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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-10-2014, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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It is alive!!!!

Its been nearly a year and a half since I tore it down, replaced the balance dampers as suggested by Lance 328 many moons ago. Did the Tuxedo stator cover mod (thanks Glen c for the plate). seems all good, fired on about the second third try, ran a little rough at first but smoothed out quick. took it for a buzz down the road and it felt great!!!!!
clutch seems to slip a little and it didnt before, not sure if I can adjust that at the final drive a little or at the handle bars, have a few looose cables to tighten up, adjust the rear brake light now I just need tags and insurance just in time for the snow probably!!! trying to upload a vid but photobucket doesnt seem to be cooperating!:

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Tuxedo stator cover mod
pickup coil mod
dampers replaced
agm m/f battery
Harley sportster exhaust, degoated
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splines lubed
custom "vn750.com" grill cover
NGK Iridium spark plugs


acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
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Nice job Wib!

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Good job man. There is a little adjustment for the clutch at the handlebars and the barrel adjuster by the foot peg.

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Good for you man......just in time to put it up for the winter!

Hey, I ride in cold. (No snow however)

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now that I work 12 miles from home I'll ride, when I worked here before I rode it in it was 20 degrees one morning, the afternoon it was like 35 40 but even 12 miles in 20 degrees I was fine except for my hands, thought about paintint a set of quad handguards to put on in the winter. it would help a lot

1986 vn 750 aka "Huck Farley"
42,000 miles
Rick's stator and rr
Tuxedo stator cover mod
pickup coil mod
dampers replaced
agm m/f battery
Harley sportster exhaust, degoated
Hid conversion
splines lubed
custom "vn750.com" grill cover
NGK Iridium spark plugs


acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
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Awesome!! Glad to hear she's back on the road!
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Make sure you have the clutch actuator arm lined up properly where the splined clutch shaft comes out of the engine. It has to go a certain way, or you will never get the clutch adjusted properly. Hopefully you did the stator cover mod with the cover off the bike.

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Make sure you have the clutch actuator arm lined up properly where the splined clutch shaft comes out of the engine. It has to go a certain way, or you will never get the clutch adjusted properly. Hopefully you did the stator cover mod with the cover off the bike.
I went ahead and parked it for the winter and still need to adjust the cluch, I did remove the engine while doing the mod and would suggest it to anyone because that is a lot of shavings and metal dust to grind those covers down! it all went back pretty smoothly, grinding down the outer cover ribs was the worst part I think to get it to lay flat so I only needed the rubber oring and no gasket sealer there

1986 vn 750 aka "Huck Farley"
42,000 miles
Rick's stator and rr
Tuxedo stator cover mod
pickup coil mod
dampers replaced
agm m/f battery
Harley sportster exhaust, degoated
Hid conversion
splines lubed
custom "vn750.com" grill cover
NGK Iridium spark plugs


acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
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What does it to, "park it for the winter"? Sounds horrible.

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