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fuzzydog
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1500

Postby fuzzydog » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:20 pm



I have moved up to a 93 1500 getting it today I can't wait to ride it :D



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Re: 1500

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:06 pm

Have you ridden one yet.???
I moved from a 1100 and 1200 to the 1500.
Very similar but a bit different.
I'd call the 1100 and 1200 a quick nimble ride.The 1500 is more like a heavier version of that with a bit more torque.
The power and torque curve is unreal.
Idle around a corner at 700 rpm and 20 mph in 5th gear and just bump the throttle a bit to run it back to 50 mph...never shifted a gear.
It's just more of everything the 1100/1200 are.
I'm sure the 1200 would snap to 45 mph faster,but the 1500 just flat out pulls better.

Post some pictures when you get it.Let us know how it rides.

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Re: 1500

Postby Mag » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:57 pm

Ahhh, welcome to the "couch", yes, I really do enjoy the 1500, once used to it, it really is a bike you sit "in" and not "on"....and I can really push the bike around more. It is a lot larger but you will really get to enjoy it I think. Congrats!

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Re: 1500

Postby bustedwing » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:40 pm

Congratulations. I was very nervous when I made the switch, but now that I have a trike kit I am very happy with the extra power. Even as a bike once I got used to the extra weight and torque, which took afew weeks, it was worth .Two up riding was much more comfortable, and you had the power to pass semi-trucks and know the bike wasn't going to fall flat on it's face half way thru. But take your time learning the bike, set up cones in an empty parking lot. Do figure 8s with the cones about 50 feet apart and practice going as slow as you can without putting your feet down. When you get good at it move the cones closer together. This will give you confidence with left AND right turns and practice on handling you bike. Simple, cheap, just takes some time. Good luck, ride safe, and let us know how you are doing.
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Re: 1500

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:39 am

Just like the first time I rode my 1100, I was a bit intimidated by the 1500's size. But just like the 1100, you'll find it a fairly quick, nimble ride once you've gotten used to it. The 1100 and 1500 both have their strengths - I intended on keeping both. However, my 1100 started collecting dust while I was riding my 1500 daily, so the writing was on the wall, and I ended up selling the 1100.

The 1500 feels more refined, and smooooth. You won't regret it!

Post some pictures once you've got it!

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Re: 1500

Postby bjatwood » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:26 pm

I was used to throwing around my CB750 when we decieded to get a 1500. When the transport truck showed up and rolled the Wing out my wife said "Are you sure you can ride that big bike?" I told herNo Problem.... inside my head my mind was a swirl in self doubt! But when I hopped on it and immediately noticed the low center of gravity with the bike felt very "right" So I fired it up and took off solo for a few miles to get aquainted with it. Smoothest, most powerful bike I have ever been on. I felt like I riding in a Cadillac. It went down the road effortless, no motor noise only the wind and tire sound. I was smiling from ear to ear when I pulled into the driveway. Told the wife to grab her helmet and off we went. Have never looked back.

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Re: 1500

Postby fuzzydog » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:17 pm

8-)

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Re: 1500

Postby fuzzydog » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:20 pm

When the sun comes back out someday I'll get better pictures but bpy it rides nice

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Re: 1500

Postby Mag » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:23 pm

Ohhhh, great ride Fuzz. You are going to like that new steed.

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Re: 1500

Postby bjatwood » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:43 am

You do know that Spectra Red IS the fastest color right? ;)




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