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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-28-2011, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Other engine options for vn750 frame...

I've been trying to find a vn750 engine for my frame and I'm having a hard time finding one. What other engines can I drop in my frame with little to no modifications made to it?
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not to be smart butt, but a vn700 engine, lol.

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not to be smart butt, but a vn700 engine, lol.
haha, i know that much. im asking what other companies' engines could i buy that would demand little/no mod to my frame. for instance, there are tons os cb750 engines everywhere, but i don't know how easy that transfer would be.
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Might be able to stuff a parallel twin in there. Like a 500 or something. Trouble is with the shaft drive. Could probably pitch it and go chain to a different back wheel with some fab on the swing arm to make a mount...uh but now were back to modifications... kind of a tall order with this frame without some serious mods. Not a lot of room around the engine if you put anything in the cradle with enough power to make it worthwhile. Did I mention a rotary? Lol. Good luck.

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haha, i know that much. im asking what other companies' engines could i buy that would demand little/no mod to my frame. for instance, there are tons os cb750 engines everywhere, but i don't know how easy that transfer would be.
The Vulcan has a tall motor, so anything more compact could easily fit.... The issue as mentioned is linking up to the shaft drive. If you could go chain drive without much trouble, you'd have alot more to pick from.

Would have to say the vulcan frame was not a good pick for a motor switch because of that. However finding a swingarm from another bike that could be made to fit would open the door to many possibilities......

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The Vulcan has a tall motor, so anything more compact could easily fit.... The issue as mentioned is linking up to the shaft drive. If you could go chain drive without much trouble, you'd have alot more to pick from.

Would have to say the vulcan frame was not a good pick for a motor switch because of that. However finding a swingarm from another bike that could be made to fit would open the door to many possibilities......
in order to go to chain/belt drive, i would need to replace the swingarm, correct? im thinking about just forking over the cash to have a very simple, solid swingarm fab'd and welded onto my frame, because it seems that would open the door pretty wide for me. im also hoping to make this a hardtail, so that would kind of be killing two birds???
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Heh...

BMWs and Guzzis use shafts, and due to the cyl configs might work...



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BMWs and Guzzis use shafts, and due to the cyl configs might work...
Yes, and many have the shaft on the other side of the bike...

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Easy nuff...

...flip the swingarm and remount/weld shock tabs then mebbe ? But can you just imagine the VN with a 1200 Beemer in it ?...I can...*weg*



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Yes, and many have the shaft on the other side of the bike...
.... uh.....mmm... th.... ahem, yup.........

Aaaah we'll just flip the swing arm over, no big. Hey darien, ya got me all brotha. I'm readin' and thinking didn't I already say something like that? Then I realized you got another post going. Don't scare me like that man, I haven't even had a beer yet, ha ha. Peace.

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