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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-30-2009, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all... I am a newby here but have been lurking for a while.. I have rescued a '92 VN750 ... it was sold as a parts bike for $175.. anyway.. I have a long long way to go with this beast!.. I am in need of someone to take a close up pic of the left side tank mount on the frame... one from the side and then one from above.. I am going to attemp to fab one from scrap... laugh if you will.. hey it was $175.. not like I can hurt anything!
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-30-2009, 08:28 PM
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I believe the left side front tank mount is a mirror image of the right side front tank mount.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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cool.. that is even better!.. ever notice that there is a thin line between restoring a bike and pissing the wife off?
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LOL...Theres even a finer line when you find another parts bike for free but now theres spare parts on the end table next to the bed . Good luck with your project.


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.. ever notice that there is a thin line between restoring a bike and pissing the wife off?
Yes. Very thin.

I remember once having parts piled up around the fireplace....


Yeah, very thin.
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FYI the mounts are not EXACTLY the same. Not mirror image, in terms of the piece that mounts to the tank (not the frame). I recently put epoxy putty around mine so I can tell you they are not the same shape. I'll be glad to take some pics for you when I go home for lunch. I have one stripped down to bare metal that should show it well.


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Yes. Very thin.

I remember once having parts piled up around the fireplace....


Yeah, very thin.
You don't really cross the line untill you clean some bike parts in the dish washer.

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post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-31-2009, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Oh ok... its the mount on the frame that is busted off.. the one on the tank has been bent to "hold" it's self up on the frame.... it was held in place with some wire... I even found a bunch of duct tape on the bike... its had some Oklahoma "good ol boy" mods for sure!... this beasty is in bad bad shape.. it has sat in the elements for a few years and has had a few things canabilized and/or broken off.. like one of the studs on the front manifold.. thats going to be some good fun!
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Oh the frame mount... I would go to eBay and search for frames and see if there are any pics of one with decent resolution on there.

That is one of my secrets. When I need to know what something looks like I often search eBay and you can find someone selling it w/ real decent pics often. It's helped me solve a few issues.

Here's a completed auction that has some OK pics...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...lenotsupported


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Yeah I have tried that.. cant get a close enough good pic of it to try and fab one... does the left side just need a hole for the tank and maybe one for the neck cover?.. of course I dont have the neck cover so I dont know where it attaches.
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