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post #1 of 67 (permalink) Old 05-04-2010, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Wouldnt have another Vn of any model ever

What you all see in vulcans i cant imagine as had 1 years ago nice enough heap kept dropping things off enroute final straw was when it shed a plastic cover unknown to me and pissed out oil all over me left boot no oil light came on but wondered why my foot felt hot looked down couldnt believe it stopped heap imeadiately shuvved it to nearest garage half a mile away all up hill , after big bill got shot of it , then near 20 years later i foolishly bought another, again nice enough heap had been dry stored 8 years or so very nice condition but had a water problem so fixed it all up cost an arm and a leg for bits gave it a full service got it starting but was never imeadiate always hard to fire then it too decided to drop parts at my feet never have i come across such a pile of jap junk as these vn vulcans absolute horrors thank goodness now sold as spares or repair to some one else who might be able to fix it up but have vowed never ever buy another horrible vulcan gutless vibrateing piles of junk . cheers charlie farlie
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post #2 of 67 (permalink) Old 05-04-2010, 06:42 PM
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wow! are you sure you didn't buy a couple of Harley's? lol

even so, a few bad apples don't spoil the whole bunch! sorry to hear about your troubles, hope you have better luck with your next bike, what ever kind it be.
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Sounds like he aught to get a Schwinn or a Huffy as his next bike, I hear they are fairly low maintenance.

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Well see, we all know not only how to pick a good one, but are also mechinically inclined enough to fix things before they blow up in our faces.

Perhaps you should buy yourself a new $18,000 BMW road bike and make sure you don't do any of the work on it ... and let a qualified BMW technician do it instead.

Besides you should know that all crappy bikes end up in the British Isle and that you would be much better off with a bicycle anyway. The only decent thing that one can buy is Scotland is the whiskey of the same name.

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Huh. You bought one that had been "dry stored" for 8 years and you had problems with it? That's shocking. Did you expect NOT to have problems with it? I'm just asking. You didn't mention how you procured the other bike.

I bought two bikes that were sitting up, not running at the time, and I had problems with both, until I got all the kinks worked out of them. However, both my Vulcans I bought from owners who rode them often and amazingly enough, have had no problems with either, other than the neglected spline lube on the first one, which I fixed and rode it for three years, before selling it to my son who rides it often...

Sounds like you need coaching on expectations and maybe how to shop for reliable motorcycles.

Sorry for the bad attitude, but this is the wrong forum for badmouthing Vulcans. I'm sure you'd be accepted with open arms on the Harley forums though.

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WOW, if charliefarlie's up here / who's running hell? Seriously bro, you picked the wrong forum to bash Vulcans! Why would you even bother to stop by and give your .02 / that's a rhetorical question so please don't answer. Maybe you should hop back on your bmx, peddle away from this forum and go back to your wonderful life of drinking and spanking off to pics of harley's. To anyone here that is a Vulcan owner, I apologize if I have offended anyone else except charliefarlie....

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well good for you! one less idiot on a VN. I have to agree with Fergy, what did you expect with a bike that had been stored for 8 yrs? Did you ever stop to think WHY the old owner stored it in the first place... I have never had my bike "drop parts at my feet" but then again i take care of my toys.

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well good for you! one less idiot on a VN. I have to agree with Fergy, what did you expect with a bike that had been stored for 8 yrs? Did you ever stop to think WHY the old owner stored it in the first place... I have never had my bike "drop parts at my feet" but then again i take care of my toys.


Mine tried but I used a fence wire to tie it up and repaired when I got home. I was 300 miles from home. Heat shield on right side, all good now.

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I think He just bought back his 1st one 20 years later. But then what do you expect in a Country where the Men wear the Skirts.........& Blow Bag-Pipes.

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What you all see in vulcans i cant imagine as had 1 years ago nice enough heap kept dropping things off enroute final straw was when it shed a plastic cover unknown to me and pissed out oil all over me left boot no oil light came on but wondered why my foot felt hot looked down couldnt believe it stopped heap imeadiately shuvved it to nearest garage half a mile away all up hill , after big bill got shot of it , then near 20 years later i foolishly bought another, again nice enough heap had been dry stored 8 years or so very nice condition but had a water problem so fixed it all up cost an arm and a leg for bits gave it a full service got it starting but was never imeadiate always hard to fire then it too decided to drop parts at my feet never have i come across such a pile of jap junk as these vn vulcans absolute horrors thank goodness now sold as spares or repair to some one else who might be able to fix it up but have vowed never ever buy another horrible vulcan gutless vibrateing piles of junk . cheers charlie farlie

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