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Unread 11-09-2013, 05:54 AM   #931
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It might be kinda tough to ride with both legs in one pant-leg, however.

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Unread 11-09-2013, 07:29 AM   #932
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It might be kinda tough to ride with both legs in one pant-leg, however.

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Unread 11-09-2013, 07:39 AM   #933
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bike is a Honda VTX1300
Now were talking something that get gas mileage . Probably in the 50's. I get 45 with my HD.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 07:44 AM   #934
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^^This!! Cheap transportation once you get past purchase price! You ought to have a good portion of the year to ride down there, too! Just watch out for the other yahoos! We don't need Kerr road kill...

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Unread 11-09-2013, 08:48 AM   #935
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Yeah... my last bike was a Suzuki GS1100G. Before that, Yamaha RD400. Lots of dual-purpose between there. Never had a cruiser though... not sure I like the style. I started a thread in the general section for comments and opinions. I need feedback. It has 7000 miles, 2005, 1-owner, $3000.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 09:46 AM   #936
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I not sure this bike is big enough for your height. Found these on cycle trader/Honda/1300vtx.com



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All of these prices seem way out of line (to me) for a 9 year old bike. So for $3K I would go look at it. I would also deduct for rust, scratches, tire condition ( at 7000 miles they could be the originals) .

Have someone take a picture of you sitting on the bike, then post the picture. I'm afraid you'll look to big on it.

This is a bad picture, but good enough to get a idea. I'm 5'9" , this is on a bike bigger than the 1300.

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Unread 11-09-2013, 10:27 AM   #937
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The bike is "like new" condition. No scratches, never been dropped, etc. The guy just doesn't want it anymore. He's not confident riding at night, and he is a fair-weather rider. So it will sit all winter. It has been sitting for a few months now. He fires it up every couple weeks. He said it started back firing through the carbs, and he dumped in some Lucas. 7000 original miles. He's a lieutenant at work, and a friend. Also, not a big guy. The power band would be fine. Hadn't thought about physical size. Surely, this bike would fit me?? Beth says "maybe".
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Unread 11-09-2013, 10:51 AM   #938
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The back firing could be just bad gas or a filter clogged due to ethanol.
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1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 10:52 AM   #939
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Also, is it big enough for Beth to fit behind you!

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1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 11:10 AM   #940
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You look like you're having too much fun there, Papa Bill. I'm glad you keep your pack protected. Safety first!


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Unread 11-09-2013, 11:24 AM   #941
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The VTX series aren't at all small bikes, but they do have a low saddle/center of gravity, which makes them look at bit smaller. The 1300 has plenty of go - we're not talking a hot rod, but plenty of go. The foot controls are a bit forward from the factory. That makes it feel pretty good to a tall guy. I have a buddy who is 6'3"-6'4" and likes the way they feel. Kinda like a handgun...just take her for a spin an see how she feels to you! $3000 is more than fair, IMO.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 12:15 PM   #942
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The VTX series aren't at all small bikes, but they do have a low saddle/center of gravity, which makes them look at bit smaller. The 1300 has plenty of go - we're not talking a hot rod, but plenty of go. The foot controls are a bit forward from the factory. That makes it feel pretty good to a tall guy. I have a buddy who is 6'3"-6'4" and likes the way they feel. Kinda like a handgun...just take her for a spin an see how she feels to you! $3000 is more than fair, IMO.
Now we're getting somewhere! Not sure if this model has floor boards or pegs. Not sure of the, uh, appointment? C model? D model? Dunno... Haven't seen it. Don't know what color it is even.

12 second 1/4 mile??
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Unread 11-09-2013, 12:29 PM   #943
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Bill, you look about right on that bike and even though I have never met your wife, I pictured her a bit taller.

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Unread 11-09-2013, 01:04 PM   #944
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Bill, you look about right on that bike and even though I have never met your wife, I pictured her a bit taller.
Good one Dave!!! Made me smile!!! Actually the helmet is protecting a 6 pack of Shinner. Or was it Rum, I forget.

Skerr, Get off the web and go look at the bike! Crunch some numbers, so Beth knows how cheap it will be for a round trip to work.

I may have some pink leathers you could wear while riding. And a XXsmall helmet for your pimple sized head.

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1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 01:14 PM   #945
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Here's some '06 info.

http://www.eaglerider.com/rentals/honda-vtx-1300.aspx

http://www.honda.com/newsandviews/ar...spx?id=2191-en

http://m.motorcyclistonline.com/roadtests/honda_vtx1300

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1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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