First timer, Vulcan Project
Ok so i am going to start a thread to go along with the album for the rebuild of my 85 VN700. Some members have already wished me well, and given info. I do greatly appreciate it. As I stated in my newbie post my 700 came to me in pieces. The engine was out of the frame, final drive had been sold off along with the 2 front frame covers, wiring harness was in place but not connected to anything(P/O had it off, I had him put it back). Tank was loosely bolted in place, air box and back rest MIA in the P/O's garage, took week for him to find them. Engine was running poorly and so the P/O had broken it down to find out the problem. Turns out that there was a spun rod bearing/bushing. I had him put it back together so I could take it apart and bag and catolog the small parts, bolts, nuts. He did not put the rods back in, but thats an easy thing to do when I rebuild. I also got 3 mid sized boxes with the drive shaft, coils, filter boxes, battery, mics bolts, nuts, bushing, washers, clamps, factory exhaust(minus the right side heat shield), aftermarket harley slip-on sportster mufflers/w heat shields. I know there was other stuff there but I can't remember it all now.
I have since reconnected the wiring harness to all that i can and put the batter in place, all that will work with out the engine works. Took the tank off and removed the cap as the key for it and the helmet locks was lost. took the lock cylinder out out of the tank cap and put the cap and latch back on. reattached the brake and clutch levers, as they were off. Remounted the kick stand. Remounted the backrest and tool box. I will need to repair the hing for the tool box door as it has seperated from the main body. Sorted the mics bolts, nuts, bushings, washers and bagged them. Decided that painting the front fender, tank and side covers was needed as thy all are showing a lot of wear in one form or another. I will keep the base color black with flame graphics on the fender and tank and a new vulcan log on the side covers. I may even include "VN700" on the side covers if i dont do a swap to a 750.
Did order the frame covers and final drive from EBAY. So is $112/w shipping a good deal on the final drive?? I will be putting the final drive on very soon as I have this strong need to see my bike rolling even with out the engine.
I think that is now about it. Not sure if anyone else would see this as a lot to do in 3 weeks, but it seems as such to me. There will be more as I get time to and i progress...
Live Free, ride much!!!
Live Free, Ride Much My Friends
Replaced crankshaft and rod bearings
sportster mufflers installed
Repaint tank, frt fender, and side covers
add saddle bags
add luggage rack