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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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new vn900 for an older vn1500

Hi guys, just a stupid question. i just bought a vn900 2008 23000 miles on it . it is great , am i coming from a vn750 (1993 , about the same mileage as vn900)

is it worth trading my vn900 , for an older vn1500 ( i love the sound of 1500)

of course i would ask for a money difference . i like to see your point of view ( yes or no ) . if you can , throw a few arguments in . thanks
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i wouldn't consider a 08 with 20+K new. i don't see where you'd be getting a cash difference going up to a 600cc bigger bike??? you need to find true market value for yours & a bike you want. if your doing it for a bigger bike & some cash, i just don't see it.
also lots of variables to consider. year, condition, mileage. hard to give any accurate answer.
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i was thinking the change for a 1500 , between 1996-2002,
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Burp, condition and mileage are everything when it comes to bikes. especially since so many models have long runs. year has much less meaning. bikes are crazy in pricing. there all over the place. i have a 1600 classic. almost bought a 1500. you'll love the move up if you get it. good luck

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Burp, condition and mileage are everything when it comes to bikes. especially since so many models have long runs. year has much less meaning. bikes are crazy in pricing. there all over the place. i have a 1600 classic. almost bought a 1500. you'll love the move up if you get it. good luck

p.s. my father in laws nickname is BURP for obvious reasons. LOL
You make good points, but my questions about the change up are more in the styling, feeling , sound, etc. do you feel a big difference or you have to go all the way up to v2k to really feel it . does the weight/power ration feel a lot better on the 1500 than on a 900, fuel consumption difference.. things like that.
10x for the pointers

p.s. my friends were a little nicer with burB .. it should have been BEER
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burb, i was riding a honda shadow 750 classic before this. i loved the bike, but all my friends have big bikes and i felt i was always struggling to keep up, didn't really like riding on the highway, and was always looking for that extra gear. the difference with my 1600 is incredible. smooth, fast, and lots of power in all ranges. i recommend the bigger bike, especially if your going to be riding with friends with bigger bikes.

gas- around 38mpg. i really don't watch it.
1500 is 55% bigger then your 900. that should be enough to make you happy.

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10x man for the info. i still am considering moving up to 1500.. if anybody has any more info please share
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55% bigger with only 25% more hp.......
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55% bigger with only 25% more hp.......
58 ft-lbs torque on the 900, 85 ft-lbs on the 1500.

It's a cruiser. Horsepower isn't the interesting part.
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if you want horsepower you can get the vn750 (68hp) if you want 1 more pair of balls you will get 1500 (for torque) ) in between is the vn900
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