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  • Spook Posts: 2598
    Saffastraya
    Forum Legend Spook
    14 Jan 2016 09:38 PM

    My daughter in Perth does not yet have her full licence and is recently back from overseas with her husband. Before they left a year back she sold her Dragstar and is now looking for another LAMS bike. What is the experience with the 500?

  • FLIPDOG Posts: 785
    MID-NORTH COAST OF NSW
    Performance Poster FLIPDOG
    14 Jan 2016 09:49 PM
    advise her to get another v-star
    far better looking bike than the "street" and a true cruiser, and a good LAMS
    my opinion only, and may be subject to differences of coarse
  • Spook Posts: 2598
    Saffastraya
    Forum Legend Spook
    14 Jan 2016 10:08 PM
    Thanks for your input, mate. She reckons the Dragstar was a bit heavy so I advised her to have a look at a 535 Virago.
  • adadrian Posts: 440
    Australia,brisbane
    Stage 1 Poster adadrian
    22 Jan 2016 07:28 PM
    When I was on my lams my first bike was a Honda vtr250 and then a cbrr250

    Once I realised I wanted out of sport bikes and wanted to start enjoying the ride and cruise

    I test rode quite a few learner bikes, vstar, vaigro and Honda shadow 400

    I ended up with the Honda shadow 400

    I wish the street was around 10 year ago I woulda easily got one on my lams. Anyone can ride one easy and u can even customize them!
  • FLIPDOG Posts: 785
    MID-NORTH COAST OF NSW
    Performance Poster FLIPDOG
    22 Jan 2016 08:02 PM

    the only attraction to the street would be the badge, boosting some wanna-be ego, nothing like a cruiser, far better lams bikes out there than that shitbox
    and of coarse, you would have had one adadrian if they were in your day, being of self diagnosed HD obsessive, HAHAHAHAHA, so you can be forgiven for that one mate, its not your fault, its the syndrome.. O.C.H.D.D, there ya go, theres a name for your condition buddy

  • SoftailSteve Posts: 2501
    Forum Legend SoftailSteve
    22 Jan 2016 08:57 PM
    have you had a look at the Ducati Scrambler .IMO they look like a good LAMS bike
  • Bonkerz Posts: 3445
    Forum Legend Bonkerz
    22 Jan 2016 09:24 PM
    Postie bike. Save her cash for a real bike when she's off restrictions. And they usually resell well.
  • Spook Posts: 2598
    Saffastraya
    Forum Legend Spook
    22 Jan 2016 10:09 PM
    Haw.....she might be small but I don't think I'll be telling her that. Ironically her husband has a postie bike as well as a rice rocket but she won't get on it.
  • Aussie XB12SS Posts: 234
    Stock Poster Aussie XB12SS
    23 Jan 2016 09:05 AM

    My wife got the 500 as well and happy with it now she has done a few rides.
    She looked at all the bigger LAMS bikes and for her it was lighter / better balanced and best seating position than the others.
    She wanted a cruiser and loves her friends V Star but wasn't comfortable with the forward controls and too heavy for her.  
     

  • mickle Posts: 2035
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    23 Jan 2016 09:20 AM

    Jo got one a few weeks ago, i had to ride it home for her as she got it before her learners and i wasnt looking forward to the trip at

    all, as soon as i got on the bike i realised how light and easy it was to get in and around the busy Saturday morning city traffic.

    So off through the city and onto the Tulla Fwy i go, it zipped along fine in the traffic as long as the revs where up and i was in the

    correct gear, sitting on 105 - 110kmh had me looking for 6th but i was already in it (no gear indicator on these) anyway by the time

    i got home (20 kms) i was ready for more but Jo put her foot down and said put it in the shed and get your own bike out before you

    fuck mine. For what these bikes are intended (learners) they will more than do the job but to be truthful i cannot see $11,000 in these

    bikes but i also cannot see $51,000 in the CVO, in saying all of that Jo absolutly loves the bike and reckons its light and low enough

    for her both feet to touch the ground. ( she has short legs) I also recommend getting the engine gaurd fitted as we did, Jo dropped

    the bike at low speed whilst turning too tight in the court and ended up underneath the bike, lucky for the gaurd, one thing she doesnt

    like is they dont have a fuel gauge.

  • Aussie XB12SS Posts: 234
    Stock Poster Aussie XB12SS
    23 Jan 2016 10:22 AM
    Posted By mickle on 23 Jan 2016 7:50 AM

    Jo dropped the bike at low speed whilst turning too tight in the court and ended up underneath the bike, lucky for the gaurd.


    Was wondering about those gaurds.
    Wife wants me to get them now after reading that.
    Also mirrors are a bit narrow so put my standard ones off the Fat Bob on and a lot better.

     

  • mickle Posts: 2035
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    23 Jan 2016 11:01 AM
    Posted By Aussie XB12SS on 23 Jan 2016 8:52 AM
    Posted By mickle on 23 Jan 2016 7:50 AM

    Jo dropped the bike at low speed whilst turning too tight in the court and ended up underneath the bike, lucky for the gaurd.


    Was wondering about those gaurds.
    Wife wants me to get them now after reading that.
    Also mirrors are a bit narrow so put my standard ones off the Fat Bob on and a lot better.

     

    We had the Mirror extensions and Tribal Mirrors fitted at the dealers, also went with tuner, breather and V&H slip on as well as the screen, dont

     

    sound like a sewing machine now.

     

     

     

     

     


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  • Aussie XB12SS Posts: 234
    Stock Poster Aussie XB12SS
    23 Jan 2016 01:47 PM
    Posted By mickle on 23 Jan 2016 9:31 AM
    Posted By Aussie XB12SS on 23 Jan 2016 8:52 AM
    Posted By mickle on 23 Jan 2016 7:50 AM

    Jo dropped the bike at low speed whilst turning too tight in the court and ended up underneath the bike, lucky for the gaurd.


    Was wondering about those gaurds.
    Wife wants me to get them now after reading that.
    Also mirrors are a bit narrow so put my standard ones off the Fat Bob on and a lot better.

     

    We had the Mirror extensions and Tribal Mirrors fitted at the dealers, also went with tuner, breather and V&H slip on as well as the screen, dont

     

    sound like a sewing machine now.


    Looking good. Yes, Kerri got the pipe, breather, tuner and the cafe seat. 
    Now she is gonna want the rack on the back........
    This was as soon as I got it home........something about thongs I think?
     

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  • G T Posts: 390
    Gawler SA
    Stage 1 Poster G T
    14 Feb 2016 11:48 PM

    Good to see the girls have got their safety gear on.

  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 3411
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    17 Mar 2016 06:08 PM
    Both wear a thong, can't see an issue there GT.
  • allde Posts: 4093
    South Eastern Suburbs, Vic.
    Forum Legend allde
    17 Mar 2016 06:27 PM
    Posted By Soapbox2627 on 17 Mar 2016 4:38 PM
    Both wear a thong, can't see an issue there GT 

    The steel capped safety thongs are a safer option.

     

     


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  • christov Posts: 9
    Stock Poster christov
    11 Apr 2016 10:42 AM
    FWIW I've got the street 500 for my first bike and I love it.

    However it is very basic with some shonky stuff (shit clutch lever, shocking rear brake, dodgy fuel light & fuel pump setup - good luck on a hill start at less than half tank...)

    My mate got a Kwaka Vulcan 650s which is a really nice LAMS bike, but for the boffins it doesn't have the badge they want.
  • Bonkerz Posts: 3445
    Forum Legend Bonkerz
    11 Apr 2016 11:57 AM
    Posted By christov on 11 Apr 2016 10:12 AM
    ...but for the boffins it doesn't have the badge they want.

     

    Scientists want the Harley badge?

     

  • christov Posts: 9
    Stock Poster christov
    12 Apr 2016 03:53 PM
    Posted By Bonkerz on 11 Apr 2016 11:27 AM
    Posted By christov on 11 Apr 2016 10:12 AM
    ...but for the boffins it doesn't have the badge they want.

     

    Scientists want the Harley badge?

     

    I like the word boffins, and use it loosely :D

     

     

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