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Hi all, new to forum. Saw a 1984 vn750 posted locally and would appreciate some input. Seller states "Bought this bike privately. It does run, but the carb is leaking gas. Comes with a mechanics manual. Needs rear tire, forks leak oil and the speedometer cable broke 2 weeks before I put it away the last time. Asking 800 as is or best offer.Good for repair or parts"
It has about 22k miles on it (that have been counted).

I currently have an 82 Yamaha xs400, took it apart over the winter and am glad I did. Learned about the bike and found some issues with the front brake. A lot of things can get crusty after 30 years!
I'm looking to upgrade to some more cc's, and would like some feedback on this one. After checking out this forum I wonder why I haven't seen more of these bikes around. I like the fact it has shaft, is upright for a cruiser, and all those other nice features it has.
So is this worth kicking the tires on or should I go for something newer? I figure about 600 bucks for the tires and parts. Or is there more than that to consider..
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Hi all, new to forum. Saw a 1984 vn750 posted locally and would appreciate some input. Seller states "Bought this bike privately. It does run, but the carb is leaking gas. Comes with a mechanics manual. Needs rear tire, forks leak oil and the speedometer cable broke 2 weeks before I put it away the last time. Asking 800 as is or best offer.Good for repair or parts"
It has about 22k miles on it (that have been counted).

I currently have an 82 Yamaha xs400, took it apart over the winter and am glad I did. Learned about the bike and found some issues with the front brake. A lot of things can get crusty after 30 years!
I'm looking to upgrade to some more cc's, and would like some feedback on this one. After checking out this forum I wonder why I haven't seen more of these bikes around. I like the fact it has shaft, is upright for a cruiser, and all those other nice features it has.
So is this worth kicking the tires on or should I go for something newer? I figure about 600 bucks for the tires and parts. Or is there more than that to consider..
Sounds like what I bought.I'll be riding mine the second season now after some tlc.




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is it the vn700/750, or is it the KZ750 Twin? IIRC the VN750 didn't hit production in other countries until 1985, and didn't make it to the states until 1986. the last year of the KZ750 twin was 1984.
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is it the vn700/750, or is it the KZ750 Twin? IIRC the VN750 didn't hit production in other countries until 1985, and didn't make it to the states until 1986. the last year of the KZ750 twin was 1984.
Well slim, I believe it to be the VN750, it says Vulcan on the side panel and its maroon in colour. I'll ask the seller why he is claiming 84, maybe he is looking at the mfg. date. I would have linked the ad but can't due to my noobness in the forum. Also, it has both mufflers on the right hand side, so I think it has been 'de-goated' (love that goat term) and the centre stand has also been removed
denny, what year is yours?
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well i made the exact switch you did goin from a xs400 to a vn750 and i love it couldnt be more happy. As for the price see how low he will go and decide from there But remember cash in person says more that a number over the phone
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Well slim, I believe it to be the VN750, it says Vulcan on the side panel and its maroon in colour. I'll ask the seller why he is claiming 84, maybe he is looking at the mfg. date. I would have linked the ad but can't due to my noobness in the forum. Also, it has both mufflers on the right hand side, so I think it has been 'de-goated' (love that goat term) and the centre stand has also been removed
denny, what year is yours?
mine is a '92, one of the fast ones, blue and silver




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Agreed, Slim. It was my understanding that the vn700/750 was introed in 1985. Could be looking at the prod date, but the VIN (10th digit) will tell you the model year.

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Well slim, I believe it to be the VN750, it says Vulcan on the side panel and its maroon in colour. I'll ask the seller why he is claiming 84, maybe he is looking at the mfg. date. I would have linked the ad but can't due to my noobness in the forum. Also, it has both mufflers on the right hand side, so I think it has been 'de-goated' (love that goat term) and the centre stand has also been removed
denny, what year is yours?
Its more then likely a vn700 if it was originally sold in the US. Black and Maroon were the color options. Manufactured in 84 and shipped over from Japan for the 85 season. The 750 side panels say vulcan 750. Kaw then built a plant in Indiana( I think) in 85 to get around the extra taxes on any bike being imported over 700cc.

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