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After a vote and a runoff vote, we have a winner! Congrats CustomSE!

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2009 Vulcan 9000 Custom Special Edition

Modifications
Performance
•Cobra FI2000R Power Pro Tuner
•Low and Mean Force Performance Air Intake
•Barons Front and Rear Overdrive/Power Pulleys

Pipes
•Flat Black Side Burner Hard Krome 2 to 1 Exhaust with 4 inch diameter turnout.

Seat
•Saddleman Renegade Deluxe Solo Seat with Flame Stitching.

Wheels
•Stock Dark Custom Special Edition.

Suspension
•LA Choppers Adjustable Rear Lowering Kit – 2 Inch Drop.

Accessories & Appearance Modifications
•Custom Paint by DB’s Cycles – Black with Burnt Orange Pearl Real Flames
•Memphis Shades Fairing with Black Trigger-Lock Mounting Kit
•Radiantz Custom Smoked Flexible LED Rear Turn Signal and Brake Light Array
•Black Side Mounted Vertical License Plate with LED Lighting
•Handlebar Mounted Billet Dial Clock and Thermometer
•La Rosa Black Leather Solo Left Mount Saddle Bag
•Low and Mean Radiator Shroud and Chin Spoiler with Honeycomb Screen
•Low and Mean Honeycomb Screen and Dagger Air Filter Cover
•Low and Mean Reaper Front Fender
•Low and Mean Custom Skull Speedo Face
•Custom Coil Cover with Honeycomb Screen
•Black Blade Rear View Mirrors
•Black Vulcan Oil Reservoir Cover and Oil Cap
•Custom Burnt Orange Horn Cover
•Black Speedo Visor
•Flat Black Kickstand

And the Story: I’m a late bloomer and didn’t start riding until last year at age 52. Being a new Rider, the Vulcan 900 was going to be my “Starter Bike” with the hope of maybe buying a HD someday. I bought the Bike last spring from a guy who had it in his garage. He bought the Bike new. The Bike had 523 miles on it when he dropped it on its left side. He had knee problems so he parked the Bike in his garage and bought himself a Can-Am Spyder instead. I bought the Bike Spring 2013 and put 4,000 miles on it last summer. I fell in love with it and the bike transitioned from my “Started Bike” to a “Keeper”, no longer wanting a HD. With my Bike parked in the garage during the Rocky Mountain Winter, I began tinkering and caught a serious case of the “Mod Bug”. I got a lot of information and ideas from the Kawasaki Vulcan Forum to help me with designing and transforming my Bike into what it is today.
 

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Nice bike! Congrats!! Maybe someday my 2010 Custom SE can come close...
 

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Thanks Guys.
I get a lot of inspiration from this Forum.
It is an honor to be selected from a great field of Bikes.
 

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That is a beautiful bike, congrats! Hope someday my '09 Custom looks that custom :good:

I had a quick question for you: Is that the Renegade solo seat in the picture? I was interested in getting one myself, what are your impressions on comfort/riding position compared to stock?

Thanks :)
 

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That is a beautiful bike, congrats! Hope someday my '09 Custom looks that custom :good:

I had a quick question for you: Is that the Renegade solo seat in the picture? I was interested in getting one myself, what are your impressions on comfort/riding position compared to stock?

Thanks :)
Yea, its a Saddleman Renegade Deluxe Solo Seat with Flame Stitching.
My wife is a control freak so she has no desire to ride on the back of my Bike.
So I replaced the larger stock seat with a solo seat. As far as comfort and riding position I have been very pleased. I ride the bike everyday (except Winter) to work which is about 40 miles round trip - best part of my workday. The longest Ride I had in the seat was 4 hours.
 

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Yea, its a Saddleman Renegade Deluxe Solo Seat with Flame Stitching.
My wife is a control freak so she has no desire to ride on the back of my Bike.
So I replaced the larger stock seat with a solo seat. As far as comfort and riding position I have been very pleased. I ride the bike everyday (except Winter) to work which is about 40 miles round trip - best part of my workday. The longest Ride I had in the seat was 4 hours.
That's good to know. No one rides on the back of my Bike either so I've been looking for a solo seat.

I have a similar commute about 50 miles round trip. Only I ride as much as I can in the winter. :D
 

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I have a similar commute about 50 miles round trip. Only I ride as much as I can in the winter. :D
My routine for the Winter in the Colorado Rockies is:

1) Put the Bike in the garage for Winter storage.

2) Prep and take the snow blower out.

So I claim there is two seasons in the Colorado Rockies -

Bike Riding Season:) and Snow Blowing Season:(.

My solution is to move back to Hawaii soon.:D
 

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My routine for the Winter in the Colorado Rockies is:

1) Put the Bike in the garage for Winter storage.

2) Prep and take the snow blower out.

So I claim there is two seasons in the Colorado Rockies -

Bike Riding Season:) and Snow Blowing Season:(.

My solution is to move back to Hawaii soon.:D

Yeah I live in the PNW (W = Wet) so as long as there isn't snow/ice on the ground and there are no 45+ MPH winds, my Areostitch suit keeps me riding as much as possible.

I would LOVE to move to HI, my sister lived there for a couple years and a former coworker just sold everything and moved to Maui. :cool:
 

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Very nice indeed.
I like what mods you are doing to your 900.
Is your batwing fairing a Memphis Shades?
Did you paint your fairing or did you just polish the factory finish?
I'm considering getting a Memphis Shades batwing fairing for long distance rides.
 

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Thanks.
Our Bikes are very similar. So you know I'm a fan of yours.
I'll be following your progress and looking forward to seeing it next month.
 
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