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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-06-2016, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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New life, old bike [needs love]

The 750 I bought last week has been sitting a few years so today I pulled the plugs splashed a little oil in to lube the rings dropped a battery in and turned her over.

I got 2 carbs with the bike neither of which were actually on the bike.

I need all new vacuum hoses, any ideas where to get them from she's an 86'.
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Auto parts store.

You may end up removing half or more of them anyways. Look into marbling / coastering.

1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
TOC MCCTs
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Tuxedo Mod
Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
V&H Cruzers
VN750.com Grill Cover
Meanstreak Seat
Emgo 23-92411 Handlebars
MOSFET FH012AA R/R


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Who sells the coasters and are they the same for all years
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Who sells the coasters and are they the same for all years
Search Ebay....you should find several available.
And yes, they are all the same 1985-2006.

'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
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Good deal thanks
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IF you want to save money instead of coasters or for temporary, you can remove all the emission hose/junk and just cap off the fittings off reed valves.
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Bike came with 2 sets of carbs. Both off the bike and is missing some of the hoses and the hoses that are there are in pretty rough shape. So I think the coasters and ear shave might actually save me some money.

The question is to jet or not to jet I've seen it both ways on here with stock exhaust.
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every bike is different. some (such as me) have been ok without a rejet, using stock exhaust.

others have needed rejet..

2005 VN750

Sold 11-27-17
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Yep. Get it running with stock jets first and check plugs after adjusting.

IMO the filters you choose could slightly impact need for a slight step up. I rejetted after lean plugs (was rich before ear shave) but with less of an increase less than most recommend on here.
I think going 15% up on fuel delivery for mains sounds extreme for stock exhaust but others say it worked. I went for 40/138 no shims (stock was 38, 132) which is 5% up on slow pilot and like 5% on main.

I am selling a complete rejet kit I didn't use in multiple sizes. Good luck getting her going. Can't imagine replacing carbs with stock intake - so easy when shaved.

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Ear shaved - k&n pods, drilled clutch basket
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If I can split a case and make it work - you can too!
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I'm not even sure if the carbs I have are original jets or not one carb is complete the other is missing needles.

I've got all the hoses out and ears off suppose I'll hack saw the air box to remove.

Anyone used the emgo pods instead of the k and n so much cheaper don't want to dump a boat load of money in it before she purrs.
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