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Sorry for those that I have not introduced myself officially, I just decided to jump in blend in but I will make this my official introduction. I'm located in NE PA near the Pocono Raceway. I have been modifying my Grand Prix for the last three years so I consider myself a backyard mechanic. After speaking with some friends I decided to experience life on a motorcycle. I took MSF basic class last year and really enjoyed it. This is my first time owning or riding a bike. After class I searched craiglist for what would become my first bike. I stumbled on a 92 Vulcan 750, this was the first bike I looked at and had an interest in buying. Meet up with the seller and took it for a quick run, of course stalling the bike as its still new to me as well as a manual transmission. Shortly after making my purchase I searched the net for a place to call home where I could read up and learn all about my new toy. My home quickly became this site. I read hundreds of threads, the verse and threw a couple posts out to assist with the new bike. Well I decided to take the class one more time to work out any issues I had and to prepare for the new season ahead. Well I showed up to class looking for the bike I used last time. I wasn't able to find, sadly I walked up to the instructor and asked if they sold any bikes. His answer was no. I then realized that I quickly got used to my Vulcan at home and I never thought how big the bike was till now. I remember walking into a dealership and thinking about how big the 1200 and 1500 bikes were. Little to say I really enjoy the Vulcan, hopefully once all my quarks are worked out I will enjoy it that much more.

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Welcome from a fellow Penns Woodsian! Congrats on getting a great bike too, you're gonna love it more each time you ride it...
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I have noticed your name on posts in several threads in the past couple of months, but never realized you hadn`t been properly welcomed in the newbie forum yet.
SO, Welcome to the Vulcan Madness. I took my Vulcan back to the parking lot where I took the rider course on a 125 Yamaha dirt bike, and tried to ride the figure 8`s and some others painted there. It is going to take more practice on the Vulcan this year, for me to be able to do the slow speed riding, and stay inside the lines.

I just lucked into my vn750 too. I had never heard of it when I was looking for something like a 20 year old Honda 750 Shadow for $2500, about 2 years ago. I had been watching the classified ads in the papers and had looked at and test rode a few Hondas, an 800 Suzuki, and a couple of more I don`t recall particularly.

Then a few days after I learned of Kijiji classified ads online, I found a `91 vn750 half way down the first page, while eating breakfast. I was only 3 miles from my house too. By 3 PM I had gone for a test ride, bought, insured and had it registered, and was on my way 20 miles out of town to show it off to my daughter and her family. I already had a license for 41 years, but this is my first bike. You will love this bike. I am a big guy, and it has plenty of power even for me. I need some highway pegs to stretch out on for longer rides, but it is a great commuter ride for me. I`m looking forward to some local group rides this season. I just wish we had some twistiy roads out here on the prairies of southern Alberta.

Enjoy the ride.

Gordon

1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
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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Welcome from another that still hasn't done the formal introduction!

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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