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Old 07-01-2012, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Torn between two bikes, any recommendations?

Hello,

I have a chance to purchase a '07 m109r with around 4k miles, or a '06 roadliner with around 2400 miles. They are both priced within $300 of each other (roadliner being cheaper). Both are bone stock.

I like the looks of both bikes. Any recommendation/advice to choose one over the other? Between the two, which do you think will hold its value better?

Thanks!!
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Id settle for the softail but if you can swing the roadking that would be good too.

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Old 07-02-2012, 06:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd take the Yami over the Suzi. M-109Rs sound like ass.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would buy the Harley much more fun.
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Lefty is reading this now saying WTF is this? Lefty is reading this now saying WTF is this?
Roadliners are pretty good riding bikes. I like lots of Suzukis, their inline 4's that is, but I've heard that the 109's ride like trucks, great in a straight line, but not so much on curvy blacktop. I'd suggest you ride them both.

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Old 07-05-2012, 02:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I rode an '08 Victory Hammer recently, it had plenty get up and go, but shifting was clanky like my 02 XL1200C.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Cool Available

Not much available for the 109 in the aftermarket.
You know,things like windshields,crash bars,bags,highway bars,etc.

Small tank {4.5 gal. } on the roadliner.
Low center of gravity,good gas mileage,pretty fast & smooth.

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Old 11-02-2012, 08:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The 109's have tranny issues, and Suzuki will not help you at all.

Get a Harley, why waist money on a wannbe bike.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmm wouldnt buy either one

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Old 11-03-2012, 09:19 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Get a Harley you will never be sorry that you wasted your money on a metric POS.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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imo the roadliner will be a better all around bike
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
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ride a harley you will love it.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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m109

Had a good looking 08 that someone had spent a ton on customization and it looked great. I never liked the one/two shift, there is evidently a design flaw that is somewhat expensive to fix. Does not always have to be fixed but will annoy of that I can promise. A local suzuki shop owner told me to sell the bike before I had a problem as suzuki will not help and he knew I took bikes to the strip. Go to one of the m109 web sites and it will be up for discussion. With me the bike ran 7.50 or so in eighth which is faster than any harley I have owned except a vrod. If not for shaft drive, could not change gearing, and the one/two shift problem I would still have the bike. Know nothing about a yamaha v. BTW one of the suzuki national reps that I met at daytona bike week last spring told me the problem had been fixed for twelve or thirteen. Ride before you buy, it may not bother you but I think it will.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The Yamaha is the better of the two bikes. The Suzuki was a half ass attempt at a cruiser. Suzuki makes great crotch rockets not good cruisers.
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P o s x 2 = 2 big piles of horse dung!
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