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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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Finally a 2006 vn750 in my stable

Picked up a 2006 VN750 yesterday with 5204 on the meter. Everything looks fine. Just too bad, raining kept me from riding more. In the next couple days, I guess I'll spend some times with her in the garage changing what need to be changed.

This is my 13th two wheeler in the last 6 years. VN750 always on my list when I jumped from bike to bike. I am glad that finally got one. May hit you guys a lot of questions or maybe just throw my leg over and ride. I am a happy man.

Would like to wish everybody a happy new year.
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2006 Kymco People250
2008 Honda Silver Wing
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Welcome to the Vulcan Madness James. Fill out your profile and let us know where you live. (Edit. opps, missed the houston in your name!! My bad.) There may be a riding and wrenching buddy in the neighborhood. You will want to check out the Vulcan Verses and the link at the bottom of my sig line. It will point you in the right direction for spending some quality time with your new baby, while it is too wet to ride. If you have had 13 bikes in the past 6 years, you are probably familiar with MF-AGM batteries, NGK Iridium spark plugs, the need to check rear splines for proper lube and many other suggestions in the link below.

Here is a link to a free downloadable Kawi VN750 shop manual too:
http://www.tocmanufacturing.com/File...nd%20Parts.pdf

It`s big, 2395 pages, and takes some time to download, so save it for the next time you need it.

Enjoy your cruise through the forum, while waiting for a chance to cruise on the vn.

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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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Congrats. The '06 was the last year Vulcan made. Now you need an '85 to go with it.

I noticed you have a couple of scooters. I rode a Kymco Grand Vista 250 for a while, and currently have a Yamaha Vino 125 for running around town on. I was actually considering a Silverwing or Suzuki Burgman 650 as a replacement for my Vulcan when it wears out. I use my Vulcan mostly for touring, and I understand those big scooters make great touring bikes. But I am still leaning heavily toward a Goldwing. Comfort is my most important consideration. Jerry.

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Welcome James, get some rain gear and find twisty roads! Kind of hard to do around Houston, but there must be some somewhere.

The journey is the destination.

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Welcome. Think you're gonna like the new find!

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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Welcome James. I stumbled across my '93 on Craigslist this past fall; my first bike. I didn't know anything about motorcycles just thought I found a good deal. So far I love it and the guys/gals on vn750.com are incredible! I've had a ton of questions and everyone's been great to help me troubleshoot my scoot.

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93 vn750 - Gray/Navy - Mac Staggered Dual Tapered Tips Exhaust - DEI exhaust wrap - K&N air filters - ACCT rebuild - Deka ETX15L MF battery.
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Welcome Texas Doggie. You got the right bike in the right place. You will love it here. Happy new year and safe riding.

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LED Tail/Brakelight & License Plate Light;Chrome Inspection Sticker Plate ;Battery Charging Quick Plug;Kuryakyn LED Battery Voltmeter;Throttle Rocker Palm Rest;Optronics Driving Lamps;KnifeMaker Floor Boards;Halogen Headlamp Bulb;OEM Engine Guard;Iridium Spark Plugs;OEM Luggage rack;Stebel Air Horn;Handlebar Clock; Handlebar Thermometer; Sealed Battery; Marbled; Leather Grip Covers; Rectangular Mirrors

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bienvenu sur le site chien de houston

PEACE!!!

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welcome to the madness... great bike, great forum, and great peeps... have a happy and safe New Years
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-12-2010, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you all, got the manual. Enjoying the ride even in 40s (that's cold in Houston). Starting her was a little hush in the cold though.
Also, spark plugs (7803) arrived today. The Deka ETX15L will be here in 3 days. We'll see if these investments make the bike running better. :-)
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