A huge sweetgum tree and vn750 don't mix - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
VN750 General Discussion

  • 1 Post By Thorn
  • 1 Post By OleDirtyDoc
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-12-2016, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 579
iTrader: (0)
A huge sweetgum tree and vn750 don't mix

We were part of the path of Hurricane Matthew last weekend. A huge sweetgum tree uprooted and fell crushing the bed of my truck and pinning it from moving. Crushing the front end of my 91 Chevy Caprice station wagon, my 89 z24 and my vn750.

The truck is out after cutting the tree for two days. The bike is free also. The bike lost its tact, headlight, taillight and ripped the seat in two places. Got way more things to work on like getting this tree out of my yard. Just wanted to vent where people would understand.

Grace and Peace to you!
mrseedsower is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-12-2016, 06:59 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,111
iTrader: (0)
Whatever you did to piss that tree off, it sure got its revenge.
Sorry everything got smashed up.
Kevinf likes this.

1992 US-nonCA * tuxedo mod * r/r relocated

Vulcan slang for newcomers
Service Manual Download
Wiring Diagram + annotations * still undergoing revisions, but still more useful than the generic one. Let me know if you find mistakes or think something additional should be added
Thorn is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-12-2016, 11:43 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Griswold,CT
Posts: 650
iTrader: (1)

Sorry for all the damage,glad no one got hurt in the storm. Hang in,I'd be venting too!!!
Paulywog is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-13-2016, 01:02 AM
OleDirtyDoc's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Norwich,NY
Posts: 15,932
iTrader: (0)
Send a message via Yahoo to OleDirtyDoc
I think the tree wants you to start customizing

Sent from my LGL34C using Tapatalk
Matthew Wellington likes this.

Support your local FREEBIRDS MC
1986/5 Vn700/750 Frankenfook cross eyed bitch "Mellisa Fayhe"

lowered with progessive 412 10" shocks
rejetted for K/N Pods part#rc 2340
sportster seat

'I didn't lose my mind.i gave it away

BRING BACK WOLFIE."Peace and Carrots"RIP
"And I'm free...as a bird"John Lennon Free as a Bird
"I only carry when I have my pants on"Joe Robinson RIP aka Old Dog
OleDirtyDoc is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-13-2016, 04:23 AM
Gaz73's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Dark Side of The Moon
Posts: 572
iTrader: (0)
That sucks, but as already said at least no one was hurt...

Man can not live by bread alone... he needs Duct tape & WD40
Gaz73 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-17-2016, 06:58 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: MI
Posts: 292
iTrader: (0)
ugh. sorry to hear that! insurance?

2002 vn750
AGM battery, Shinko 230 tires oversized front
Ear shaved - k&n pods, drilled clutch basket
40/138 jetting

If I can split a case and make it work - you can too!
Forum pictures:http://s150.photobucket.com/user/Gid...?sort=3&page=1
gidaeon is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-18-2016, 01:13 PM
2014 KLR 650!
Goofyfoot2001's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Tega Cay, SC
Posts: 3,359
iTrader: (1)
Here's what I'm gunna say, anything to rid the world of another sweet gum tree is good stuff in my book. If I step barefoot on another motherfklin sweetgum ball I am going to flip a lid. My mom was napping through the eye of Matthew. They weren't hit as hard as some friend a hundred miles inland just south of the north carolina border. They lost their home and three cars.

2014 Kawasaki KLR 650
Back to the Kawa World
Goofyfoot2001 is offline  
Sponsored Links


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome