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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-05-2016, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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trying to get back in the saddle

I sold my bike about 4 years ago- started looking for a new one. Remembered this forum, and stumbled across the Midwest section. I'm in central Illinois.


If anyone hears of a good deal, let me know. Looking forward to getting in the wind again. Maybe I can meet up with some of you.


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I will do that today. Thanks for the tip
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Don't know what you're looking for but, HD of Bloomington (Indiana) had an 06 VLX in their used inventory. Low miles and looked to be in excellent shape. They were asking $2999.



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Keep an eye on the area Craiglist. Peoria/LaSalle Co/Quad cities. I see quite a few on there. You just have to shop smart.

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I sold my bike about 4 years ago- started looking for a new one. Remembered this forum, and stumbled across the Midwest section. I'm in central Illinois.


If anyone hears of a good deal, let me know. Looking forward to getting in the wind again. Maybe I can meet up with some of you.
Welcome from "up nort' ".

Keep an eye on CraigsList. Once I decided I was buying, I found something I liked within a week. I even paid a couple of hundred over book, but this bike was immaculate for being 17 years old and the seller met me in Duluth, which saved me a long trip to Brainerd.

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I had a 2001 750 Shadow. I felt it was fine for me.
My dad had the 600 - I dug it, and it was peppy and quick, but it never
quite felt right.
I'd be happy with the 750 again, and I think I'd prefer the ACE or Aero.
However, I'm considering bumping up to the 1100, or maybe the 1300.
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Looking at an ACE tonight.
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Looking at an ACE tonight.
Saw an ad for a '96 1100 Ace a local H-D place has.

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