About to take the plunge???
Okay, all. Tomorrow seems I'm going to trade in my 2005 Z-750 for a new 2009 Vulcan 900 Custom. Been looking at this bike type for the last few years, really like the look.Getting at good price (so can afford this cycle). Already bought M6-1.0 10mm bolts to replace bottom zerks, bought a bag of resistors for the 270 ohm gas gauge fix. Still, I'm gonna miss going ***mph, but sportbike sitting position was never close to comfy after 60 to 90 minutes, and I'm hankering to travel a lot farther than just a county or two away. My main worry, being able to ride at real highway speeds (70-75mph actual, not indicated). I keep reading mixed signals about this throughout this forum. Used to sportbike rpms of 5500 to 6000, so as long as bike can keep up with traffic without feeling like it's coming apart, just higher rpms should not bother me. Have already accepted compromise that bike is 200 pounds heavier, can't fit bike into tight squeeze, open parking corners in parking garage and is not a high warp drive vehicle. Still plan on taking to work most every day all year, weather permitting. Please tell me normal highway speeds for some hours at a time is something bike can take okay. I really want to like bike, but if really only made for relatively local, non-interstate use, maybe I should keep the Z? I'm trying to guard against 'the grass is always greener over the fence' syndrome.