Iron 883 VS Vulcan ???

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Iron 883 VS Vulcan ???

#1 Unread post by SamEdward » Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:42 pm

I have been riding GS 1200 for the past 5 years and now I decided to add a cruiser in my garage, for that, I was looking for Vulcan 900 and the Harley 883 Iron but not sure which one would be better for me. I have not ridden any other cruiser before so just looking for an entry-level machine to get used to the sitting posture and handling and switch to the bigger machine.
What do you guys suggest? Which would be a better choice for a beginner cruiser biker?? :? :? :? :? :?

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Re: Iron 883 VS Vulcan ???

#2 Unread post by ZooTech » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:59 pm

Vulcan. Better in every way, in my opinion. Sportsters are top heavy, shaky, run hot, start hard, and use wooden blocks for brakes. They consume oil, ride hard, and are a beeotch to work on.

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#3 Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:11 pm

+1 what ZooTech just said. Vulcan all the way, 100%.

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Re: Iron 883 VS Vulcan ???

#4 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:59 pm

I had a Vulcan 900. It was terrific. My ONLY complaint was that the clutch lever is stiff and the reach is long. The Vulcan 900 is a great city bike as well as a highway bike or a mountain highway bike. I live in BC, Canada where we have some mountainous terrain. The Vulcan handles the hills just fine.
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Re: Iron 883 VS Vulcan ???

#5 Unread post by SamEdward » Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:23 pm

Just bought the Vulcan 900, now looking for some luggage.
I googled and landed on https://www.vikingbags.com/harley-david ... e-tank-bag, price is ok, not sure about the quality but would that fit on the Vulcan 900 as it mentioned as Harley specific product?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmQ1tNf ... e=emb_logo

Please do let me know other options I can have under that budget?

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Re: Iron 883 VS Vulcan ???

#6 Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:00 pm

Sam,

I can't speak to the exact tank bag you're using, but we reviewed a tail bag from Viking Bags earlier this year. I'd expect the quality to be fairly uniform across their line. The URLs below are for the video and article.

Article: https://www.totalmotorcycle.com/reviews ... t-tail-bag

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH-n-HX61lQ

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