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by troxelb
Thu May 25, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Rear stand for a cruiser?
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

Yeah, I looked into the Craftsman one...but it won't work because my two exhaust pipes are lower than my frame. I might be able to make some blocks that I could set under the frame that would end up being lower than the pipes, but I'm not sure how well that would work.
by troxelb
Wed May 24, 2006 9:24 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Rear stand for a cruiser?
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

No, my bike does not have a center stand. :(
by troxelb
Tue May 23, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Rear stand for a cruiser?
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

Rear stand for a cruiser?

Hello, I have a Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD with about 300 miles on it. I've been looking for a rear stand so I can do my chain maintenance a little easier. Does anyone know where I can find one that will lift my bike? What would I need to know when buying a stand for a cruiser? I looked into the Crafts...
by troxelb
Mon May 15, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Passed MSF today, was way easier then I thought. Go for it!
Replies: 16
Views: 3531

Hey, count me in this club! I just passed on Mother's day also!
by troxelb
Thu May 04, 2006 11:28 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: And yet another soon to be new biker - a couple questions
Replies: 22
Views: 6358

Shiv,

Hehe...yeah, if it's that cold outside, I'll be in my Tacoma.

Man, this sucks....now I have to wait until I take the MSF course before I can ride. I'm on the list to get in earlier if someone cancels their spot.

Brian
by troxelb
Thu May 04, 2006 11:01 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: And yet another soon to be new biker - a couple questions
Replies: 22
Views: 6358

kabob,

That's actually what I am doing. I'm trying stuff on at the shop and then looking at prices online.
by troxelb
Thu May 04, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: And yet another soon to be new biker - a couple questions
Replies: 22
Views: 6358

That's pretty damn funny...Shiv is psychic.

I just bought the new bike and a Scorpion EXO 700. <bows to Shiv>


I got a pretty good deal. With about $500 in tax and licensing, I walk out the door at $5000.

So I took the bike new for $4500.
by troxelb
Thu May 04, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: And yet another soon to be new biker - a couple questions
Replies: 22
Views: 6358

Thanks for all the replies!

I guess I should have specified that I'm going to go for textile rather than leather.

I do already have a nice pair of boots.

Does anyone have any reasons why I should NOT buy a Vulcan 500 LTD?

Thanks again!

Brian
by troxelb
Thu May 04, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: And yet another soon to be new biker - a couple questions
Replies: 22
Views: 6358

Shiv, Thanks for the advice. I am not able to take over the payments that way though. I do not want any new accounts showing up on my credit report while I'm working on getting a house. Do you have any advice on a used bike in that price range? I can definitely have a shop check it out. Thanks! Brian
by troxelb
Thu May 04, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: And yet another soon to be new biker - a couple questions
Replies: 22
Views: 6358

Ninja79, I already paid for the MSF course...I just have to wait until June for the class. :( Wow, $1000 for gear. So are you saying that a budget like: $200 for a jacket, $200-300 for a helmet and $200 for pants is too low? I'm not worried about gloves that much...$50-100 should cover them, right? ...
by troxelb
Thu May 04, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: And yet another soon to be new biker - a couple questions
Replies: 22
Views: 6358

And yet another soon to be new biker - a couple questions

Hello, I'm about to take the plunge and buy a bike. I've pretty much decided on getting a new or almost new Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD. The reason I'm not getting an older more beat up bike is because I have the money now and will probably not have the funds to upgrade in a year or so. Darn houses cost...