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Lisa rides the V2k all the time.
When I lived in Dallas..I had a little 105 lb buddy that rode a Ninja 600. She rode so hard in turns, that she wore the sidewall tread completely off BEFORE the center on the front tire of her 600! Anyway..the reason it relates to this thread is when she blew up the motor in her Ninja..she went to riding her brother's Vmax back and forth to school in Lewisville every day...for like a year.
 

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What is the seating position like on the VN2000? I find that the Meanstreak is too far forward.
You haven't bought that V2K yet? What ya waiting on? 2053cc of Kawasaki muscle to enjoy.
 

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What is the seating position like on the VN2000? I find that the Meanstreak is too far forward.
I felt that way on the MS as well. Don't feel that on the V2K. If you keep the MS, you might consider doing the seat conversion for a Vulcan Classic 1500/1600 seat. That made a lot of difference for me on my Streak. I found it as or more comfortable than the Mustang, IMO, and it lets you sit further back than either the stock seat or the Mustang. You can sometimes find them cheap from people who have replaced their Vulcan Classic seat with an aftermarket one.

Here's a pic of it on MassMax's sweet ride.

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Here's the thread about the conversion on my old bike.

http://www.riderforums.com/mean-streak-accessories/75075-classic-seat-conversion-my-meanie.html

Chris is currently talking about the conversion in the Accessories section. The only problem is if you want to two up with this seat on. Modding the Classic passenger seat to fit securely and safely is a pretty intensive mod to take on.
 

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lol. It's an 8 hour drive from where I live. I will need to find a buyer for my Meanstreak. Can't afford to have two toys.
 

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Big interesting wall of text..taken from a local Craigslist ad..."One of the biggest bikes on the road! KAWASAKI VULCAN 2000: TWO LITERS OF MUSCLE Kawasakis Vulcan 2000 cruiser heralded by media and owners alike as a perfect combination of power style and superb craftsmanship has this year seen its popularity grow to encompass two additional family members the Vulcan 2000 Classic and the Vulcan 2000 Classic LT. Matched with the original Vulcan 2000 and the Vulcan 2000 Limited Kawasaki now offers four separate variations of this massive V-twin cruiser. Styling queues that put the Vulcan 2000 at the forefront of cruiser design include a powerful four-bulb projector-type headlight encased in a signature chrome Nacelle headlight. Adding to its high-end status is the chrome instrument panel with its large-face speedometer; mounted on a stretched 5.5-gallon fuel tank the V-shaped panel keeps the rider informed with an LCD display and warning lamps. The bucket-type saddle with locking passenger seat complements the Vulcan 2000s long curving silhouette while providing all-day riding comfort. Power for these stylish cruisers come from a 125ci V-twin engine featuring a bore and stroke of 103mm x 123.2mm forged pistons alloy-steel connecting rods huge 220mm flywheels dual cams located within the one-piece crankcase and right-side pushrods actuating four valves per cylinder. Notably Kawasaki engineers chose to utilize a push rod design in order to reduce engine height which directly contributes to the Vulcan 2000s low center of gravity and relatively low seat height. Plus hydraulic valve lash adjusters automatically maintain zero valve clearance for smoother quieter operation. Cruiser enthusiasts will appreciate the Vulcan 2000s classic V-twin sound thanks in part to the single-pin crankshaft while dual counter balancers and rubber engine mounts keep it running smoothly. To provide sharp throttle response at any rpm the Vulcan 2000s electronic engine control unit (ECU) manages electronic fuel injection with its dual 46mm throttle bodies and sub-throttle valves as well as the iridium spark plug ignition system. The sub-throttle valves help provide the Vulcan 2000 with a smooth linear power band while the highly sophisticated fuel injection systems fine atomizing injectors deliver an ultra-fine mist of fuel/air mixture to the cylinders for greater combustion efficiency increased power and optimum fuel economy. The top quarter of the V-twin engine is liquid cooled while temperatures for the bottom three-quarters of the engine are managed by stylish and highly functional cooling fins. Plus the engine and transmission feature built-in oil and water pumps with the transmission also serving as the oil tank. The fuel injection systems air cleaner is nestled between the cylinders which feature a black matte finish and the cooling fins are polished to a bright metallic shine. Dual exhaust pipes and mufflers emit a distinctive V-twin rumble and include honeycomb catalyzers to reduce emissions. A Hyvo primary drive chain transfers torque from the big V-twin engine to the five-speed transmission case which houses a multi-plate wet clutch. To fully benefit from
I have an opportunity to buy a 2007 VN2000 Classic in black with low miles on it. Has anyone here owned one of these? What's your take on this model?

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