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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-21-2015, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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I have an opportunity to buy a 90's Vulcan 750 for $400. It has about 8,000 miles and it has sat for the past seven years. I already know that the carb will need to be cleaned and oil will need to be chaged, but what else am I looking at for expenses? Is it worth it to buy? I was told that it did rum before it sat.
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How about ya head on over to the newbie section and give us an introduction?read the Vulcan verses.check your splines, see if your acct's make any noise,fluids,tires,etc.etc.and yes,$400 bucks is worth it.got any pics

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$400? Hell I'd buy it for spare parts lol

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You might consider bringing a battery to see if it will turn over.

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You'll be lucky if it turns over without cleaning the carbs 1st. Look inside the gas tank and see if it's rusty. That would be a good place to start. But either way $400 is a good deal. If you don't want it let us know where it's at.

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Yep, fuel sitting in the carbs all those years are always a problem.

Was the bike kept inside? Ones left outside usually have problems with the turnsignal rubber rotting, frozen cables and of course, rust.

If the inside of the tank looks rusty, I'd clean it out before tryin to start the bike (obviously you want to empty the tank and fill with fresh fuel anyway)

And you might need to trash the tires before taking a ride on it.....

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The bike was kept covered outside under a small roof, but surprisingly there's no rubber rotting anywhere really. Only some surface rust on the mirrors and rotors. It's a 96 so are there any common problems for this year?
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How about ya head on over to the newbie section and give us an introduction?read the Vulcan verses.check your splines, see if your acct's make any noise,fluids,tires,etc.etc.and yes,$400 bucks is worth it.got any pics
Stop berating people to make intro posts; this place is becoming stuffier than the royal palace.

There's a lot to consider for a bike that's sat for 7 years. In addition to carbs, the petcock (fuel valve) and gas tank may be in bad shape. Check inside the tank for lots of rust, and expect to rebuild the petcock. Most rubber items (fuel, vacuum lines, tires) may need to be replaced. All fluids of course, and then you'd do the basic VN750 checks (grease the drive shaft spines with moly grease, electrical checks on the stator and rectifier, etc).

In the end for $400, it's still probably a deal if you have some mechanical know how.

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The bike was kept covered outside under a small roof, but surprisingly there's no rubber rotting anywhere really. Only some surface rust on the mirrors and rotors. It's a 96 so are there any common problems for this year?
All model years are essentially the same. No issues with any particular year.

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