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I've previously had a 2000-Suzuki 1500 LC and a 2003 Nomad and for some reason I sold my Nomad 4 years ago. I'm getting the bug to buy another bike and I'm looking at a 2008 Vulcan 2000 classic LT. I'm 6'2", 235 and my wife likes to ride with me, so I'm looking for a bike that can handle both of us. I've read some of the forums about the belt chirp problem. It sounds like it's a correctable problem. One question I have is, how does this bike corner. My Suzuki had a mono rear shock and it caused the bike to wander through long sweeping curves. I'd appreciate any other advise or warnings anyone could provide.
Thanks for the help.
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Thank you. This site is where a person can get the real story. Hopefully it works out that I own another Vulcan, whether it's a 2000 LT or another Nomad. That seems to be what I've narrowed it down to.
Lob8,
 

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Yep... you'll hear the good, the bad and the ugly on bikes here. Prolly the most complete site I've ever been on. Good luck!
 

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I'd recommend either posting this question in the cruiser section or contacting a Mod and asking them to move it for you. It'll get more hits in there. Oh, and welcome!!!
 

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My previous ride was a Vulcan 2000, and prior to that I rode a Mean Streak. the Vulcan 2000 handles suprisingly well for an 800 pound cruiser...and pulls like a freight train...all the time..regardless of weight or condition. It likely wouldn't even feel a passenger along for a ride.

It can haul along the Interstate at 100mph all day without so much as whispering a concern. I never experianced any belt whine issues during the time I owned the V2K. It has a lot to to with correct belt tension and alignment I believe. If you're throttle happy she will eat rear tires on a frequant basis...but it's worth it for the torque and power she puts out.

As I've said many a time...just don't take one for a ride unless you're ready to purchase.

Best of luck.
 

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Welcome to the forum! The V2K is a great bike - I've had mine for almost 4 years now and have no plans to replace it with anything else.

For most folks the belt chirp/whine issue is just a matter of correctly setting the belt tension. The factory specs for the belt tension seem to be too tight and setting the belt at a slighter looser setting should fix the noise issue.

When riding two up on the bike I found that the factory shock would bottom out on hard bumps and pot holes and also wallow and wander through long sweepers like you described. I fixed the problem on my bike by installing an Ohlins Metric Cruiser shock.

I say go for the V2K. You won't regret it.
 

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agree 100% with remarks above. hav my 2007 V2K LT for 3 yrs now with zero issues. and YES the read shock needs to be set higher esp for two up riding
 

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Contemplating purchasing a 2008 vulvan 2000 LT

is the "vulvan" the 4 wheel box version
 

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just make sure its properly trimmed and adjusted
 

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That version also has a wonderful self-lubricating gearbox. ..Providing you finger the starter button correctly.
 

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Glad to see I wasn't the only one! :lol: Can a mod please fix the title of the thread?! All I see is VULVAn when I look at it! :lol:
 

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Hey Lob, I live in southern Mn and a dealer here has a new 2008 2000 vulcan LT on his show room floor priced at aprox $13000.00. The 2 year warranty starts when you transfer title. Very nice looking bike and my opinion is it is priced right.
Just thought I would give you something to think about or compare to another dealer.
 

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Hey Lob, I live in southern Mn and a dealer here has a new 2008 2000 vulcan LT on his show room floor priced at aprox $13000.00. The 2 year warranty starts when you transfer title. Very nice looking bike and my opinion is it is priced right.
Just thought I would give you something to think about or compare to another dealer.
If you look around you can probably get it even cheaper. Here's a new 2008 Classic LT from a dealer in Delano, MN that's asking $11,299:

2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 classic lt for sale in Delano, Minnesota - CycleTrader.com
 

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I have an '08 V2K. I never had any problems scraping while going around corners. It is a nice comfy bike capable of 2 up touring all day long.
 

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Sorry about misspelling VULCAN, that got things a little twisted back there. I'm a bike rider that can't spell. I appreciate al yur hep.
Thanks,
The Lob,
 
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