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Offline daveson

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Kawasaki 1500 Vulcan
« on: September 30, 2019, 02:53:30 AM »
Bit of a sad day today, sold my Vulcan.
What a reliable, massive, mean machine, this has been.
Anyway, I'll take the brick for a ride then, and everything will seem right in the world again.


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Offline natalena

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Re: Kawasaki 1500 Vulcan
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2019, 07:34:39 AM »
Congrats, I'm sure you've made another rider very happy as they burble down the roadway.
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Re: Kawasaki 1500 Vulcan
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2019, 08:33:20 AM »
That's a 650?  Wow, idda thunk it was biggah!
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Offline Laitch

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Re: Kawasaki 1500 Vulcan
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2019, 09:06:52 AM »
That's a 650?  Wow, idda thunk it was biggah!
Nothing wrong with your thinking! The Vulcan 1500 is 1464 to 1470cc depending upon the model. His V Star is the 650.
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Re: Kawasaki 1500 Vulcan
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2019, 08:56:41 PM »
Thats it. The burble is one of the best things about it.

Yep, i spose electric motors will take over, and it needs to happen, but I'm glad i lived in the petrol era. i love the sound of a petrol engine, and i like changing gears.

This is the classic (extra torque) model, i dont remember the exact cc's.
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Re: Kawasaki 1500 Vulcan
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2019, 03:03:29 AM »
Help,  I'm in dire need of reasons as to why I'm not an idiot. I just bought this bike back. I sold it privately but saw it for sale at a dealership. Apparently the previous owner took it in for a service, then on the way out,  saw and fell in love with a newer model Vulcan and traded it in.

Reason #1 I'm not an idiot; I sold it unregistered for $3,000 and bought it back for the same price but including rego, roadworthy, service and a few other improvements I asked for.

Reason #2 it will be my only cruiser.

Need more reasons.

My first line of defense is to leave my helmet on until the dust has settled.

Or should I just plead not guilty on grounds of mental impairment?

Am I totally mad, or just partially?
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Offline natalena

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Re: Kawasaki 1500 Vulcan
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2019, 06:57:55 AM »

Reason #1 I'm not an idiot; I sold it unregistered for $3,000 and bought it back for the same price but including rego, roadworthy, service and a few other improvements I asked for.

Reason #2 it will be my only cruiser.

Am I totally mad, or just partially?

You're on MotoBrick, therefore, not an idiot by Webster's definition.
Investment-wise, you just made a positive incremental gain in a reasonable bracket of time, and know the history of the ride. Kudu's
Everyone is partially Mad ... just have another Foster's.
You're fine, keep riding. :)
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Re: Kawasaki 1500 Vulcan
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2019, 10:59:40 AM »


Am I totally mad, or just partially?

Depends. If you lost a massive amount of $$ selling and re buying it yes.  If you made money you're a genius.
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Re: Kawasaki 1500 Vulcan
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2019, 11:55:17 AM »
Depends. If you lost a massive amount of $$ selling and re buying it yes.  If you made money you're a genius.

You need another espresso this morning
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Re: Kawasaki 1500 Vulcan
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2019, 11:59:03 AM »
Help,  I'm in dire need of reasons as to why I'm not an idiot. I just bought this bike back. I sold it privately but saw it for sale at a dealership. Apparently the previous owner took it in for a service, then on the way out,  saw and fell in love with a newer model Vulcan and traded it in.

Reason #1 I'm not an idiot; I sold it unregistered for $3,000 and bought it back for the same price but including rego, roadworthy, service and a few other improvements I asked for.

Reason #2 it will be my only cruiser.

You scored, its like it was meant to be, that is a great looking moto

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Re: Kawasaki 1500 Vulcan
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2019, 12:10:51 PM »
Everyone is partially Mad ... just have another Foster's.
He's roughly 97% more likely to drink anything else except Foster's, unless he's mad, so if he does drink it, that would confirm his condition. :-) Foster's major market is Europe but it doesn't seem to be within the top 10 ranking there either.
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Re: Kawasaki 1500 Vulcan
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2019, 12:29:14 PM »
He's roughly 97% more likely to drink anything else except Foster's, unless he's mad, so if he does drink it, that would confirm his condition. :-) Foster's major market is Europe but it doesn't seem to be within the top 10 ranking there either.
you need a profiterole and espresso Oi
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Re: Kawasaki 1500 Vulcan
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2019, 12:32:52 PM »
you need a profiterole and espresso Oi
Medice, cura te ipsum. :-)
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Offline daveson

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Re: Kawasaki 1500 Vulcan
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2019, 03:44:01 AM »
Righto,  thanks guys,  broke the news, weathered the storm,  happy days. Dunno what the fuss is about, I only got six cars and five bricks.

That video belongs in the book of heroic failures, for the least number of stralian words in a how to speak stralian.

Too right Laitch,  I'm not into fosters,  I prefer my beer without the aluminum aftertaste.
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