I'm quite excited about getting a VN750, and somewhat less thrilled about the fact that I picked up a 1994 vintage bike with 22,716 miles on it two weeks ago. (I've put on about 150 miles since.)
I got it for about $2,000, which was well under my budget of $3,500 and gave me lots of room for doing necessary maintenance and adding accessories. It came bone stock except for the Mustang studded leather saddle seat, which I love and have since discovered has been discontinued, so I don't regret it at all... yet.
I've replaced both tires, put in an AGV maintenance-free battery, and am waiting to get the Iridium spark plug in the mail to swap in. On the other hand, the exhaust bolts were rusted on to the frame so completely that they snapped off when getting the engine guard installed -- fortunately I had brought it in to the dealer for that job, otherwise I'd have had to hitch it to them as I can't ride without an exhaust attached
. I think that's gonna be expensive, they were going at the snapped off bolt with a blowtorch and whatnot to get it out.
I got a VN750 manual for the 2004 year model off of eBay on the assumption that it's pretty much the same info, and the maintenance schedule doesn't extend to 22,000+ miles. I had the fluids checked/changed, oil and coolant and all that, but what about the splines?
I have no idea when they were last lubed. I looked at the Verses entry on spline maintenance
, but I still don't know how often it should be done, or how to check their status without removing the rear wheel.