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After A Little TLC...

Thanks guys for all of your input along the way with this machine. I have such a good time riding a bike that I made my own. I am always far from finished. But she looks damn good for a 22 year old bike with less than $2000 total invested and that INCLUDES purchase price. NICE. And she only has 16000 miles.

Any suggestions on tires? I am looking at replacing this set b/c I KNOW they are OLD. I found a nice set of new Duro Boulevards.




Here she is in all her glory after having done the following-

'New' tank
New Handlebars
New Grips
New throttle assistant
Repainted the front fender
Repainted the plastics
New Silverstar Headlight
Chrome trim
Walmart Fog lights with on/off switch
New Levers
'New' Viper windshield
Iridium plugs
MF battery
Battery tender
New front brake pads
New oil filter
Changed oil
Changed coolant and cleaned system
Bled brakes
'New' Saddlebags from BULLWINKLE
'New' Touring Fairing from BULLWINKLE (Not Pictured)
VN750.com Grille Cover (not pictured)
Polished SS FUEL DOOR COVERS for trucks on each side of engine
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-16-2009, 06:09 PM
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nice lookin scoot im a fan of metzler 880 soft and wear out quick and a lil pricey but great wet weather tire...



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+1 for Metzler ME 880, very good tire. Mine usually last 8000 miles or so, would be more if I didn't ride so hard. lol

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i got the kendra kruzs cheap and a very good tire

2002 vn750,7800 mile,homemade drag pipes,harley heratige seat,honda sissybar,led rear turn signals,
iridium plugs,marbled,110/90/19 kenda kruz front,
170/80/15 kenda kruz rear,saddlebags.
whats to come****handlebars,highway pegs
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Holy Christmas! That looks better than my '06. I especially like, what looks like chrome, detailing around the front fender and tank, driving lights and the hard side bags. Was the fender/tank detail original?


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i noticed you have fog lamps from wall mart. arent those 55watts each. i thought those were to strong for the avaliable power we have on our electical system.

but i could be wrong agian..as usualle...lol





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I'm a big fan of the Kenda Kruz tires. Handle amazingly well and wear very decently. Do a search for them on the forum. I run the oversize tire in the rear and it makes a huge difference.

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Awesome looking bike! Makes my 2003 look old


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a little tlc was a bit of an understatement. you've made a 22 year bike look like its brand spanking new.
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Holy Christmas! That looks better than my '06. I especially like, what looks like chrome, detailing around the front fender and tank, driving lights and the hard side bags. Was the fender/tank detail original?
I have seen the "chrome" clip-on strips for sale online. Sorry, I don`t have a link.

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i noticed you have fag lamps from wall mart. arent those 55watts each. i thought those were to strong for the avaliable power we have on our electical system.

but i could be wrong agian..as usualle...lol
Gemguy has some similar lights on his ride, and he changed out the 55 watt for some 20 watt bulbs for his, IIRC.

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Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/11-vn750-general-discussion/9127-top-ten-items-you-would-suggest-new-owner-do-his-new-ride.html
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