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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-11-2014, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Contemplating another bike...not planning on parting with this one though espically after I knock out the Ear Shave next month! Just concerned about possible range issues with the increased fuel flow and the lack of stations on my normal routes in the mountains. The normal weekend ride is about 120 miles so I have some concerns after reading posts from others on fuel burn after the ear shave. In the meantime, I found an article from 1997 that I thought was interesting after reading several discussions from folks who are looking for a middleweight bike and discussed the Honda and Suzuki as alternatives to the VN 750.

http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/tho...-middleweights

The article has a some great information and merely confirms why we love our Vulcans. They are quick, handle well and for the most part are vibration-free. Certainly they have some MX quirks...stator, shaft drives, battery and carbs, but for the most part they deliver what the bike was designed to provide. Fun. Pure unadulterated fun!

1992 VN 750 / 18,100 miles
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Clear Alternatives LED brakelight
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..have a vulcan good day!
 
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Contemplating another bike...not planning on parting with this one though espically after I knock out the Ear Shave next month! Just concerned about possible range issues with the increased fuel flow and the lack of stations on my normal routes in the mountains. The normal weekend ride is about 120 miles so I have some concerns after reading posts from others on fuel burn after the ear shave. In the meantime, I found an article from 1997 that I thought was interesting after reading several discussions from folks who are looking for a middleweight bike and discussed the Honda and Suzuki as alternatives to the VN 750.

http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/tho...-middleweights

The article has a some great information and merely confirms why we love our Vulcans. They are quick, handle well and for the most part are vibration-free. Certainly they have some MX quirks...stator, shaft drives, battery and carbs, but for the most part they deliver what the bike was designed to provide. Fun. Pure unadulterated fun!
Mileage normally decrease's with re-jetting.....re-jetting not necessary performing Ear Shave with stock exhaust.
Throttle control increase's/decrease's fuel mileage.


'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!

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But alas, I have Vance and Hines Cruzers as well...

And we all know that the twisties in the hills will some twisting on the throttle! But I have a small gas can I can carry in the bag so that might make up for the twisting action!

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V and H Cruzers
Earshaved and sheared
110/90 and 170/80 Metzeler 880s
AGM Battery
TPE Stator
Clear Alternatives LED brakelight
Saddleman Explorer Seat
Kurakyn Levers
VN750.com Grill cover
SCP Coasters
Iridium plugs
MOSFET R/R
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But alas, I have Vance and Hines Cruzers as well...

And we all know that the twisties in the hills will some twisting on the throttle! But I have a small gas can I can carry in the bag so that might make up for the twisting action!
I also often carry a small a 1 gal gas can ! lol


'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
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Isn't that basicly the same article that was posted here 10 days ago?

https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=61409


Perhaps I'll merge them later...

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Just think how great the Vulcan 750 would be if Kawasaki had solved all it's little problems. It would have been easy for them, and they had 22 years to do it. They didn't even fix that joke of a tool box door. It's still a great bike, but it would have taken so little to make it perfect.

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