Bought my '11 900 classic LT with 6,500km last year put 8,000 km in the last year and 3,000 this year. 1 set of tires, a battery, oil changes and just did the 24,000km service. Love it so far and getting ready for a cross Canada trip in 3 weeks.
excellent news new rider here and just purchased an 06 900 vulcan dunno if its a classic but shes a beautiful red bike im told is decent enough for a mature beginner2006 900 classic,set of tires,2 batteries and 18k miles,,,NOT ONE PROBLEM,Ran frkn super,miss that bike
Thank you for the reply.2012 classic...1 battery replacement, 1 set of Michelin Commander 2's
All self maintained
13,000 miles..... completely free of any issues....of course being a freak for mechanical work, I literally dismantled the entire motorcycle since I bought it in winter and was bored....I used to strip and build road racing motorcycles so it's habit and I was very impressed how easy it came apart and went back together awesome for a street slug ..
Would recommend this bike to my best friend or relation as long as it fits your use...me? I had to get my feet forward and a relaxed posture to break my speed habits so it reminds me to take it easy👍👍👍👍
Which signals did you use? I have the same problem. There are plenty of cheap Chinese made aftermarkets out there, so I am always curious of what replacements people are using.I got my 08 last year with 9500 miles on it. First thing I did was fork seals and tires. Stator went out at 15000 miles. Replaced stator and bolt along with the rectifier. Replaced all 4 turn signals cause the rubber dry rotted. Oil changes every 3000 miles. I passed on 15000 miles valve clearance check. Probably do it at 25000 miles.
I have 2009 classic lt. Bought it last year with 6400 miles. Got over 14000 on it now. No problems except with fuel pump. Changed and no other issues even on some extended rides.I have owned four of these bikes now and was wondering what other owners who have actually accumulated some miles have or have not seen for problems with these bikes.I have a tendency to switch bikes often so have never really put a lot of miles on any of the four.I did have a 2009 that dripped some coolant at about 3000 miles which I resolved by tightening some hose clamps under the gas tank.Also had small amounts of oil form (same bike) on the wiring harness that runs to the regulator.Never did resolve that problem.I never had any of the frequently talked of belt noise and never experienced stator failure but I never put more than 4500 miles on any of the four bikes.Please state year,mileage,and whether modifications may have caused the problem when responding.