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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-21-2009, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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newbie has a question, 'X or XT'?

Hi all
I have been lurking for several weeks trying to gather some info about the Ulysses. Now that I know what I don't know, I can ask a reasonable question or two.
I have been looking for bike to commute to work. Roughly 30 miles interstate, 15 miles city streets and country roads and 1 mile of hard packed lime rock. Each way.
I have test ridden a new XT and like it very much. However, the prices of 1 year old bikes with 3-4000 miles is about 40% cheaper than new. I have found several '08 X models with the heated grips, hard bags and taller windshield already installed for a very reasonable price.
So the question is basically, is the loaded X as good a commuter as the XT?
Will I give up anything with the higher suspension?
Or is it a positive for highway commutes?
I am not concerned with the seat height issue.
So please, any and all input is greatly appreciated.

Bill.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 12:08 PM
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I commute 35 miles each day on the X, wouldn't trade it for anything. I have the bags, tall windshield w/palmer brackets, tall seat, and heated grips. I also used it for long trips, 3,200 miles in 6 days. Traded a Road Glide on it, don't miss it a bit.
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