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I'm going to turn 65 in a few weeks and started riding when I was 16 years old. Over the years Iv had over a dozen bikes. Most of them were Honda's. ... I bought my current bike a 2001 Shadow Spirit 750 new in 2001. I loved it then and still love it today. Right now no one makes a new bike that I would be interested in trading up to so I may ride my Spirit for another 16 years God Willing.
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Between my wife and me, we have four . . .

2016 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited
2015 Harley-Davidson Street 750
2009 Honda Shadow Spirit 750
2009 Honda Rebel 250 (which is for sale).

I love riding the Ultra Limited, and I also love riding my Shadow.
How do you decide which bike to ride, and do you tend to favor one over the others? In other words, if I were to buy a VTX 1300, would I still want to ride the Phantom? Or does it become a matter of "this bike is for these type of rides" and that bike is for "those type of rides". I would hate to buy the VTX only find out I end up parking the Phantom (I can't imagine).

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How do you decide which bike to ride, and do you tend to favor one over the others? In other words, if I were to buy a VTX 1300, would I still want to ride the Phantom? Or does it become a matter of "this bike is for these type of rides" and that bike is for "those type of rides". I would hate to buy the VTX only find out I end up parking the Phantom (I can't imagine).
I have 2 bikes The VLX and I just got an 86 1100 shadow project bike. When finished the 1100 will be my weekend warrior and the VLX will still be my commute to work bike due to the awesome 62 miles per gallon she gets.



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I stick with one bike at a time, because after all, I can only ride one bike at a time. My VTX does everything I need a bike to do.



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Addiction it can be but when I was quoted the price of a Indian Springfield dressed the way I wanted it, I woke up from the dream @ $24,000!




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For obvious reasons, Cerberus, you need three bikes...one to please each head.

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For obvious reasons, Cerberus, you need three bikes...one to please each head.
Not thats theres anything wrong with that. Now which head is who:





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I would love to have 3 or 4, but I also would like to stay married............

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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.


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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.
Already been there, but I appreciate the suggestion.

I'm debating, assuming nobody buys them before I get to them, between the VTX and Vulcan. To me, much of that debate is now fuel injection vs carb.
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