Moving up to something bigger - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
VN750 General Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-15-2010, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
KIMMERLING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SAN ANTONIO, Texas
Posts: 1,126
iTrader: (7)
 
Send a message via Skype™ to KIMMERLING
Talking Moving up to something bigger

At some point I am thinking of moving up to a vtx1300 or a 1500 vulcan. I just backed out of a deal i was going to do on a vtx1300. It was the spoke version and i was going to have to do work to it..like put new bags, new windshield, and take the cheap looking speakers off. I pulled out because there are almost brand new bikes for the same price...so i will keep looking. Plus , i just got my vulcan 750 to where i mostly want it. Just got back from my second bike pack ride...20 riders or so...it was cool to see all the other bikes. Those vtx's seem like they can be modified big time!

2011 Suzuki VSTROM DL650 with ABS Purchased Jan 28 now with 39,000miles WRECKED JAN 12 ,2013
"To strive, to seek, to find, not to yield."
05 Vulcan 750 26,050miles *Traded in*
Ventura guards
MadStadt mount
Givi windshield/Heated grips
Backoff
Riderbeads
Givi 52 topcase
Pat Walsh Crash bars skid plate
OEM centerstand
Headlight modulator
Battery tender
Aquarium thermometer with forward probe mount
Admore LED Lighting/Givi E36N panniers
KIMMERLING is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-15-2010, 01:27 PM
Concert connoisseur
 
wib714's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: chillicothe, ohio
Posts: 2,231
iTrader: (3)
   
Garage
after taking my stepson for a ride yesterday I am thinking of it also, he is 14 and170 lbs, it was pretty tight. with my stepdaughter on back I cant even tell they are there, both of them are about 110 lbs. took my wife for a ride once and almost had to sit on the tank, we wont go into her weight. but if I did I think I would still keep the vn because it is so much fun to ride out here in the country in the twists and turns with the amount of power it has!

1986 vn 750 aka "Huck Farley"
42,000 miles
Rick's stator and rr
Tuxedo stator cover mod
pickup coil mod
dampers replaced
agm m/f battery
Harley sportster exhaust, degoated
Hid conversion
splines lubed
custom "vn750.com" grill cover
NGK Iridium spark plugs


acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
wib714 is offline  
post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-15-2010, 02:04 PM
HAWK
 
Ccspinner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Chicago land
Posts: 2,576
iTrader: (9)
 
Send a message via Yahoo to Ccspinner
I moved to the Nomad 1500 and love it. I had both bikes for a while, but after riding the nomad I did not want to go back to the 750. I sold her for more than I originally paid after puting 20k on her. Could not have planed it better.

Chad Falstad "Hawk"
Vroc #17649
2011 HD Ultra Classic "angel"
2001 Nomad 1500 Sold March 2012
2001 VN 750 "Sold June with 2008 with 21,000""Serinity"
Ccspinner is offline  
 
post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-15-2010, 03:31 PM
Senior Member
 
Cheman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Gardnerville, NV
Posts: 195
iTrader: (2)
 
I just picked up my new 2009 VTX1300 last week. I absolutely love it so far. The extra weight and size of the bike is no problem at all and is what makes the bike comfortable. I am vertically callenged at 5'5" and have no problem flat footing at stops. The only thing I did was install some pullback riser handlebar mounts so I don't have to reach so far and now the bike fits me perfectly. So far I am getting 47 mpg but I ride very conservatively. Plenty of power, nice deep sound and so much more comfortable out on the hiway. I have the aluminum wheels, not spokes. The bike is carbuerated, not FI unless you go for the 2010 interstate or stateline model. I don't think you would be disappointed, but there are a lot of bikes on the used marked so hold out for a good deal
no matter what bike you like.
Cheman

1986
Purchased 7/03 w/13000 mi
Sold10/10 27,000miles
Ear shave
V&H Cruisers
Tim Parrott stator
R/R relocated
Iridium Plugs
AGM Battery
Splines lubed
Clear Alternative LED brake light
TOC mcct
Mutazu LN Hard saddlebags
Chad's floorboards
Current ride-2009 Honda VTX1300

Cheman is offline  
post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-15-2010, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
KIMMERLING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SAN ANTONIO, Texas
Posts: 1,126
iTrader: (7)
 
Send a message via Skype™ to KIMMERLING
What kind of specific risers etc did you get? did you have to mess with the wiring much? I like my elbows slightly bent more like the mini ape hangers on the vn750. Not a big fan of the drag bar for long distance...

