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Wow! lots of great info on this site! Hopefully someone can help me pinpoint my problem with my newly acquired 1995 750. The bike has low miles 6300 so I'm thinking it sat most of the time!When I go to start her she seems to draw a lot of power the lights go dim and sometime off and rarely starts first or second time! I've replaced the battery with a die hard and changed the plugs.reading your VERSES I haven't seen that problem so if anyone can enlighten me I would be greatfull.......
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Wow! lots of great info on this site! Hopefully someone can help me pinpoint my problem with my newly acquired 1995 750. The bike has low miles 6300 so I'm thinking it sat most of the time!When I go to start her she seems to draw a lot of power the lights go dim and sometime off and rarely starts first or second time! I've replaced the battery with a die hard and changed the plugs.reading your VERSES I haven't seen that problem so if anyone can enlighten me I would be greatfull.......
is that diehard an agm maintenance free, if not take it back and trade it for one! also if it has set clean all the contact points (neg to frame etc) and coat with dielectric grease and see if that helps!

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
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You can also try starting it by jumping from a cage with the cage engine NOT running. If it cranks, you don't have enough amps in the bike battery to make it go. Could be due to bad connections, bad battery, or something else.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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