So I've been here a while and have seen quite a few really fine craftspeople and mechanics tuning, fixing, and customizing their bikes. I've also come to understand that our little babys have a few quirks inherent in their design that can be troublesome. And I've seen that a number of you can and do own more than one bike. So this question is for those of you like Lance, Cindy and others that could switch but have chosen not to. Why the 750? Why did you buy it in the first place? Why do you keep it? What is it about her that engenders such loyality?
Don't get me wrong. I love my bike, but in truth until 2 years ago i hadn't been on one in 35 years. So I don't have a lot experience. But I see loyality to this bike that I've seen in few others. And I'm just curious.
To put it as simple as possible, it's a kick ass bike. Yes!! It does have some flaws but so do other bikes. With some modifications and alterations it can be a dependable performance cruiser.
Case in point: VN750_Dawgs fan "Jason" just left here after doing a rejet, ear shave and pick-up coil modification and he now has an ear to ear grin that is non removeable!!! I must add he was one of them that said he would never do an earshave!!! But I baited him and let him take Vulcan89's bike for it's first test ride, his attitude changed very fast!!
He already added, MF AGM Battery, New wires and Caps, Iridium plugs, Vance & Hines exhaust, voltmeter, DE-Creamed fuel tank, in-line fuel filters, Plexistar 2 windshield, MY custom Lowers, My old Custom seat, and TOC replcement ACCT springs. He still needs to get TOC MCCT's, Pro-Tac backrest, Highway pegs and floorboards.
His bike had been doing O.K. for the past year, but with the mods I just did he has now seen the light!!! His reply after a test run was what I had expected. This is a quote!!! OH my God!!! Oh my frikin God!!! When you add 25-30% of off the line and top end performance there is nothing else to say.
I am sure he will chime in tomorrow.
A buddy of mine has a 1550cc Screamin Eagle Road King and with the mods I have done I keep up with him with no problem.
85 VN700 "Old Yella"
VANCE & HINES CRUZERS
EAR SHAVED AND RE-JETTED W/K&N'S
DUNLOP ELITE K591 FRONT & REAR
SYNTHETIC BRAKE FLUID
SYNTHETIC OIL & GEAR LUBE
PLEXISTAR 2 WINDSHIELD
ACCT'S GREASED W/TOC SPRINGS
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
DEKA MF AGM ETX15L
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