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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 04-02-2009, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Is this a good deal??????

My bro is looking at this 1998 VN750 with 9600 miles for $1700. Here are some pics. I haven't looked at it myself, but it looks pretty good, and I will possibly be riding it on saturday to check it out for him. Do you guys think this is a pretty good deal or not?




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the bike seems to be in a good shape. I would take it for a spin (and ride it like you stole it )and get some history on it.
I am sure someone here will have few tips to look for when buying a VN750.

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It looks clean and they put what looks like V&H's mufflers on it. As for it being a good deal, well thats really only up to one person....your Bro. Bikes are only worth what someone will be willing to pay...I for one would buy it at that price with a smile on my face.


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those look like stock mufflers to me, i didn't think V&H's went on both sides. I thought they were right side only.

Find out if they have done any of the stuff we say on here needs to be done. grease the splines, change final oil, RR, check the look of the coolant, brake fluid colour.

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V&H is coming from his signature

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It looks good to me. I think those are the stock pipes too.

Read the thread in the verses on checking a used bike. It`s the last one in the first section.

Get all reciepts and records for service work and repairs done, if available.

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V&H cruisers are both sides. Those look stock to me too. The front pipe is really blued, (rear might be too but the heat shield blocks your view) leading me to feel like it's been running a little lean. Too lean and you can damage stuff. (could be the air filters are fallen apart) I'd be looking, riding and listening carefully before I bought it. But the price seems good, barring any other issues.

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V&H is coming from his signature
No, I have them on my bike, this is one my brother is looking at. He said it ran quiet and they don't look like V&H to me. Too bad though.

The problem is the guy who is selling it, his buddy is coming on saturday to look at it, so my brother has to make a quick decision.



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My bro is looking at this 1998 VN750 with 9600 miles for $1700. Here are some pics. I haven't looked at it myself, but it looks pretty good, and I will possibly be riding it on saturday to check it out for him. Do you guys think this is a pretty good deal or not?


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About this time last year I was in the same boat, sort of. My friend, who has been trying to get me on two wheels for several years, calls me up and says "You know that Vulcan you wanted to get when we were in college? Well, you got one!" He found a '99 with just under 9k on it for $1500 and told the guy I'd buy it. May have been the best decision I didn't have to make. I've seen them this old and older with more miles on ebay and cycle trader for 2 and 3 thousand. I had someone offer me 2500 for mine a couple months after I got it. I told him no because I didn't think I could replace it for that. So, if he doesn't like it for some reason, he should at least be able to get his money back out of it.

I say go for, he'll be glad he did!!

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Good Deal! Stock pipes!! V&H fit the same as factory.


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