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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-19-2016, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 05 VN 750 with which i would like to have several mods done to..It has the typical problems of hard to start, backfire, loss of power, POOG, etc..It has iridium plugs, AGM battery, relocated voltage rectifier..Had it to a Kawasaki shop and a BMW to have splines lubed , carbs cleaned and sinced but still have issues.. would like to find a reliable mechanic or shop that knows these bikes and willing to do the pick up coil mod, coasters & ear shave, and what ever it takes to make the bike right I'm located in southern Illinois and willing to travel to get it done .Thanks
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You can't make it right by modifying it. Clean stock, then clean modded. That's the ticket. They don't do this from the factory, it's a maintenance issue. Mine is stock at 40,000 miles aside of the goat and it runs like a top. Modify things before you fix them, it'll be harder to find the issue.
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I have a 05 VN 750 with which i would like to have several mods done to..It has the typical problems of hard to start, backfire, loss of power, POOG, etc..It has iridium plugs, AGM battery, relocated voltage rectifier..Had it to a Kawasaki shop and a BMW to have splines lubed , carbs cleaned and sinced but still have issues.. would like to find a reliable mechanic or shop that knows these bikes and willing to do the pick up coil mod, coasters & ear shave, and what ever it takes to make the bike right I'm located in southern Illinois and willing to travel to get it done .Thanks
You do realize that this bike probably ran great at one time before something or nothing happened to it. By that I mean either it was neglected and not maintained (nothing done to it) or someone tried to change it and messed things up (something done to it). When did the problems start and were there any changes just before that? You seem to be leaving out a load of information. Was the bike brand new when you got it or was it used with some problems. I can understand you taking it to a Kawasaki shop but why would you try a BMW shop unless you are trying to spend a lot of extra money for no reason. You stated that neither shop corrected the problem. What did they tell you if and when you told them there was still a problem? What did they tell you they did or attempted to do? I am not sure if a dealership would do any of the modifications you mention as it is not a normal recognized course of action for those facilities. There are a lot of questions here left unanswered so there are going to be a limited amount of answers coming your way in my opinion at this time. Good luck.
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If he's taking it to the dealership for something as simple as greasing the splines, he obviously doesn't have any interest in doing the work himself. What he's asking for is reasonable. He just just wants someone that knows what they are doing to go through everything. If I lived closer I'd do it. Nothing wrong with making a little side cash.
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Probably she,not he.most guys don't go by the screen name farmgurl
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Agree. She's asking for help. And willing to travel to get it. Anyone near by that can lend a hand? That's what we do here.
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I have ten thumbs. It's good for her that I'm too far away.

We all agree she's in a tight spot. How many members have said at one point or another, "I just want my baby back"? My guess is the bike hasn't ever been right while she's owned it. I wish her the best as I have no advice to help her on her way.

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If you look at the history for Farmgurl you will see that all these problem go back to 2013 and Farmgurl has asked multiple questions about repairing things but never bothered to do an introduction. Not sure how much of a priority this bike is for the OP. Three years of problems and only fifteen postings? I doubt too many of us would tolerate three years of problems on anything.
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If you look at the history for Farmgurl you will see that all these problem go back to 2013 and Farmgurl has asked multiple questions about repairing things but never bothered to do an introduction. Not sure how much of a priority this bike is for the OP. Three years of problems and only fifteen postings? I doubt too many of us would tolerate three years of problems on anything.
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If you look at the history for Farmgurl you will see that all these problem go back to 2013 and Farmgurl has asked multiple questions about repairing things but never bothered to do an introduction. Not sure how much of a priority this bike is for the OP. Three years of problems and only fifteen postings? I doubt too many of us would tolerate three years of problems on anything.
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