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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-21-2016, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for a cruiser

Ok so I'm looking for some recommendations for a cruiser (used). I am looking for a cross between a comfortable cruiser and a power cruiser. What I want to be able to do with this bike is cruise comfortably on the highway with or without passenger, need plenty of passing power, yet I want to be able to cruise the back roads and be able to carve the corners some. Now I know cruisers are not necessarily corner carvers and I know Corning clearance can be limiting and I'm not looking to play sport bike jockey either (I have a ZRX1200 for that). I just want a cruiser that I can cruise comfortably on and "carve" up the back roads when I want. I'm looking at the road star, Royal star tour deluxe, or stratoliner. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-21-2016, 04:14 PM
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All great bikes.... What you need to do is go ride them all, then make a decision based on your needs. We are all different and look for different things in bikes. For me, My bike is the best....for you....only you can decide.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-21-2016, 06:49 PM
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Welcome De, I think Sick Mick couldn't have said it any better. We're all different, and not the same size which does make a difference. Go sit on several and go from there. Good luck and keep us posted.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-22-2016, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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I agree with you both! Absolutely correct! I was also just looking to hear some people's experiences with any of those bikes and the type of riding they get out of them. I'm just doing my research on them for now and plan to buy next spring. Thanks for the replies!
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Now this is just one of the reasons I like this forum. A question was posted which was answered by more than one responder. The OP acknowledged the answers and expressed thanks. That's the way all forums should work.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-22-2016, 09:42 PM
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I ride 100 miles a day round trip through the Catskills during the week and cruise around two up with my wife every once in a while - with plenty of power and fun.



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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-23-2016, 05:11 AM Thread Starter
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Ah! The original power cruiser. Great bike!
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-23-2016, 05:17 PM
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The V Max will certainly be the sportiest of the yamaha cruiser line up. I DD a Yamaha FZ1 and have a VStar 1300 touring for long trips. The bike is super comfy and handles quite well for it's size, the only draw back about canyon carving is the low placement of the floorboards can scrape, but they are actually designed to do that, they have replaceable pads and are able to spring up.

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-23-2016, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Klurejr thank you for the great input. That's what I'm looking for. Stories about owners bikes and their experiences on them. Love the FZ1! Looked at it when I was looking for my naked bike years ago. It was a hard choice between the FZ1 and the ZREX. I found the right deal on the TREX first and went with it. Couldn't be happier with it. I like the Vstar 1300. It will be on my list of choices.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-28-2016, 03:01 AM
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Pretty sure you will end up with a great bike, good luck with deal. Post up some pics when you got one.
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