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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-01-2010, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got the Vulcan!

Here is a URL to my first post.
"https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14344"
The seller backed out about 8 days ago, So I was bummed out and bought this last weekend.


Well, the seller of the 750 called me on Thursday and asked if I was still interested. It was a trade with no cash so I was still interested. Well, I picked it up this morning and it runs like new. It is a 2005 with 2989 miles, but it is over 3K miles now since I rode it home (had to push start it). Man, it's clean and runs great!!!
I would be out riding it now, but the weather is real iffy. Here's a pic I took of it about 2 weeks ago.

It was in a storage locker, and had not been ridden since 11/2009 - Needs a battery though, but I'll pick one up!

Thanks and I love the site, lots of great info!

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Congratulations on the acquisition!

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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Welcome to the madness Nailz. When you get that battery make sure to get a sealed one, with Maintenance Free-Absorbed Glass Mat technology. See link below and Vulcan Verses for more info if you need it.

Deka ETX15L or equivalent by Yuasa, Big Crank and Sears Diehard are all good brands to consider.

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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.
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Welcome to the group, It is a great bike and looks clean, now you can make it yours.

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Well, It seems that the Die Hard battery in the bike might not be dead after all. On the ride home today, I stopped to put gas in it. It cranked over a little, but not enough to start it. so I bumped it and rode it home. I parked it for a few hours, came out and it fired right up. The wife and I went out to dinner on it and it fired up after cranking over 3 or 4 times and we rode it home. We'll see how it goes in the morning, but I have to say it is a nice riding bike for sure. Off to e-bay to look at windshields
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Nice ride. But the Suzuki isn't a bad ride either. Different style but a nice one the less.

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I rode the Suzuki to work on Friday and it gets about 66MPG which is great and it runs at freeway speeds very easy. Now that I have them both, I'll probably sell the Suzuki to my son. It's a blast to ride and runs similar to the Vulcan as it has good pulling power on top. The brakes are unreal on it. I just hope he doesn't say... I really want the Vulcan Dad.
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I rode the Suzuki to work on Friday and it gets about 66MPG which is great and it runs at freeway speeds very easy. Now that I have them both, I'll probably sell the Suzuki to my son. It's a blast to ride and runs similar to the Vulcan as it has good pulling power on top. The brakes are unreal on it. I just hope he doesn't say... I really want the Vulcan Dad.
Hide the Vulcan till he buys the zuki!!

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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/showthread.php?t=9127
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I put about 100 miles on it today. It's all stock and runs out good. The Die Hard battery started up the bike every time! I did some 20 mile runs on the freeway and it really impressed me. It is pretty smooth and only needs a windshield to be a great commuter.

I don't think I'll do a lot of mods to it, I kind of like it the way it is.
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