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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-27-2008, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Questions from a new owner of a VN750...

I just got my first motorcycle, a 1994 VN750.

It didn't come with a manual. Can I still get one? Or do "The Vulcan Verses" here serve as a superset of information? I suppose I'll get either the Clymer's or Hayne's book; any reco's on which is better or how they are different?

Also, it came with three keys. The previous owner could not specify what the third key was for. One is for the ignition, fuel cap, and helmet locks. The other is for the compartment behind the rear seat. And the third key is the same make, fits both locks and is stamped "Kawasaki", but does none of those things. Wuzzit4?
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Probably a previous bike, or an old one for your bike that has since been re-keyed. He might have just added it to the key ring during the sale, as he had it laying around and thought it belonged to the Vulcan. There are no other locks on the bike.
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OK, that makes sense.
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I just got my first motorcycle, a 1994 VN750.

It didn't come with a manual. Can I still get one? Or do "The Vulcan Verses" here serve as a superset of information? I suppose I'll get either the Clymer's or Hayne's book; any reco's on which is better or how they are different?

Also, it came with three keys. The previous owner could not specify what the third key was for. One is for the ignition, fuel cap, and helmet locks. The other is for the compartment behind the rear seat. And the third key is the same make, fits both locks and is stamped "Kawasaki", but does none of those things. Wuzzit4?

Some go with both, they are cheap books, and they cover th same things a bit differently, wirh different illustrations. It always good to have a different angle on things

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When I bought my bike new, it came with two keys. One for the chain lock that came with the bike (stored in the toolbox compartment behind the seat), and one for everything else. That second key worked the toolbox lock AND the ignition, etc.

Seems like the PO re-keyed the rear compartment, or likely the lock fell off and got lost. Our bikes have a rep for that happening. The Vulcan Verses recommend using silicone to secure the lock.

If you don't have the chain & lock in the toolbox, that's probably what the 3rd key was for.

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I personaly have 4 manuals. I have the Clymers, The Haines, The Download manual, and the Kaw Disc. Wich one do i use the most??? all of them the same amount.
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I personaly have 4 manuals. I have the Clymers, The Haines, The Download manual, and the Kaw Disc.
What are these last two? Assuming "the download manual" is downloadable, where from?
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HERE is the download manual...it takes quite a while to download...but well worth the time.

HERE is the Kawasaki Factory Repair Manual...from Ebay...Not sure if it si the same one I have or not...but still worth the look.

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HERE is the download manual...it takes quite a while to download...but well worth the time.
Holy moly. 2,395 pages?? I guess I won't be printing this sucker out!
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That downloadable manual includes a complete parts list, as well as the shop manual.

Best bet is to burn it to a disk, then print out pages as you need them.


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