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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-30-2014, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Vulcan 1700 Vaquero

Anyone out there have this model?
Was looking into purchasing a 2014, but didn't because of the fairing being frame mounted instead of being mount to the front end, like to see where I'm going in the dark.
Any opinions on frame mounted vs front end mounted fairing?
Also what type of gas mileage does the 1700 get?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-30-2014, 05:30 PM
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Try this thread out. It's ALL about the Vaquero.
https://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=22962
There's 544 replies on it. Lots of info there.
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You'll like the frame mounted better, on windy days a lot less work controlling the bike if that makes sense and less fatigue. No problems seeing where your going, no different than a car. I had a Vaquero and loved it, my wife started riding and did not love it so it's gone.

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Turning your handlebars this way & that on a motorcycle is a sure-fire recipe for disaster I'd say... Frame-mounted / Fork-mounted, makes little difference.

Either the Vaq spins your wheels or it doesn't. If you want a fuel efficient bike, then a V-Twin cruiser probably isn't what you're looking for.

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I have the Voyager- same bike/fairing. I love the frame-mounted fairing. As far as seeing, I have the driving lights in the fairing too, and they are WONDERFUL!

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I had only rode one bike with fairing prior to the Voyager, and that was only 87 miles with fork mount. The 1st day on the Voyager felt odd because it was stationary, but dont even notice it now, and the lights do a geat job of lighting the way.


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I've had a '12 Vaq since march. Much prefer the frame mounted fairing. I have the tall windshield on it and I like it way better than the stock 5" one. Lights could be better be they are adequate. I've put around 13k on it and it is one of the coolest sleds out there. The stereo with iphone hook up is great too. I couldn't be any happier with mine.

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Frame mounted fairings are far superior to fairing mounted to the front end of a motorcycle. If you do your research you will agree with me. If you have ridden in cross winds with both styles, you will agree with me.

The only time the movable light is helpful is when you are in the woods going 1 mile per hour and need to turn around. Otherwise there is not difference because the front end doesn't move more than a fraction of an inch at speed.

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Frame mounted fairings are far superior to fairing mounted to the front end of a motorcycle. If you do your research you will agree with me. If you have ridden in cross winds with both styles, you will agree with me.

The only time the movable light is helpful is when you are in the woods going 1 mile per hour and need to turn around. Otherwise there is not difference because the front end doesn't move more than a fraction of an inch at speed.
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Anyone out there have this model?
Was looking into purchasing a 2014, but didn't because of the fairing being frame mounted instead of being mount to the front end, like to see where I'm going in the dark.
Any opinions on frame mounted vs front end mounted fairing?
Also what type of gas mileage does the 1700 get?

Thanks.
Just bought the 2014 model 2 weeks ago, love it. You won't regret it. I get about 41 mph, but I am still in the breakin period and have not modded the exhaust and intake yet. The power commander will also help with fuel economy.

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