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Cruiser question - August 11, 2008, 03:25 PM

My dad is looking to get a bike when he comes back to the states and these are his requirements:

about 1100cc
drive shaft
hydraulic valves
cruiser

The idea is low matenance and comfort, what are his options?


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VTX1300. I have the VTX1800 and really like it.


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VTX 1300!!

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August 11, 2008, 03:34 PM

I would look at the yamaha Vstar series
http://www.starmotorcycles.com/
will ans all your questions


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August 11, 2008, 03:37 PM

Why drive-shaft only? That limits him a good bit. All modern Harleys are belt driven, which is still low maintenance relative to chain drive. Love'em or hate'em, they have the lion's share of the big cruiser market and you can't beat the dealer network and parts availability.

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August 11, 2008, 03:41 PM

good point...I will ask.


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good point...I will ask.
shaft has ALLOT easier day to day maintenance - ie none....


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I love my 1100 VStar, and they no longer make an 1100 just a 650 and a 1300.


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shaft has ALLOT easier day to day maintenance - ie none....
Those were my dad's exact words. So we're sticking to shaft driven and hydraulic valves.


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August 12, 2008, 10:47 AM

Not trying to argue, but belts don't have any maintenance either. No lube and they last tens of thousands of miles.

If he doesn't want a H-D, that's fine, but writing them off simply because of the drivetrain is silly.


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No arguing...it's just what he wants.


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August 12, 2008, 11:44 AM

Is he looking new or used? I like the BMW R1200C, but they stopped making them around '04. The looks are a bit controversial (ie it doesn't look remotely Harley-ish), but to me it looks like what I imagine a BMW cruiser should look like. Rare enough to stand out, but still a BMW, so there are parts and shops around.


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August 12, 2008, 12:15 PM

The 1100 Vstar was a tapet valve train, not hydraulic. Adjusting them is very simple but it is maintenance. I replaced the cams on that engine myself, again very easy. I don't know if the 1300 is hydraulic.
The 1100 was the engine out of the old Virago so it had been around FOREVER!

Personally the shaft is more maintenance than belt. You do have to drain the oil and replace it. My belt will NEVER need adjusting.
Now the trade off is I have 3 oils to change!!!


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August 12, 2008, 03:38 PM

OK so the VTX 1300 and the VStar 1100 both were Dad approved. The question is now about comfort. How comfortable are the stock seats? How long can you ride before your arse falls asleep? What if you have a skinny bumm like my Mom's?

...parents are so demanding.


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