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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-16-2016, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Latest updates to 750, part 2

I finally got everything ready and put back together for the Vulcan Riders Association West Coast Rally in San Diego.

Now the bike still isn't finished from what I'd like to see, but it's quite a ways there. I got the new horns in place with wiring to the relay, as well as the rear LED's and new tail light. Damn wiring takes a long time!

I'm still waiting for something on the engine to need service so I have a need to drop it, get it repaired with other serviceable items and get the engine painted. But the bike is 90% of the way there. The painter did a wonderful job on the ghost flames on the tank, front fender and fairing.

Next I will double powder coat the VN750.COM radiator cover with most in flat black, except the "V" will be gloss red. That will be another day. I'll get to it, but my bike was down 4 week waiting for the painting and I want to ride it for a while before the next change.

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Nice looking scoot jt.
I especially like the ghost flames on the tank, elegant, but understated.

What make and model are the horns you put on? The red highlights are eye catching.
I hope the volume is as attention getting to the ear as the color is to the eye.

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JT, you're bike looks fantastic, few things similar to what I've done/doing.

What shocks are you running ?

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They are Hella horns from Griots Garage: Hella Horns - Car Accessories - In Your Garage - Griot's Garage

They were fairly easy to install. It comes with a relay and I placed that under the right side cover where the radiator cap is using the reflector nut to hold it on underneath. The horns put out 118 dB, so that should get peoples attention!

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The rear shocks are from Progressive. I forgot the model, but I can get that for you if you need it. I got a spring compressor and took each one apart and powder coated the pieces, so that's why they are flat black.

The rear shocks are 1" lower. The front forks use Progressive springs and they are 1/2" lower. I covered the lower portion of the forks with gators and the part between the triple tree are aluminum pipe that have been powder coated, so all of the chrome bits are covered now.

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The rear shocks are from Progressive. I forgot the model, but I can get that for you if you need it. I got a spring compressor and took each one apart and powder coated the pieces, so that's why they are flat black.

The rear shocks are 1" lower. The front forks use Progressive springs and they are 1/2" lower. I covered the lower portion of the forks with gators and the part between the triple tree are aluminum pipe that have been powder coated, so all of the chrome bits are covered now.

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I've done the same thing with my forks, I got some aluminium tubing from eBay for the top half and the gaiters via Amazon... great minds think alike

I was looking at Progressive Shocks, could only get the Chrome version here in the UK and the dealer was looking 299 ($432) don't know if that's expensive to what you guys pay for them in the USA?

I've found ones by Hagon I like but again have chrome/stainless and I'm trying to keep everything satin... I'm going to have fun coating my V&H cruzers lol

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They are Hella horns from Griots Garage: Hella Horns - Car Accessories - In Your Garage - Griot's Garage

They were fairly easy to install. It comes with a relay and I placed that under the right side cover where the radiator cap is using the reflector nut to hold it on underneath. The horns put out 118 dB, so that should get peoples attention!

Cheers,
JT
I installed a pair of HI and LO tone Fiamm Freeway Blasters right up front like yours a couple of years ago.
https://www.amazon.ca/FIAMM-72112-Fr.../dp/B000DINKPQ

They are black and blend right in to my mostly stock bike. The original wiring would not supply enough juice to even make them squawk, but a 40 amp relay makes it sound like a big old Buick beside you.

Says it is supposed to be 130dB, but who knows how one manufacturers testing procedures compare with anothers.

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Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9127

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Damn sweet scoot.loving the ghost flames over the satin

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