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Classic vs Custom?

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  1. tennjgjzer
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    Forgive me if this has been answered before, I am a new b looking for a first bike. I did a search and did not see an answer.

    Besides the tire size and fenders is their any difference in the two bikes.

    If there is, would love to know the advantages and disadvantage is to each.

    I like the looks of both, not sure which one I like more.

  2. CuzdomVzdar105
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    I rode a classic 650 last summer and bought a new 1100 custom this year. Both bikes are very similar and most parts can be interchangeable. Some differences are minor that can be added.

    License plate is different (locations and style), Custom has Pegs instead of floorboards. The lights are different, classic is bigger and more rounded. Custom has a tad more chrome (except the midnight :-P). Also, in my opinion the classic seat is a lot more comfortable, more soft than the custom's seat.

  3. lorzpan
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    Haven't tried the classic but I do have a custom. As stated, the seat's got less padding and the passenger seat is only good for very short rides. Handlebar position is also different I believe. It seems you're more stretched out on the custom. Again, no floor boards/fork covers, smaller headlight, trim fenders all equating to a slightly lighter bike.

    Personally, it's really a style thing since you can essentially swap out the parts between bikes so go with which ever looks better to you.

  4. 1CuzdominFL
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    Don't forget the Custom has about 15 more hp!

  5. quicgmicg
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    LOL...INDEED.... they are just faster....!!!

    The Classic has metal fender both front and rear and painted side covers along with the fat forks and short fat front tire. The seat is a bit wider too...

    The Custom has plastic fenders, chrome side covers, skinny tall tire up front and skinny forks.

    The Customs are faster too!.... and generally the better looking cooler people ride Customs....

  6. zhatovofzelf
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    LOL What Mick said!!!!! I ride a classic and I am not cool at all. Damn, Did I just admit that??

    Dan

  7. lorzpan
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    Quote:
    The Customs are faster too!.... and generally the better looking cooler people ride Customs....
    Haha! Do you need a more compelling reason than that?

  8. LiddleBen
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    I have 2 classics and one is a bagger and the other is slightly chopped. I would beg to differ about the slower classic, Especially my champagne and cream colored one. That would be the bagger. LOL, L.B.

  9. quicgmicg
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    Hey man....Classic riders are almost as cool...and cooler than most!

  10. CuzdomVzdar105
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    I would have to agree that the custom is for cool people

  11. micg10
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    your better off getting a classic because if you read most of the posts from the custom riders, they're trying to turn their bikes into classics by putting floorboards on, getting a bigger more comfortable seat, etc. so might aswell buy a classic straight up.
    p.s.
    the custom is a lighter bike so when they drop em they can pick em up easier. lol

    in all seriousness the only difference is mainly cosmetic, mechanically they are the same.

  12. marco480
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    Does the custom and classic have the same tank?

  13. retzdaret
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    Does the custom and classic have the same tank?
    Yes.

  14. quicgmicg
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    your better off getting a classic because if you read most of the posts from the custom riders, they're trying to turn their bikes into classics by putting floorboards on, getting a bigger more comfortable seat, etc. so might aswell buy a classic straight up.p.s.the custom is a lighter bike so when they drop em they can pick em up easier. lol in all seriousness the only difference is mainly cosmetic, mechanically they are the same.
    LOL...

    NO...HONEST.....it's because we are better looking!!!

    <<<--- moves back to cover up the Classic rear fender on my Custom...>>>

    BTW Mick.... since all people named "Mick" are already great looking and incredibly cool...you could have bought a custom if you wanted....

  15. yajparoo
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    So, could I just swap out my Custom's headlight for the larger Classic one?

  16. quicgmicg
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    So, could I just swap out my Custom's headlight for the larger Classic one?
    The Classic has a one bolt mount to the triple tree...the Custom has 2 bolts....so the mounts are different. You could probably fabricate something though....

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