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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 11-07-2011, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Beeble's 1986 VN750

Brought her home tonight!


Tank is freshly painted. I love the all black look.









Home sweet home for the moment.



Gave her some gas with my son on the back. He's a fan.




My daughter in the background


23K on the clock.


Powertrain is whisper quiet. I'm unsure what, if anything I should even look at. There's a hose on one side I need to replace, that's it. Thanks for the help and the advice, looking forward to learning lots more and gettin my ride one.


notes to self:
shaky tach fix.
relocate r&r


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post #2 of 52 (permalink) Old 11-07-2011, 06:47 PM
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That looks great; she is clean as hell!

You make me want to step it up and clean mine up a bit more. Nice buy!

1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
TOC MCCTs
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Tuxedo Mod
Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
V&H Cruzers
VN750.com Grill Cover
Meanstreak Seat
Emgo 23-92411 Handlebars
MOSFET FH012AA R/R


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plan on meeting up sometime next year for sure! looks really nice dude.
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Tas Sure A Sweetie! Enjoy !


Vulcan #1 1993 - 28K
Vulcan #2 1999 - 26k
It All Comes Down To 3 Things:
#1 Fuel
#2 Spark
#3 Mechanical
Any One Fails - Then It Dont Run

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Build Fiberglass Fenders F/R
Mold & Cast New Turn Signals Lights
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look at the spline lube procedure! nice bike, the 86 is my favorite, LOL!

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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Wish my 86 was that clean! Then again I wish mine was running Great find/buy!
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post #7 of 52 (permalink) Old 11-07-2011, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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plan on meeting up sometime next year for sure! looks really nice dude.
You betcha. Could meet in Lansing.

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look at the spline lube procedure! nice bike, the 86 is my favorite, LOL!
Yep I'll do that this winter some time. I've already downloaded the FSM


Thanks everyone for the kind words, I'm pretty excited. Aside from here I've posted this on two different car forums I frequent, facebook and two different work e-mails LOL.


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post #8 of 52 (permalink) Old 11-08-2011, 07:22 AM
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Very good overall condition for an '86 model. Great find--congrats!....

The black paint on the wheels is a major advantage, and hides a lot of dirt/grime.

Your bike should be equipped with self-cancelling turn signals--another nice perk (assuming this feature still works on the bike).

In many ways, your '86 is truly better than pretty much any new comparable cruiser available now at a dealership.

Take good care of her--she's the last of her kind....

'05 VN750



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Is your first name Zyphod? Are you the president of anything? Like the galaxy?

Nice find man, enjoy the sh!t out of it...
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post #10 of 52 (permalink) Old 11-08-2011, 09:24 AM
..have a vulcan good day!
 
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N i i i i i i i i c c e !

'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
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