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post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-21-2019, 02:26 PM
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yes! do that, i want a luggage rack!! haha
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post #12 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-26-2019, 06:33 PM
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I can't walk 100 feet without stopping to rest much less hold up my Vulcan.

Hang a sidecar on it and keep riding.
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I can't walk 100 feet without stopping to rest much less hold up my Vulcan.

Hang a sidecar on it and keep riding.
Appreciate the suggestion, but I'd still have the same problem, and a third tire to keep aired up... and less garage space.

I put 6000 miles on it the first couple of years, barely got 150 miles last year.

Biggest problem is my downtime after a short ride.

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Down time, Boy oh Boy do I understand. I have to use a stool to work on the bike. Our garage is a "storage" area
so mine sits outside under an ATV cover that works. A pita to put on but the elastic holds once it's on it stays.

I hope you can find a way to keep riding. But if you don't, I hope you stay on the forum. I find your suggestions very
valuable.
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Velorex 562 sidecar w/trunk
2-wire mod
Headlight power switch
Blue wire mod
Yellow wire mod
RLU removed
RR moved
Voltmeter
TOC MCCTs
handicap mods:
extended foot shift
heel shifter
extended brake pedal
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Sorry to hear that's it's come to this for you Spockster. Always enjoy reading your posts.

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I would be interested in purchasing the extended sissy bar and luggage rack , hell let’s do the coolant cover too . So what’s the total come too and I’ll take paper not plastic , less trees to run into when out riding.

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Appreciate the support guys. Problem is, once she's gone, I'll probably forget what I've learned.

Don't think I'll strip her down, unless she just won't sell. I have had wild ideas of putting this 750 into a UTV though. Imagine, a 5spd with CVT that turns 10k rpm. It's been done, but I want one.
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If you hadn't written it all down here, I wouldn't remember anything I've learned either.

1992 US-nonCA * tuxedo mod * r/r relocated

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If you hadn't written it all down here, I wouldn't remember anything I've learned either.
It's good to have archives. I have archives for things like socks, keys, tools, but I just don't know where to find it.
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My couch cushions are 10% new material, 90% sedimentary deposit.

But seriously, you're a giant of the community, Spockster. We're all better for you having sharing your experiences both in the saddle and elbow-deep in the greasy guts of the beast.
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