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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wayne, NJ
The 750 is a great bike. I would recommend that you take a look through the Vulcan Verses, there is a lot of great info there. From experience I would suggest that you check out the charging system. Do a quick test. Remove the seat and put a multimeter on the battery while the bike is running and make sure that the voltage increases as the RPM increases. With the RPM at 5K you should be seeing around 14.5 VDC. Operating range above 2K RPM should be between 13.5 ad 14.5 VDC. Problems with the charging system can be expensive, even if you do the work yourself, not to mention time consuming.
Also, take a look into the gas tank to make sure that there isn't rust evident. In addition, I would find out if the bike has been sitting for any length of time. If so you may need to clean the fuel system components. Another thought just occurred to me, make sure there is a maintenance free battery on the bike. If not see if you can get the owner to include one, or negotiate the price down accordingly. Finally, find out what if any modifications have been made, when, and by whom, and find out what maintenance has been done. I would ask specifically if the drive splines have been lubed.
These are just a few things off the top of my head. Please check the Verses though. As I said before, there really is a lot of great info there. I have an '89 and I love the bike! Good luck!
-Replaced/Fused Stator & Replaced/Relocated R/R (15K mi.)
-Stebel Nautilus Horn
-AutoMeter 2" VOM
-Refinished Gauge Rings and Mirrors(Flat Black)
-Refinished Swingarm/Lubed Pivots
-K&S Turn Signals Clear Cover/Amber Bulb
-Kenda Kruz 110/90-19 front 170/80-15 rear
-Clear Alternatives LED tail light
-Willie & Max Saddlebags and SissyBar Bag