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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-19-2015, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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I bid everyone a farewell....

I get frustrated easily, and my most recent trip to the mechanic was pretty much the last straw for me.

Sparing the details, I've just decided to trade in my Vulcan for a Honda VTX 1300, which has come pretty highly recommended. Part of this is out of the frustration of the bike's current issues, but it's also all the problems it COULD have that require the engine to be pulled. Apparently, Kawasaki decided to be unique with the Vulcans, which I'm sure to some extent is great, because they are so popular, but they can also be a nightmare for the same reasons.

But, the power and size of the Honda was also an alluring factor, as well.

Rather than just disappear from the forum, here, I just wanted to take a minute to say my digital goodbyes, because I ran into some good, helpful folks here, and I certainly appreciate all of you. Thanks for all the help, and never making me feel like the idiot I more than likely am when it comes to the workings of a motorcycle.

Good luck to everyone!

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Need to know the part number to a confirmed 18mm Deep Well socket bit to change your VN750's spark plugs?

Craftsman Part Number 50728
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Sorry to hear you had to let the bike go - but understand.

Doesn't mean you have to leave this forum however. Many members on this forum have long since said goodbye to their Vulcan 750s - but still hang around. So think about it.

Congrats on the new ride! Let us know how you like it.



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you're welcome.

you know, just because you have "moved on", this doesn't mean you need to say "Good-bye", there are many here that no longer own/ride VN750's. so you are also, welcome to stick around and tell us all about you new ride! (even if it is a Honda)

if it goes vroom or boom, I LIKE IT!
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Just cause ya be gettin one of them thar fancy schmancy Honda's don't mean ya need to stop coming here.just remember, ya meet the nicest people on a Honda

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The VTX 1300 is a nice bike. Enjoy your new ride.

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Well, I didn't realize that folks stick around even without the Vulcans! Hopefully, then, I can poke my schnoz in here from time to time!

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Need to know the part number to a confirmed 18mm Deep Well socket bit to change your VN750's spark plugs?

Craftsman Part Number 50728
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I'm now riding a Honda ST1300 but I still check in on VN750.com daily. Even though I've only met a couple of the guys on the forum, I still feel like I know a lot of these folks, especially the frequent posters.

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I'm now riding a Honda ST1300 but I still check in on VN750.com daily. Even though I've only met a couple of the guys on the forum, I still feel like I know a lot of these folks, especially the frequent posters.
hey, who you calling a "freaky poser"?!

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I'm now riding a Honda ST1300 but I still check in on VN750.com daily. Even though I've only met a couple of the guys on the forum, I still feel like I know a lot of these folks, especially the frequent posters.
I was gonna ask that question. Do any of you ever get together for a ride?

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Look at how long I been here...sold my Vulcan back in 2006 for a Yamaha FJR 1300.....sold that in 2012 for a Triumph Bonneville.
So feel free to stick around. I'm not the only one who rides something other than a Vulcan 700/750 here.

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