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    vtx 1800 vs yamaha 1700 roadstar

    My neighbor is selling a mint 2006 roadstar. anyone want to put in there 2 cents about trying out the yamaha ? pro's or cons ? my 1800 is a dream but i am curious about the air cooled roadie as she is truly a beautiful bike and the price could be right. thanks !

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    Air cooled may not be a problem in NY, but down here in FL, I"ve sworn off of them. Get stuck in traffic and start losing power. The roadstars are nice, just not my personal cup of tea.

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    Road stars are good reliable bikes , I would not be afraid of doing the deal

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    I ride with a guy who rides one, he keeps up with my 18 and sounds great doing it! Stock seat is as comfortable as my mustang. Lots of power and torque. Nice bikes.

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    talk with betty boop her hubby has a roadliner I believe, also Marty W was looking at one as well

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    I'll give you comfort, they have that for sure, but again I just don't like air-cooled, thats all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmatt View Post
    I'll give you comfort, they have that for sure, but again I just don't like air-cooled, thats all.
    Heck Matt, I ride an X for good reasons The hammers are nice bikes, just not as nice (to me) as my X.

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    Hammers look good, but I could never buy one due to all of the ribbing that I'd take because I liked sitting on a "hammer".

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    Damn fine bikes! I was close to getting one myself 'til the X caught my eye!

    Go for it! It'll make a great addition to your X.

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    funny, i am in the same boat. i test rode one and it was sold before i could grab it. bought my X, now another 1700 came up for sale local at a great price. they have a great ride, options like self cancel turn signals, fuel gage, 5.3 gal tank, and lots of options. i like the belt drive too. lacks fuel injection, less torque and HP as X, and loses the liquid cooling. big toss up. I'm gonna look at it later today, so my X may be up for sale later today. lol

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