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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-10-2019, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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2018 900 Classic - Ivan flash, Both Baron gear pulleys

The above mentioned mods have been accomplished. Plus a new Corbin seat, windshield, luggage rack/backrest, and soft luggage stays. Total extra cost ~$1500, bought this new bike as a leftover for $6700. So all in ~$8200.
Compared to stock - there is no comparison! This is a much more usable, comfortable bike. I can now run 70mph and not cringe. (Not sure how far off the Speedo is with these mods)
Would I do it again? Absolutely!
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-10-2019, 06:59 PM
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Nice lookin bike, what did you mean by “I can do 70 and not cringe?” I ride a vn750 and I like the look of the 900 as well, I know the bikes handle a little different but was curious what you meant. The 750 is happy at 70mph.

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My 900 is happy at 70 too.

Nice looking bike Denny

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70s not bad, it's 80 when things get a little buzzy and loud.

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You got it! And it's a shame! In my evaluation that I received from Kawasaki I detailed the - in my opinion - the simple solutions: change the gearing so that 75 mph is comfortable ( don't tell me it can't be done...), offer not only a "feet forward model" but a standard "legs underneath you" version, and raise the bike up an inch or two! Comfortable, stretch out seat - come on designers!
I still believe the perfect size motorcycle for a solo rider is in the 750 to 1000 cc range. Really like my Classic - now! But, if I could not have done what I did to it I would not have kept it. Kawasaki was close, but it shouldn't be that way. Build an all around standard motorcycle that's comfortable! Is that too much to ask? With engineering and technology as it is today - I'll quote the Seabees moto "Can do!"
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Ivan Flash

When I looked at Ivan's website, it said that flash was available for the 2006-2017 Vulcan 900. I assumed it meant that flash wasn't available for the 2018 or 2019 models as if Kawasaki had updated the ECU for those models and Ivan hadn't worked out an update for them. Does his flash for the 2006-2017 models work for the 2018 and 2019 models?

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Mine is a 2018 model. The reflash is the same. Send yours in to Ivan... You'll be happy that you did.
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