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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-14-2008, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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Just joined the 25k club. The more I ride the Vulcan, the more I like it!



See you at 100k!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-15-2008, 02:06 AM
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Just joined the 25k club. The more I ride the Vulcan, the more I like it!



See you at 100k!

Very Nice EQ...but how do we know that you did not have 24,999 miles on the bike when you got it?








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mine is at 25,500, only 1500 mine but the bike has made it that far, still running good and still in really good shape. what is the life expectancy of a cared for vn. I know it varies but in general. american cars are good for about 150,000, foreign cars are good for about 250,000-300,000. just wondering what bikes are.

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Rick's stator and rr
Tuxedo stator cover mod
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dampers replaced
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custom "vn750.com" grill cover
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Those cars sure were different from the ones I have owned, or you have been fed too much BS...
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MicroTach +, Higher wider H-bars, GPS Mt., Mustach bar Hwy. pegs...
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My mazda 626 has almost 300K on it. It's definitely starting to show it's age, but it's still a reliable car (knocking on car).

I've had a couple other foreign cars with around 250K on them when I sold them still running well (My beloved mazda protege, which I wrecked, had 330K on it and still ran great).

I've owned 2 modern american vehicles, a Ford ranger (no problems - around 100K when I sold it) and a plymouth acclaim (last of chrystlers K cars) - 120K miles, went through 3 (used) automatic transmissions in a year. Mind you, that was when I was younger and heavier footed... but still... Also had another chrystler vehicle that was just a piece of crap so I won't go into details...

I've owned a bunch of cars, mostly foreign. I've had more problems (total) with american cars than foreign (pretty bad considering that I've had american cars for a total of MAYBE 2 years, vs foreign for 9...)

And as to the original question - it's not unheard of for the vulcans to make it past 100K...

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Ammo Can Saddlebags
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Bought Feb 2007 with 12K miles.
Hit the 24k mile July 2008

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I have only owned 2 foreign cars, bought a new 61 VW a piece of crap then a new 83 Toyota Supra another piece of crap, so I guess its different strokes for different folks, but at my age I'll never buy another foreign car anyway...
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MicroTach +, Higher wider H-bars, GPS Mt., Mustach bar Hwy. pegs...
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Very Nice EQ...but how do we know that you did not have 24,999 miles on the bike when you got it?

KM
Oh Puh-Leeze... it was 24,998, get it right

Lol bought it new, just put another 186 on it today, all twisty

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51.7K on my Vulcan, 202K on the Ranger; both goin' strong. I've put well over a 100K on every vehicle I've ever owned, and over 200K on several; only one was foreign, a Datsun 200SX.

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51.7K on my Vulcan, 202K on the Ranger; both goin' strong. I've put well over a 100K on every vehicle I've ever owned, and over 200K on several; only one was foreign, a Datsun 200SX.

Jim
Thanks J.D. that gives me hope as I have 25 on my vn and 120 on my 2000 ranger, hopefully both will give me many more miles.

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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