OK now that I have a few rides in on the vn700 I have some questions:
Do they all shake to the point that the feet and keester get numb in about 5 minutes, the gages are unreadable and it is impossible to tell if the vehicle behind you has two headlights?
I have noticed that at idle the bike is fine but from about 1500 until the RPMs get up around 4500 the bike literally shakes itself apart in all gears. I watched the windscreene bolt back out and drop off. I feel kinda concerned that I'm riding in city traffic at 25 MPH in first gear to keep from being shaken off the bike myself. As I down shift to slow down I have trouble feeling my feet for the rear brake.
If this isn't normal for the VNs what the heck is going on?
I bought the bike as an unrunning basket case. Couldn't get it to fire, went through electrical stuff, thought I had it licked but ended up pulling the engine to replace the dampners and rebuilt the crankcase with JB Weld (the dampners had failed and the drive gear bolt dropped releasing the gear and it chewed a hole in the crank case). Had one heck of a time with the junction box and IC Ignitor but finally got the beast to fire on both the front and back. Now I can hardly stand riding because it shakes so damn bad and I'm losing pieces!
I do have to say it is fun running down the highway at 65 or 70 and knowing I have more if I want it!
VN700 project bike 98% completed!!
68 Bushwhacker this winters project (in the works)
86 Honda GL1200i (winter project #2)
82 kz440 daily rider for now!
A few clowns short of a circus now aren't we?