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New bike Looking for any info

jhawkins
09-11-2011, 06:20 PM
Hi

I just got my new Bike. A 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero. If there is anything that you think that I should know I would like the help. If you know of any good mods or extras for the bike that would be nice too.

This is my fist year on a bike. I bought a 1981 KZ 750 to learn on and got 4000 miles on it this summer. So I sold my Atv and bike to buy this one. I love the bike, it looks great and ride even better.

Thanks

Jeremey Hawkins

pitchinguy
09-11-2011, 08:13 PM
Welcome Jeremy! Glad to have you join us & gratz on your new scoot! Got any pics of your new beast?

A 750 to a 1700 is a healthy step there mate! Have you taken the MSF course?

Ride safe! 8)

jhawkins
09-11-2011, 09:21 PM
Thank you. I will be taking a class soon. My neighbor has been riding with me. He has been on a bike for 20 + years.

burntcandy
09-14-2011, 01:41 AM
A taller windshield is a must for it. I got the 12" OEM shield for a voyager and put it behind the tinted shield. But BAGGERSHIELD makes a pretty cool adjustable windshield for it also that is adjustable between like 7 and 11" or something like that. Mine had the V&H slip ons already on it when I picked it up from the dealer.
I can't be happier with it. Large bike, mileage is figuring usually right at 41. Rides like a dream. 34 days owning it and 3200miles already. Just can't seem to let it sit too long. I got another posting labeled "sold sign is hanging on my new vaquero" I just put a video on that thread of how the pipes sound going 65mph down the highway with no baffles.

wild_deuce03
09-14-2011, 11:22 AM
Glad to hear that the mileage is better than what is being reported in cruiser mags. Every article I've read has it in the mid to low 30's!

SakiRider01
09-15-2011, 05:52 PM
congrads. Where's the pictures.

burntcandy
09-16-2011, 02:15 AM
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.249523301735561.62687.100000336780436#!/photo.php?fbid=249524051735486&set=a.249523301735561.62687.100000336780436&type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000336780436&sk=photos#!/photo.php?fbid=10150298671104652&set=t.100000336780436&type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000336780436&sk=photos#!/video/video.php?v=264283683592856

There is even the sound clip of the V&H slip ons without baffles running 65 mph