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View Poll Results: Do you spend more time riding your VN750 or fixing it?
Riding it! 37 80.43%
Fixing it! 8 17.39%
No VN750 here... 1 2.17%
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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-26-2008, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Do you spend more time riding your Vulcan or fixing it?

That's right... we often hear about the Vulcan 750 that's down while undergoing upgrades or never-ending fixes. We rarely see the obvious posts saying "hey my bike runs today". So which is it for you right now?

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-27-2008, 08:29 AM
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i spend 50% of mytime fixing my VN750 and the other 50% of the time riding it. I voted Ride, becasue 85% of the stuff I do to my bike is mods and upgrades. My seats should be done this week end.
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This season.... way more time fixing. But then I have a real basket case. Bought it that way but looking forward to next season and it will be much more riding.
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So far the riding far outweighs the down time. But I commute to work with it, so I'm on it every day it isn't torrential downpours.
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Many troubles right after I bought it, but things seem to be squared away, so now I spend more time riding than fixing.

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well more time fixing mine but it is geting the po had it a mess
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The only time mine was down for any length of time was when the stator went.
I thought I'd have time to do the work, but ended up not. Had the shop do it. Was expecting a nearly $1,000 bill. Ended up costing $380.00 for the labor and about $175.00 for parts I bought online.


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Riding my primary, the '95 (Therapy). Working on the '87 (restoration). Waiting on the other '95 (basket case; custom project). Waiting on the BUBF (basket case; custom project).

Then there's the 3 non-Vulcans...

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Riding my primary, the '95 (Therapy). Working on the '87 (restoration). Waiting on the other '95 (basket case; custom project). Waiting on the BUBF (basket case; custom project).

Then there's the 3 non-Vulcans...

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Either you have nothing more pressing in your life, or you're just a glutton for punishment. Of course, there's always the obvious - you just like bikes!

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I actualy spend more time sitting in my hot tub smoking a good cigar and drinking a nice single malt scotch...

When I had my bike I spent 99% of the time with it on the road, not working on it.
So far, other than changing the oil, I spend all the time riding...with a bit of time devoted to spiffing up/cleaning the bike.

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