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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-04-2014, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Forgive the double post, I tried posting pics and it kind of invalidated the thread

Hey guys, new to the forum (for some reason I cannot see any threads on any page, kind of weird..).

A little back story on the bike. The gentleman who owned it was my fiance's grandmother's brother, and he loved his bike with all his heart, the bike was IMMACULATE! 25k miles. 6 years ago he took apart the bike to fix the cooling fan, and was soon diagnosed with cancer, 4 years ago he passed away. The bike was then transported to the grandparents house since his side of the family couldn't take care of it.

It was supposed to be fixed up and given to my fiance to ride, but i bought her another bike to start on, and like most projects, was forgotten. There is sat for another 2 years.

In the end I was given the bike since they wanted their garage space back, and I'm excited to start a new project! I currently own a klx351 and an xt225, now I own a 1982 Kawasaki Vulcan 750!


It of course needs new tires, new brake components, the carbs cleaned and synced up, new fork oil, new engine oil, new battery, and the radiator fan.

I am mechanically inclined, and would love for the experts to chime in on things I should check besides what I listed above. This will be my first bike to work on that I don't have to worry about being down for transportation, so any suggestion is welcome

(I'll post url pics after 5th post)
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Welcome. Get that post count up, we like pics.

On the forum page there are arrow buttons that collapse each section, that might be why you don't see posts, but I tried a code in my adblock once that prevented me seeing posts. Once I got the code in right, all was well.

In the Technical Forum, at the bottom, read the Vulcan Verses. That pretty much covers the standard checks. Any questions, post away!

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That was exactly the problem (adblocker) all fixed now thanks!
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a 1982 Kawasaki Vulcan 750!




(I'll post url pics after 5th post)
I can't wait for those pictures.
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..have a vulcan good day!
 
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now I own a 1982 Kawasaki Vulcan 750!
maybe a 1992 ?


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These were taken as I was cleaning up the space around the bike before I took it home









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maybe a 1992 ?

Yeah, I saw that too. 82 Vulcan 750? That would require some photos for sure..

92 be a good guess.

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I posted pics just waiting for the moderator to approve , it probably is a 92...seeing a 82's didn't exist haha! I just took their word for it...I should have known better
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There is a year stamped on the neck beside the Vin... Please tell me you checked the Vin against the title when you bought the bike

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There is a year stamped on the neck beside the Vin... Please tell me you checked the Vin against the title when you bought the bike

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It is an 85 I checked. I didn't buy it, it was given to me from family.
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