Refreshing a used VN
Hey everybody, just wanted to post saying thanks for all the information and post about what I've done so far to bring my bike up to speed 100% and how it's fairing based on the work I've done.
'05 bought with 12900 mi on it, now I've got an additional 800+ miles of my own on it and LOVE this motorcycle!
-various fuel treatments
-b12 in the bowls
-plugs & wires
-new oil & filter
-flushed & bled front brakes
-new front brake pads
-cleaned rear brake
-spline lube (they were already lubed! lucky me)
-cheap coasterize (still getting some light popping, will check crush gaskets and upgrade to metal coasters sometime in the future, but the current level is bearable)
-rear diff oil
-cleaned and oiled the K&N filters (stock ears, K&N's came with the bike)
-added a windshield
-made a custom passenger backrest
All that's left to do on my list is replace the 6 year old tires come Christmas (I live in FL so I can ride in the winter)
I'm especially glad that I was informed on the coasterizing procedure and the spline lube. Even though neither item ended up being completely necessary, I'm really glad that I won't have to fret them in the future, so thanks to you all!