Join Date: Apr 2013
Model: Spirit 750 VT750DC
Location: Wherever you go, there you are!
Yeah, bikes CAN be an addiction, and 'customizing' them could also become an obsession. A lot of it depends on your personality. A part of me wants one of every type; chopper (something like a Big Dog), long-distance cruiser (probably a VTX or older Valkyrie), short cruiser (which would be my current '03 Spirit 750), adventure (dual sport - maybe KTM), crotch-rocket (preferably a Ducati), and dirt. However, ANOTHER part of me would NOT want to have to deal with the 'maintenance' and 'upkeep' on ALL those bikes, and thinks ONE is quite enough, especially when considering how little space there is in my garage!! I think if I had one bike, which could be good for at least MOST of the types of riding I want to do, then I would be happy! Right now, that's looking like a slightly older VTX, with the right accessories. The problem right now, though, is that I've been seeing SEVERAL bikes that would fit that 'bill' for me, but I DON'T have the cash to be able to GET any of them, even though some have been as low as $2500-4500. As soon as I can save up enough cash, though, that's what I'M going to do! Still not sure if I'll keep the Spirit 750 for a daily rider, or not, but if the 'next' bike is as much fun to ride, or more, I'll probably sell it or give it to my son, since he doesn't have his own, yet, and my wife's VLX is a little 'small' for his 300#, 6'1" frame.
If you're even thinking about getting a 'bigger' bike, a VTX is what I would suggest. Many love the 1300 and say that it's perfect and 'just enough' for them, but almost everyone I know who has an 1800 says that there is NO WAY that they would ever be 'under powered', though some have complained a little about the weight being a little much. You should check on the VTXOA forum (vtxoa.com), where quite a few bikes are up for sale right now, and you can see what issues folks have been dealing with, and what great bikes they are.
"My Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, tires screeching, totally used up, thoroughly worn out, and loudly proclaiming...WOW! What a Ride!!"
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