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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-29-2011, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Pics of my ratty ole vn750

Pics of my ratty ole vn750

this thing was thrashed when i got it , and so far ive degoated, ear shaved, removed cpanel and went with just a drag speedo, lowered the rear end 2.5 inches, removed all unnescecary stuff, rebuilt the entire front brake setup, bondoed a bunch of dents in the tank, cut and shaved the seat. new brake light, kind of cut to fit. new front and rear blinkers, bar end mirrors and a bunch of mechanical stuff of course.

Its nothing fancy but its my first bike and Im pretty happy with how its lookin besides waiting on an exhaust.

you guys walked me through every step, what an invaluable resource this place is. Just wanted so show a few pics and say thanks
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1992 vn750, 16000 miles
seat shaved , lowered 2 inches in rear, ears shaved, degoated, cpanel is gone just a drag specialties 2.5" speedo
awaiting some pipes
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That things pretty sick.
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it had been left outside a few too many alaskan winters, it got laid down pretty good and never ridden again.

I wanted something to learn to ride on that i didnt have to worry about keeping pristine, but ive had as much fun tweaking on it as i have riding it

1992 vn750, 16000 miles
seat shaved , lowered 2 inches in rear, ears shaved, degoated, cpanel is gone just a drag specialties 2.5" speedo
awaiting some pipes
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I always like a Black Matte finish. I was thinking Matte Black with flames on mine
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Amazing Really; Search all posts Toddmurdoch

The ear shave looks so good here. Moving that up on my list.

I really like the seat chrome, did you trim that or pull it from another model? Coolest custom break light any info you could pass along we'd love

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Nice! You de-uglied the Vulcan
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Ourselfish, the seat chrome is the old sissy bar piece cut with a dremel to fit in there, after shaving the seat i didnt narrow the pan so it overhung back there so I had to make something fit in there. the brakelight is just a cheepy off amazon cut with a dremel and made to fit and hide the back of the tube frames.

I want to actually bob it this winter, exhaust and spline lube is next.

1992 vn750, 16000 miles
seat shaved , lowered 2 inches in rear, ears shaved, degoated, cpanel is gone just a drag specialties 2.5" speedo
awaiting some pipes
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Looking good so far. The first time you ride in the rain you'll be looking for a front fender.

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been there already, the old fender was trashed, I would like to get one back on there at some point, so far Ive just gotten wet :-)

1992 vn750, 16000 miles
seat shaved , lowered 2 inches in rear, ears shaved, degoated, cpanel is gone just a drag specialties 2.5" speedo
awaiting some pipes
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I bet that thing is LOUD without the mufflers on it...

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