Well....I took the vn750 out for a little ride today, my fist in ten years and first ever on a vulcan.
On a power scale, it put my old 750 Magna to shame. She's a much louder bike than the Magna, but I expected that. Smooth ride, seems fairly easy to control and once I get the feel of her, I think we are going to get along very well.
Some wind buffetting at 55 (full windshield) but then again, we have a storm rolling in and the wind is blowing about 20 +. Not the best of conditions for my first ride in years, but I just could'nt sit and look at her in the garage anymore.
I did notice a periodic miss at higher RPM's and the front brake is a bit grabby almost like a rotor is out of whack...the shoes look good. Rear brake is smooth as silk.
She does have the common intermit backfire on decel but I'm not sure I can do anything with that without screwing up the California emissions junk. If I can't then I'll just wait a few months till I vacate Cali for Idaho and get er done there.
One thing I don't like much is the placement of the right foot peg. By the time I get my foot off the brake, there ain't much room left on the peg and my big ole' foot felt like it was gonna slip off a couple of times. If they make floorboards or better optional pegs for the vn, that will likely be my first add on.
All in all, "Sasha" (named the bike Sasha just to irritate the wife
) is a fine machine. Ride long and prosper.........Cassack