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post #1 of 77 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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And The Journey Begins...........

Ok. I was asked to start a New Thread so I can Chronicle the Steps of the Journey I/We will be Begining.

So here goes. I will start off with the Pictures of the Bike I bought.

It's 2002 Kawasaki 750 Vulcan. The Speed-ohm says 45,492 & 7/10s.
New Tires but looks like the Mufflers were removed. Well, I let the Pictures speak for themselves, A picture is worth a 1000 words and all.........















Hope they come through

Now to start counting the Pennies in the change Jar............

JaY

The journey continues:
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10664

The journey ending:
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post #2 of 77 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 07:26 PM
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Looks like alot of work! Enjoy getting to know your 750. Cant wait to see the after pic's. Have fun!

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Looks like a few bikes that have been in my garage! Definitely looks like fun - how do the valves look? Seems like if PO kept the engine covered, you might be in good shape; otherwise, you'll have a fun top-end job to do as well. Seriously, looks like a great project!

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a couple things i noticed the air box has been removed ... you can only remove that with the engine out i dont see it in your box of parts however the stock airboxes and reedvalves are still connected to hoses... i got an air box if u want to goto stock but you might want to think about an earshave while your there... double check the jets in the carbs to see which ones are there.... i have stock jets and airbox if u want to goto stock... pull the front bevel gear case and start to drop the motor... looks like fun... keep us up to date...



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it also apears the goats belly is still installed... behind the heat shields on the tail pipes is the big muffler ther should sit between the center stand and the frame....

oh yeah pretty heart........................



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dropped on the right side at some point in time?? looks like a solid rebuild... good luck and deffinetly keep us posted
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Yeah, I think it's safe to say the muffler's have been removed.

And the little painted heart of the heart on the right side of the rear cylinder is very cute. Very artsy.
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The surge tank shown in a link below sets on top of the valve covers and fits between the frame tubes. It can be installed without removing the engine.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kawas...Q5fAccessories


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REBUILT ENGINE
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DUNLOP ELITE K591 FRONT & REAR
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Scares the heck out of me and I'm not the one that is going to rebuild it. lol

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Did you get history of the bike? As to why he riped the engine apart? Looks like the PO might have started more than he wanted. Good luck if you run into problems I'm sure this forum is the place for the answers they have helped me plenty
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