Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

by Christina
(Pittsboro, IN (Hendricks County))

I love my motorcycle. I previously had been riding my father's Harley Davidson Heritage Softtail Classic but found it's weight nearly unbearable, not to mention the tension in the clutch lever required some muscle and usually left my arm throbbing. After some thought and consideration I decided it best to give my inherited HD back to my stepmother and I went shopping for another bike. I ended up with a Kawasaki VN900 Classic. I no longer feel like I need to lower my bike (I'm 5'4" so a good fit comes hard). The lever tension is great, the reach is perfect... but better yet, I no longer feel like the bike rules me, I rule it. It's just as big as the heritage was, but it's about 400 - 500 pounds lighter which makes it easier for me to maneuver. There are still some modifications that I'd like to make to the break pedal for comfort purposes, but I'm fine with it. Overall, it's a smooth ride that I can enjoy for miles and miles.

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Jul 26, 2012
watch that kickstand
by: Hatterasman

My 1st bike was a 1975 CB550 Honda that I bought new. That tells you I'm old. A year ago I bought a Vulcan 900 classic and absolutely love it except for 1 thing. The Honda had a center stand that you had to put the bike in neutral to roll it onto and off the stand. When you go through the MSF course they preach to you make sure it is in neutral. I'm sure that is to prevent you from starting the bike in gear and taking out your fellow classmates. So neutral is what I learned to park the bike in. A few days ago I parked the bike at the end of my driveway where there is an ever so slight decline. I took off my gloves and helmet standing next to the bike and everything was fine. I started to walk toward the house and heard a crash. I turned and saw my motorcycle laying on it's side. Not something you would wish on anyone. The bike being in neutral rolled slightly and the kickstand collapsed and dumped the bike. Harley kickstands have a locking device but no such thing with kawasaki's or any other metrics I'm aware of. So put the bike in 1st gear whenever you park it. I learned the hard way. Hope you'll be spared.I'm still waiting on my Vulcan to be returned from the dealer. Yes there was some damage. Take care. Hatterasman

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