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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-13-2016, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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Good morning everyone. New rider as of May of this year and I currently ride a VStar 650 and I am interested in purchasing a 1700 Vulcan Valquero. I am 5' 8" tall with a 30" inseam. Are there any riders on here with my height or shorter that are riding the Valquero and if so what is your experience thus far. Closet dealer that has a Valquero in stock is 4.5 hours away and I want to get some feed back on this topic prior to heading that way to test ride one. Thank you in advance for your responses.
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Good morning everyone. New rider as of May of this year and I currently ride a VStar 650 and I am interested in purchasing a 1700 Vulcan Valquero. I am 5' 8" tall with a 30" inseam. Are there any riders on here with my height or shorter that are riding the Valquero and if so what is your experience thus far. Closet dealer that has a Valquero in stock is 4.5 hours away and I want to get some feed back on this topic prior to heading that way to test ride one. Thank you in advance for your responses.
Think you will be fine,if I'm not mistaken the vaq sits a little lower than the nomad and vv,5'11 32 here and can stand up with extra room on my nomad,Be a nice jump and a sweet Ride,some others will chime in ,good luck
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Thank you RevRider!
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I have a 2015 Voyager and I'm 5' 7" with a 30" inseam. I can flat foot on level ground with no problem but if the ground slopes away on either side it takes a little more attention to what you are doing when stopping. Both bikes list a seat height at 28.7" so I think you would be OK with it. Just be aware when you test ride if the ground isn't level when you stop.

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Thank you JDHog. I am truly excited about the Valquero as my GF rides a HD Street Glide and leaves me in the dust when we ride together... lol
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As others have said, be very careful if you're in a parking lot and the ground slopes. If that bike leans just a bit too much, you probably will not be able to stop it from dropping. Also, stay off that front brake when in a parking lot or coming to a stop at an intersection.
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Thank you JDHog. I am truly excited about the Valquero as my GF rides a HD Street Glide and leaves me in the dust when we ride together... lol
You admit that!! lol Better go get the vaq
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The only downside when I switched from a Vstar 1100 to a Nomad 1700 last year was the weight. From less than 700lbs. to 800+, that beast is heavy to move around the driveway/parking lot, so you're always careful finding your spots... but once you're off, 'exhilirating'.
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Thank you all for the awesome advice. Big day tomorrow as set course for the dealership early in the morning!!!
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