2011 Suzuki VSTROM DL650 with ABS Purchased Jan 28 now with 39,000miles WRECKED JAN 12 ,2013
"To strive, to seek, to find, not to yield."
05 Vulcan 750 26,050miles *Traded in*
Ventura guards
MadStadt mount
Givi windshield/Heated grips
Backoff
Riderbeads
Givi 52 topcase
Pat Walsh Crash bars skid plate
OEM centerstand
Headlight modulator
Battery tender
Aquarium thermometer with forward probe mount
Admore LED Lighting/Givi E36N panniers
KIMMERLING is offline  
post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-15-2010, 05:27 PM
Senior Member
 
Cheman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Gardnerville, NV
Posts: 195
iTrader: (2)
 
I got the Scootworks Phat II risers for the VTX. There are many sizes out there. These have a 4" rise(2"more than stock) and 3" of pullback.
There was plenty of excess wire but I had to reroute the clutch cable and the throttle cables to the back of the triple tree instead of the front and there was no extra to play with. Almost thought I would have to get longer cables.
Cheman

1986
Purchased 7/03 w/13000 mi
Sold10/10 27,000miles
Ear shave
V&H Cruisers
Tim Parrott stator
R/R relocated
Iridium Plugs
AGM Battery
Splines lubed
Clear Alternative LED brake light
TOC mcct
Mutazu LN Hard saddlebags
Chad's floorboards
Current ride-2009 Honda VTX1300

Cheman is offline  
post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-15-2010, 05:29 PM
Senior Member
 
Cheman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Gardnerville, NV
Posts: 195
iTrader: (2)
 
BTW, different models of the VTX come with different handlebars. I have the Touring model which does not have drag bars.

1986
Purchased 7/03 w/13000 mi
Sold10/10 27,000miles
Ear shave
V&H Cruisers
Tim Parrott stator
R/R relocated
Iridium Plugs
AGM Battery
Splines lubed
Clear Alternative LED brake light
TOC mcct
Mutazu LN Hard saddlebags
Chad's floorboards
Current ride-2009 Honda VTX1300

Cheman is offline  
post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-15-2010, 05:57 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cape Girardeau, MO
Posts: 24
iTrader: (0)
 
I just picked up a 03 Victory TC with the 92cid motor. I have to put a new stator in the VN750, but have no intentions of getting rid of it. The TC is great on long rides and with my gf on the back, but the VN750 is so much better in town and when I am solo.
bradcas45 is offline  
post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-15-2010, 07:15 PM
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
VN750_DawgsFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Duluth, GA
Posts: 641
iTrader: (0)
 
I want to get a bigger cruiser eventually, along with a crotch rocket (probably a GSXR 750) and maybe even a Goldwing. But this is all much further down the road.

One thing is for sure though, I will never get rid of the Vulcan. I like it too much, and it has sentimental value being that it is my first bike.


My daily ride
Metzler ME880s
NGK caps, wires and Iridiums
Coasters (made by Lance328), earshave and rejet with screws turned out 3 turns
Volt gauge w/ custom mounting cup by Lance328 wired into headlight bucket 13.5v-14v
National Cycles Plexistar 2 windshield
DEKA battery
Mutazu GA Black hard bags w/ custom support brackets and relocation brackets made by Lance328
Custom lowers made by Lance328
Vance&Hines Cruzer exhaust pipes
TOC MCCTs
H.I.D. Conversion kit
VN750_DawgsFan is offline  
post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-15-2010, 11:38 PM
MANIC MECHANIC
 
vulcanjoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Dale City, VA
Posts: 942
iTrader: (0)
 
Send a message via MSN to vulcanjoe Send a message via Yahoo to vulcanjoe
I had a 2006 vulcan 1500 on the highway it was awesome it would cruise at 90 all day long it got good gas mileage and was comfortable all around good for long rides. but i love my 750 for the twisties. and when i had to make a decision I sold the 1500. but I am looking again now that the truck is payed off.


34k so far
VN750.com member #613
Keep the shiny side up
coastered
de-goat and baffles removed
jetted 42-150 2 shims
Earshaved with unifilters
inside of tank coated
spline lube
long Beach Blue Pearl Paint 4/07
Shindengen FH012AA r/r
TPE stator
Exide sc30lfa Battery 28ah 445cca
Saddlemen saddlebags
2001 HD fatboy solo seat
Custom taillight & rear turn signals
Fergy's coil relay mod
Fiamm El-Grande high/low tone horns
vulcanjoe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome