Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Near Pottsville Pa
Year/Make/Model: 2016 Vulcan 900 classic LT
Jerry, I ride my 900 classic LT with ear plugs ( cobra slash downs ) and my ears still ring after a LONG ride,say 3-4 hrs......even with a 3/4 helmet and wearing ear plugs.
Short rides are Ok but the longer rides,I wear ear plugs but even then on a long ride my head is buzzing after I remove the ear plugs, for the best part of an hour or so. My hearing is already damaged from years of playing drums in rock bands, shooting pistol with out hearing protection, you know, real smart things like that,,, when I was young and knew everything.
Now,I need to guard what little hearing I have left at age 62.
So, I will be trading my older goldwing for a fresh new bike and the voyager is on top of a very short list even though I have heard about some throttle issues,heat from exhaust on legs and no power in overdrive-6th gear.......I have been told the IVAN's flash corrects these issues and makes it more fun to drive with less heat. So,if I purchase a voyager I will need the flash but don't want the noise,I'd rather sneak around on the tour bike and if I want a little noise I can ride the 900 as I plan to keep it,at least for a while to see if I really love the voyager..........
Can't afford a new wing nor a new yamaha trans continental package,nor a new harley so with my limited funds,its a new voyage or a lightly used harley ultra classic with under 7000 miles.......right now I'm leaning toward a new bike, not used so voyager is the only thing in my price range and the dealer will give me more money for my trade than the other dealers,so the money I need to put out is less.......that harley does look good.......but / I'd rather buy new with a 2 yr warranty.My 2016 900 classic never gave me any trouble so I assume the same with a new voyager.