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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-22-2012, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
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'92 Vulcan Purchase!

Proud to say I recently purchased my first motorcycle - a 1992 Kawasaki Vulcan 750. Went for my first long ride today and I am amazed by the near 'cult' following this bike has. Happy to be on the forum!
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Proud to say I recently purchased my first motorcycle - a 1992 Kawasaki Vulcan 750. Went for my first long ride today and I am amazed by the near 'cult' following this bike has. Happy to be on the forum!
Welcome to the forum. Good people and advice here. Enjoy your new ride.

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marbled
TOC upgrade on ACCT
Air/fuel mixture set to 2 1/2 out
rectifier relocated
splines lubed
iridiums
decals removed
upgraded mirrors
Pic up coil mod done
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First, welcome Southern Tenn. ... You must be from a warm location to do a long January ride, I can stand the cool for a short ride, but that's about it...lol... It may get to the lower 60s here today, I might do a short ride just to check out a new battery and stir the oil a bit...
You might want to check around in the forum and see what you may need to do as far as checking out a new to you bike, like doing a spline check & lube etc. ...
Check out the Vulcan Verses in the forums and other things you might be concerned about... Then ask away, there are some very knowledgeable folks on here... Again, welcome...
Have a good one...Old Dog...

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Welcome and you got the fastest color Blue and Silver!




If you see it on my bike I did it
VROC#30324
92 vn750(sold)
Current ride 05 1500 Classic FI
lovin' the new scoot



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Cult following? I thought everyone shaved their ears and played coasters at the airport.


Welcome to the madness!! Enjoy your new-to-you ride and don't be afraid to ask questions, most here are ready and willing to share and have been there before.
The only stupid question is the one not asked.

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"Squirrel Bike" aka Jersey

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welcome and enjoy! this forum is chock full of great people and tons of good info, so read up and ask questions if you need to. These guys are the best! glad to have you aboard.
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Congrats and Welcome to the Mayhem.

This forum is filled with a lot of knowledge and willingness to help. Do you have any plans to modify your scoot? or do you plan to keep her stock?

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welcome to the forum!!!!!

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Not "cult like"...... But an actual cult.

Why would any group stay devoted to an outdated, poorly designed, underpowered and "80" styled bike?

Because the bike is endearing and an enigma in the cruiser world. Low powered, but it's lighter weight and gearing make it surprisingly quick compared to other cruisers of even larger displacement. Shaft drive and full instrumentation you'd expect to see on a touring bike, not a V twin cruiser.

Even with it's odd design issues (poor electrical system, hard to get to battery and stator ,e.g.) it still has a following.

Those of us that have moved on to other bikes, still have a soft spot in our hearts for this bike....evidenced by us still sticking around this forum. We can't seem to leave, and still praise the bike even given it's faults....


I call that a cult...

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Welcome. If you haven't taken a basic rider training course, it can teach you a lot about staying safe out on the streets.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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