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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-24-2010, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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2002 750

I have a chance to buy a used 2002 750 with approx 6500 mi cheap! It has a problem, the owner says there is a noise coming from the engine that sounds like a loose bolt. This happened while he was pulling out, he stopped and shut down. The engine runs fine, but when put in gear the noise begins. Had it checked out and so far can find nothing wrong on the left side of the engine.
Anyone know what the worst case scenario might be and worse case cost??

I can buy the bike for $700.00.

Thanks...............Rit.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-24-2010, 06:20 PM
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ACCT about a $50 to fix properly. Get a hold of TOC Manufacturing and get the MCCT kit and follow the directions!!! Sounds like a sweet deal have you read the Vulcan Verses and see what else you need to look for!

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I'd buy it.

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I would say that if it does not make the sound untill putting it in gear and taking off, sounds more like the balancers. Acct's should make the sound any time the bike is running. Taking out the oil screen may give a Idea what is wrong.

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Coffee grinder noise? Buy the bike. There are fixes for everything that has been mentioned

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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Your ALL wrong!!! It's the final drive and shaft splines. Used parts from ebay and you got a good cheap bike. If you don't want it I'll take it and give you a couple hundred.

Did I fail to mention 2002-2004 were the years most common for the spline failure due to inadequate lube.

Your looking at $500.00 MAX but as low as $100.00 for good used parts.

Buy the bike and I will help you get the parts and gitter dun.


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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-25-2010, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Lance, and everybody. I will let you all know what happens...........Rit.
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I think Lance is right. And parts bikes are always coming available so I'd snag that bike in a flash. Check the spline lube procedure in my sig. It also has the steps for replacing what is most likely damaged on your bike. I was able to find the parts I needed used for around $100. Good luck!

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2002 vn 750

Thanks to everyone for the advice. I have decided to pass on the deal. Talked to 2 mechanics who said that the transmission is the problem. Worse case will cost me in upwards of $2000.00. Can't swing that.
The bike is in N/W PA and still for sale. I can try to get the contact number posted if anyone is interested.
It has a Mustang seat, almost new rubber and decent bags + a windshield. If I had the time and skills I would buy it to part out.

Thanks again............Rit
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Snort. The mustang seat alone might net you $300.

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