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Old 09-01-2008, 09:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

An 04 Honda Shadow Aero or an 05 Suzuki Boulevard C50 or an 03 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom? It will be my cruiser (I have crossed over from sportbikes). These 3 pre-owned bikes are all in mint condition with in about $300 of each other. All are shaft drive. What made you choose the Honda? I am not sure which way to go right now. Just looking for opinions. Thanks.
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Are any of these bikes fuel injected? If so, that would certainly help me make my choice.
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All are excellent bikes. Tough choice.... I would test ride all & see which one "feels right" to you.
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I had to make a similar choice. I am 5`6" and I chose a Honda Aero because of the low seat position and the excellent record of trouble free performance.
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..my buddy swithched over from a 05 Shadow to a 08 Blvd 50, because he wanted a fuel injected bike vs carburated. In comparison he mentioned, that they feel about the same except for the response is a bit quicker due to the fuel injection.
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1. Suzuki
2. Honda
Stay away from the 650
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I was riding yesterday witth a couple on a C50 and, with two-up it was a gutless wonder. It took him a half a mile to catch up everytime we stopped for a light or went around a corner. If you are planning any two-up riding I would stay away from the C50.
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I was riding yesterday witth a couple on a C50 and, with two-up it was a gutless wonder. It took him a half a mile to catch up everytime we stopped for a light or went around a corner. If you are planning any two-up riding I would stay away from the C50.
Any of the bikes mentioned are lousy two up.
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I went with the Shadow, not knowing that the Suzuki 50s were FI. Had I known that, I probably would've bought a Suzuki instead. The Shadow isn't necessarily a bad choice, though. They've got that "Honda reliability" vibe, after all.
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