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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-12-2007, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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I want the likes of this......

By next Spring I want my vulcan to look somewhat like this. Except I want springs on mine. This was mine, but the vulcan won out.
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...r/100_0247.jpg

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-12-2007, 11:55 PM
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That looks like a Yamaha Maxim. Couldn't tell you if it was a 650, 700 or 750

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cool , that will look great , are you going to put shot gun pipes on it ?, is it going to be a rat ? are you going to lower the front ?
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Some pics of my progress and still working on it.http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...r/000_0037.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...r/000_0038.jpg
The brackets are home made with advise from BMan.
Since then I also relocated rear turn signals to the rear light idea from Diana.
I will get a brighter pic later.
Front not lowered.
Using stock pipes due to noise intolerant.

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One reason this bike is so pleasing to the eye is because the slope of the forks is almost exactly balanced by the slope of the frame down the tank towards the seat - with the instruments on the handlebars forming the apex -and this angle is also caught by the rise in the back of the seat and you get this graceful sine wave along the bike. Another symmetry is the way the front mudguard, the cylinder head, the back seat and the rear fender lie along the same plane.
This is presented in a slightly different way with the VN750. Because of all the fancy engineering the cylinder head is higher, but it is disguised by the air intakes at the front, the seat and the higher rear fender. You also have the front cylinder, the engine end of the exhaust pipe and the rear shock absorber dunning in parallel, and the rear cylinder parallel to the rear frame - and the side panels counterbalance the paintwork on the tank.
Personally I do agree that dropping the seat will emphasise the sweep down and sharpen the lines but you need to be careful about how you balance the lines at the rear. I don't think the bike looks good with a bare ass.
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Thanx for the comments, but this is all that I am going to get. Here is a better pic with the back end covered a bit. The rear turns have been moved to the rear light.
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...r/000_0040.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...r/000_0041.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...r/000_0042.jpg
I think that is all I am doing to it, for now anyways.

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She's looking good!!!! Keep it up!!

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