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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-18-2010, 02:32 AM Thread Starter
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Who thinks they have the most miles on a non-rebuilt vulcan 7xx engine?

Hey folks.I was just wanting to see who on here has the most miles on there Vulcan 7xx or a Vulcan 7xx that they have owned. I'm just wanting to see how long these engines and transmissions/clutches will hold up for.....just curious! If you have rebuilt the engine....at what mileage was it rebuilt and why....and how many miles on the bike now total. i think alot of us on here would like to know this info. Thank You (Bret Holland)
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Wish I knew... my 85 VN700's speedo is broken and the miles stuck at over 25K, but no idea at all how many miles are really on it. Doubt it's ever been rebuilt.
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I have 38K on mine. Starting to smoke a littlw when first started
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I know there is more than me, but I have just a smidgeon under 50,000 miles on my '93. Bike still runs great and the only thing I've had to do to the engine was install the MCCT's at around 40,000 miles and replace the Stator and R/R at around 28,000 miles. I would probably have more miles if I didn't ride my Sportster so much..............
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This post is a little off topic and not related specifically to the Vulcan.

A while back I read an article about the small capacity motorcycles that many people rely on for daily transportation in crowded warm weather countries. The author said many or most bikes in the 100-200 cc class regularly last for 100K miles with nothing more than regular service and maintenance. I think because the bikes are ridden every day, and don`t sit in winter storage for months at a time that this is possible.

In North America most people consider a motorcycle a recreational vehicle, not "transportation". I also read somewhere that 2,000 miles is the yearly average travelled per registered bike. I know many folks here are daily riders, and accumulate tens of thousands of miles each year commuting to work or riding for pleasure, but that is not the norm. I think many more motorcycles on this continent rust out or die of neglect than actually wear out.

Getting back on topic now, how many miles the vn7xx can go without major engine work is an interesting question Bret.

I believe when vn750/Jerry was active on this board that he said between the two vn750s he had owned over the years, he had accumulated about 175K miles with only regular maintenance.

Edit: name should be VN750Rider/Jerry.

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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
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


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The most miles without a rebuild? I certainly can't answer that one. I can tell you that the Vulcan is a very well designed and manufactured machine. Other than that, all I can offer is the information contained in my signature. I think that pretty well sums it up for MY bike.

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forks rebuilt @ 58,900 miles
currently on third battery & sixth set of tires
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Not me, since I have had to replace my stator and had the clutch rebuilt in the 7 years that I've had mine. Aside from that, still running strong.

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what happened to jerry?
stator at 23,500 and 41000 now. though the stator is a major pain in the butt, I would not consider that a rebuild even though it felt like it. still running strong and looking pretty!

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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what happened to jerry?stator at 23,500 and 41000 now. though the stator is a major pain in the butt, I would not consider that a rebuild even though it felt like it. still running strong and looking pretty!
Jerry bought a Harley cruiser. A 1997 Road King with a carbed Evolution engine.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16363

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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
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9127

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