Looking at buying a Voyager or Vaquero? Little help please.
New to the forum. But not new to ridding.
I'm looking at buying a Voyager 1700, or a Vaquero 1700. I have not decided on one, or the other just yet.
I like the looks of the Vaquero better, but I like having the storage, and passenger comfort of the Voyager. So I'm still not sure what I will buy. (Wife dose ride on the back some times, but most of the time she rides her own bike.)
I have a few questions for you guys if you don't mind.
First, is there anything on one, that's not on the other that I might really want?
Second, are there any known problems with them? If so what?
And is there any thing a potential owner should know before buying?
Do these 1700 have good power? (Used to an 1800)
Is there any expensive maintenance things I should know about?
What is the most common things done to gain more power?
And what kind of power numbers do these bikes make after they have had these things installed?
Never owned a belt drive bike, only shaft drive, anything I should know?
My current bike is a 2003 Honda VTX 1800C. I like the bike, but it has NO storage, no audio, no cruse control, no anything really. Its a bare bones cruiser. Its fun, but its not the best for longer rides. I LOVE the power it has, and how well it handles and stops, but I think its time to move on to something that better suits my needs.
I ride an hour + all the time. And 300 miles in a day is not uncommon for me. I would like to ride longer, but with no storage for gear, the small fuel tank, and the vary basic layout of the bike, its just not much fun to ride more then a few hours at a time, so 300 miles is about the most I ever do in a day.
I do not plan to sell the bike for while, and am considering buying a new one. Tho if I can find a good used one, that is an option. Dealers around here are nuts tho, and think they can sell these bikes at 2-3 years old, with around 4k on them for 13-14k. I have found several bikes on line new for the same price.
What is a good price for a used one?
Say 1-4 years old, with 1,000-7,000 miles on it in good condition.
Thanks for the help guys!!!