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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-22-2009, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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New pics of my 89 vulcan :-)

Hey guys got the old Vulcan cleaned up 2day. I put a bunch of new pics in my profile album..... That thing cleans up well and looks showroom now!!! Not bad for only $300 and 20 years old ;-) Tell me what ya think guys :-) Best regards, Chris Joyce.
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Hey Chris,
Came out very sharp looking. How many miles are on your bike. It looks like its in very good shape. What cleaning products did you use for the chome and paint? My brother just got a 98 vulcan that needs some TLC.
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The bike looks great, but once I get it she won't look like that for long. LOL


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REBUILT ENGINE
CUSTOM PAINT
VANCE & HINES CRUZERS
EAR SHAVED AND RE-JETTED W/K&N'S
DUNLOP ELITE K591 FRONT & REAR
VOLTMETER
SYNTHETIC BRAKE FLUID
SYNTHETIC OIL & GEAR LUBE
PLEXISTAR 2 WINDSHIELD
SPLINES LUBED
ACCT'S GREASED W/TOC SPRINGS
COASTERD
LEATHER SADDLE BAGS
LEATHER TOOL AND ROLL BAG
PICKUP COILS GAPPED AT .018"
NGK CAP, WIRES, IRIDUMS
BARNETT FRICTION PLATES & SPRINGS
CUSTOM GRIPS, MIRRORS, LEVERS
ORIGINAL STATOR & R/R 14.5v
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I started out by degreasing all of the grease build up from over the years. Then I got rid of some rust around the exhaust and the hangers for the cables on the front fork with light steel wool and soap. Then I washed it with california gold wash, did the wheels and tires with meguires wheel spray. cleaned the tire letters with ajax then dried it all up. After all that I used mothers quick detail spray wax. That's the best wax for dark paint and it won't streak! The bike has like 22k and some change on it, so let's just say 23,000 miles :-)
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Ha, thatz really funny "Mr. Proffesor" lol. We will have 2 see about all of that ha ha ha!!! Didn't you mention throwing in a wash and wax after she's all done ;-)
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Ha, thatz really funny "Mr. Proffesor" lol. We will have 2 see about all of that ha ha ha!!! Didn't you mention throwing in a wash and wax after she's all done ;-)
I will wash it when I'm done, but the rinse will be an added charge. LOL I may put on a good coat of wax on the tires.


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REBUILT ENGINE
CUSTOM PAINT
VANCE & HINES CRUZERS
EAR SHAVED AND RE-JETTED W/K&N'S
DUNLOP ELITE K591 FRONT & REAR
VOLTMETER
SYNTHETIC BRAKE FLUID
SYNTHETIC OIL & GEAR LUBE
PLEXISTAR 2 WINDSHIELD
SPLINES LUBED
ACCT'S GREASED W/TOC SPRINGS
COASTERD
LEATHER SADDLE BAGS
LEATHER TOOL AND ROLL BAG
PICKUP COILS GAPPED AT .018"
NGK CAP, WIRES, IRIDUMS
BARNETT FRICTION PLATES & SPRINGS
CUSTOM GRIPS, MIRRORS, LEVERS
ORIGINAL STATOR & R/R 14.5v
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Wow.

Now if I can only get my '89 VN750 looking that good.

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Never realized that all that stuff was supposed to shine. I got used to that flat oil covering.

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I washed Sable a few weeks ago. I couldn't believe it was the same bike! Its a 93 but looked like a '09 - if such a bike actually existed that is. Turns out a thorough cleaning can change not just the look of the bike overall but how much pride you have in her...
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wow she's pretty man !
I really like the way the paint on the paint...look like penstripe....man it's hard to beleive how advance the vn750 was back in the mid 80's and yet she still virtually unchanged!!!!

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