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I am in the process of buying a new motorcycle. My specs for myself were that I wanted it liquid cooled, EFI, Shaft drive with hard saddle bags or saddle bags that can hold my brief case and books. I almost got one last year in the Kawasaki 1600 Nomad, but decided to wait for the 2009. When the 2009 came out, it was in belt drive not shaft. Now I don't know what I want. There are some Yamahas with shaft drive, but they have carburetors, not EFI. My question is. Which is more important, EFI or Shaft drive for comfort and long distance riding as well as in city. The only motorcycle that has everything I want is the Honda goldwing, and that is out of my price range.
Thank you for helping.
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For cruisers, belt-drive bikes are easier to customize than shaft-drive bikes (that is important to a lot of cruiser owners, apparently :)

Personally, I prefer EFI over carburetors; EFI is supposed to give better fueling and thus better fuel economy. But I have to say that the Ninja 250 I once owned had a smooth reliable motor, and it was carbureted. The two bikes I currently own are both fuel injected.

Whichever bike you get, just make sure to use a fuel stabilizer if you let it sit for any length of time.
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