Originally Posted by vunckkev
Mike - I'm in Franklin (Sussex County)
Homewrek - you're right, it makes more sense to buy what I want, rather than try to retrofit something that I can get a good deal on - it'll end up costing me more.
Saw the new Rods at the IMS in NYC yesterday, beautiful bikes for sure...
In terms of fit & finish - do you guys think that the newer bikes are the same / better / not as good as the early ones?
You saw the DX and the Muscle at the IMS. If you want mid-mount controls it has to be the D Night Rod model. The differences vary by each year from '06 through '08 on the VRSCD.
-The '06 is an 1130cc Revolution engine, has a 3.7 gallon fuel tank, and the ignition switch is on the right side beneath the seat.
-The '07 still has the 1130cc Revolution engine but has a 5.0 gallon tank and the ignition switch is forward on the right side near the air box cover.
-The '08 has the 1250cc Revolution engine, the 5.0 gallon tank, the '07 ignition position and weighs about 30lbs more but gives an extra 5 HP (125HP vs 120HP).
The fit and finish on all 3 models is pretty close. The differences are the wheels, colors offered, and a couple of minor cosmetic things. It really depends on what you like and the price.
All D's have the 180 tire compared to the DX which has the 240 on later models and also a wider frame to accommodate it.
I bought an '06 from a guy in central NJ for $10,000 back in July. It's Cobalt blue and had only 500 miles on it. It came with the factory installed security system, a luggage rack, a windscreen, battery tender and he threw in a bunch of motorclothes too.
I'd guess that you can get an '06 somewhere in the Tri-state area with less than 5,000 miles for between $9000 and $12,000 depending on the miles and equipment.
The '07's are going to probably run you $2000 ($11,000 to $14,000 range) over the '06 range and the '08 will be similarly priced I would guess. There might be a local dealer that still has a new '08 on the floor or maybe even an '07 that will work a deal too.