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1986 vn750 with bad stator for sale. 1500.00

Hi..have an 86 vn 750 with a bad stator for sale..the bike is in very good condition..looks great..runs great when the battery is charged. Don't have time to deal with the problem. I live on the outerbanks of NC. phone is 252-207-4502
price for the bike is 1500.00 as is.
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Good luck getting 1,500 for a 21 yr old bike with electrical issues.
How many miles?

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about ten thousand miles. Bike it beautiful. If I can't get a good price, I'll fix it myself.
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ill give you $100.00 for it if you pay for shipping or deliver it to me.
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about ten thousand miles. Bike it beautiful. If I can't get a good price, I'll fix it myself.
I know I dumped more money into my bike then I could ever get out of it. I can identify with your attachment. The 86 was a nice bike and I wouldn't be upset if I were you if I had to fix er myself. Good luck with your search. There are plenty of VN700/VN750 lovers out there.
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That's about what you would be able to get out of it if it didn't need a stator. Stator replacement requires an engine pull and is very expensive to have done at a shop if you are not good with wrenches and bikes!
You'll regret selling a descent looking bike and not fixing the stator. Take some time this winter, pull the motor and fix it--you will be glad you did!
I sold my 85 several years ago for the same reason (stator) and have kicked my self in the butt for it ever since. I couldn't take it any more and started looking for another VN750 "for the right price". Well, they are few and far between and it took me over 2 yaers to find the "buy" I got. This ones not going anywhere this time!
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ok..i'm going to fix it myself...I need a complete list of parts to order and where to get the best stator for the best price. Can you get a complete kit with all the gaskets etc..or do I have to order it all seperate?..thanks.
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Well first, before we jump the gun on an engine pull for a stator.
1) Have you checked the voltage regulator with a good one to make sure it's not the problem? If the voltage regulator is bad--a good stator is useless. In other words your stator can be good but a bad regulator will not allow it to charge as it cannot convert the incoming current from the stator and regulate the 12-15 volt feed for charging the battery/electrical system.
Somewhere on this site are instructions for testing the stator as well as the regulator.

2) Is the regulator still in the factory location under the battery box? If it is you need to relocate to the left rear frame by the rear wheel, especially if you have the factory exhaust with the goats belly (crossover) on it. Just cut the wires about an inch or two from the connector of the regulator, place some heat shrink over the wires add some longer wire and solder them if you can then place heat shrink over the spliced wires and heat to conceal the new splice. Voltage regulators get very hot and do not like heat--Kawasaki obviously never thought about this & overlooked it for years.
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I got the same bike for $1500 last year and then the stator went out. Paid $400 to get it fixed but man it made all the difference, now it runs great. Also get a MF battery. Fixin it is the way to go, especially with the low mileage.

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Hi..have an 86 vn 750 with a bad stator for sale..the bike is in very good condition..looks great..runs great when the battery is charged. Don't have time to deal with the problem. I live on the outerbanks of NC. phone is 252-207-4502
price for the bike is 1500.00 as is.
thanks.
Michael
Like everyone else has pointed out, I don't think you are going to be able to get $1500 out of it. I bought my '85 for $650 and that only had a leaking gas tank.
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