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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 03:11 AM Thread Starter
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Just acquired a Vn750 manufactured in 1990 whichs needs a little love and care. How do I confirm which model she is. a colleague thinks it's a Vn750A6. Does the 6 signify that she was made in the 6th year of production? I'm after the left and right exhaust muffler. I found a pair on the internet however is stated they were for a VN750A 9/10.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 03:29 AM
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Lucky for all of us, most parts for any year of Vulcan 750 will fit other years. The only minor exceptions like there was a brake master cylinder change, little things like that.

A6 would mean the 6th year of production (starting with 1985 - which was a 700 in the US).

The exhaust has not changed since the bike was initially produced, so that right exhaust muffler will fit, no problem.

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That's good news. Thanks for your help.
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X2 There was only 2 things that I know of that were changed. The master cylinder, and if memory serves me from 85 to 89 there was a self cancelling turn signal setup.
Pretty much everything will interchange on these bikes which makes it nice.
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Very first thing to do, put in a maintenance free battery. Then find a twisty road and go for a ride.

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I'm looking forward to taking her out. A new battery is on the shopping list as the present one doesn't hold a charge for long. I've been searching the web for a rear luggage rack, they seem to be quite rare how ever I could be looking in the wrong place.
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ebay is about the only place to find the luggage rack now.. or occasionally here in the sale or swap section
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A6 denotes 1990 year of manufacture and the 10th and 11th character of the frame number should be LA or LB....

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Just acquired a Vn750 manufactured in 1990 whichs needs a little love and care. How do I confirm which model she is. a colleague thinks it's a Vn750A6. Does the 6 signify that she was made in the 6th year of production? I'm after the left and right exhaust muffler. I found a pair on the internet however is stated they were for a VN750A 9/10.
I am agree with EQ-Player as he said "Very first thing to do, put in a maintenance free battery. Then find a twisty road and go for a ride.:"
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The Vulcan 750 is a really oddball bike, which among other things, is what I like about it. No other bike even resembles it. It is also comfortable, and an excellent 1 up touring bike. It can be ridden at freeway speeds all day without even breathing hard. I've traveled all over the country on mine, with saddlebags and a windshield. Main things to watch out for are the cam chain tensioners and the drive splines. I saw plenty of info on here about both.
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