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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-20-2010, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Best Mods I should make

Ok my 750 is pretty much still stock and I am ready to start making some changes to her and make out my Christmas list. So I'd like to start a list of the best mods to make to your 750 (and a rough estimate of cost) and I am sure there is room for debate. It's a pretty short list on my part but I know a lot of you will help me out here, plus I am thinking this will help me make out my Christmas list!

1. AGM Battery ($60)
2. HID Conversion kit ($20 plus shipping)
3.....


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MF Battery
Replaced Stock Turn signals
Starter Clutch
NGK plugs
MT66 Pirelli's
Seafoam
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rewired TPE stator

ear shave

replace balancers (not a visible thing but greatly increases the reliability)

coaster

new plugs and wires

digital dash

nice paint job



just to name a few
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Ear shave
coaster
after market pipes
rejet carbs
make it one seater

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Iridium plugs
regap ignition pickup coils ( a cheap .virtually cost free change)
Ear shave and rejet
Marble /coaster




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Louder horn(s)- ie. Wolo or Stebel Nautilus Compact air horn, Fiamm Freeway Blasters or a set of used auto horns from the recyclers.

More and brighter Run/Turn/Brake lights on the rear of the bike. LED clusters and/or licence plate frame LED additions are my 1st choice.
Lots of choices on this site:
http://www.customdynamics.com/motorcycle_lights.htm

Headlight and brakelight modulators.

Install a voltmeter.

Change all fluids on bike.

Silicone chrome colored swingarm covers on.

Silicone toolbox lock nut on before you lose lock.

Before the toolbox hinge breaks, reinforce it with a piano hinge, duct tape, or half a dozen zip ties, - your choice.

See ten things link below,- probably more suggestions there.

dielectric grease in all connectors

Cheap DIY cruise control:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/8931483/Ch...se-Control-DIY

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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
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TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
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You can buy LED brake lights that modulate on ebay.

Honda Moly 60.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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I don't have a ton of money nor a wealth of wrenching. First thing I did was the AGM battery and I recently picked up the iridium plugs (still need to install) and am curious about the regap ignition pickup coils ( a cheap .virtually cost free change). I thought the HID conversion for $20 didn't seem much either. I've looked into some of the brake LEDs and they seemed a little pricey $120. Just looking to do the quick and easy things and then see what I want to invest in later.
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MF Battery
Replaced Stock Turn signals
Starter Clutch
NGK plugs
MT66 Pirelli's
Seafoam
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Are these cheap enough? http://motors.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_...506.m270.l1313

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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In flitecontrol's link, I followed a BMW on a 3 day ride that had installed these same ones http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Elect...item35aa9f315b
they really got my attention every time he hit the brakes... I couldn't wait to get back home and get them...
I made a small plate that went across the top backside of my license plate and installed them on the outside...

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if you do any distance riding you can get a shield at a pretty good price.

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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