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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
1100 or 11,000? If 1100, it's a brand new bike, go for it. If 11,000, it may already have some spline damage because Kawasaki did not lube the splines at the factory. Replacing the stator is a lot of work, but not difficult, just time consuming. With the exception of removing and reinstalling the carbs, the Vulcan 750 is no more difficult to work on than any other bike till you get deep inside the engine. And I have found a couple of tricks that make removing and installing the carbs a lot easier than it was the first time I did it.
If the tires are good (good tread and no cracks) I would probably go ahead and wear them out. But I don't recommend that. I ride mostly straight up on interstates. As tires age, they harden (which can actually make them last even longer) but they don't have the traction of a newer tire, you can lose traction on slippery surfaces or from leaning the bike over a bit to far.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike