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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone new guy !!!!!!!!!

Just wanted to say hi, I'm new to the forum and to cruiser motorcycles, I rode sportbikes for 27 years and decided it was time for a cruiser so I bought an 86 Vulcan 750, it's cool but I don't know much about her.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 10:53 AM
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welcome and start reading the vulcan verses lots of "need to know " stuff in there anything else just search or ask, it is all on this fourm or in the members heads lol

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 11:26 AM
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Welcome rkama354! I also recently acquired my 86 VN750 myself and this forum has been instrumental in getting her ride-ready.

I would browse through the Vulcan Verses here. There are a few key things you would want to do to your bike, starting with lubing the drive-shaft splines. The verses has a specific how-to in regards to that. AGM MF batteries coupled with NGK Iridium plugs seem to be top choice around here to keep her starting well.

If you don't see the information you need; make a post! Most the time there is somebody here that has dealt with, or knows how to deal with, the issue you're having.

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NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Tuxedo Mod
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V&H Cruzers
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Welcome to the forum. This is the best place to get information.


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2001 Vulcan 750
TOC upgrade on ACCT
Air/fuel mixture set to 2 1/2 out
rectifier relocated
splines lubed
decals removed
upgraded mirrors
Pic up coil mod done
All LED lighting
Upgraded Mosfet rectifier
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Welcome to the forum!!
Congrats on the new VN750.

Lots of good people and information here...dig in and have fun!
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Welcome Rkama354 to the "Vulcan Madness" ! Lots of good info and helpfull people here! Enjoy !

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It All Comes Down To 3 Things:
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Welcome! Glad to have you on the forum.


2005 VN750 upwards of 14K (haven't looked lately)

AGM Battery
Headers wrapped
Custom paint
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Welcome. As has been said, the drive splines are critical, I would not ride the bike until you check/lube those. The VN750's other main weak point seems to be the cam chain tensioners, which I believe to be a design problem. It can be solved by replacing the automatic tensioners with manual ones. Other than those two things, the Vulcan 750 is pretty much like any other bike, only the engine is a lot more mechanically complicated, with way more parts than most cruiser engines. Many repairs easily done on other bikes require the engine to be removed on the Vulcan.

I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.

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2006 Sportster 1200 Low
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 07:08 PM
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Welcome and best of luck with your bike!


Jetted, shaved & coastered
Home made under-tank single filter
Converted ACCT's to manual (thanks wib714)
Dual vac lines on petcock (my cure for ticking)
LED tail/plate lights
Relocated helmet lock to license plate

Added stuff:
Customized hard bags w/ lights
Chrome levers
Hellcat windscreen
LED running lights
Home made 'Vita-Volt' meter
Foot rests on engine guard

Hmm....she was on the back when we left.... ??
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