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BUMP. Just bringing this back to the front for new members to see.

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BUMP. Just bringing this back to the front for new members to see.
My thanx to OlHoss and all who contributed to this thread.

This is an excellent thread. I'm in the process of acquiring my 'new' 1994 VN750 (I hope to have it tomorrow!) and found this thread very helpful.

As already suggested, it's probably a good idea to create a new 'sticky' thread in the New Members area.

There's a LOT of information on this fourm. For some newbies its like taking a sip out of a fire hose . . . What to do first????

My thanx to all!

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I believe any time you get a new used vehicle you should change all the fluids #1 Then you have a starting point.


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BUMP. Bringing this back to the front again for new members.

Thanks for the kind words FlaRider. I`m glad you found the info here helpful.

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1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
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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


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Like several have said the list would be different depending on whether it would be specific to the VN750 or all bikes in general.

My #1 would be the same on any used bike, change all the fluids and filters.
2 would be to inspect every inch of the bike, making sure all nuts and bolts are tight, no cracks or splits in tires, no leaks etc.
3 On any shaftie bike, check the lube on the drive shaft splines.
The rest, not in any particular order would be to check all the electrical connections, clean and dielectric grease them; get an MF battery, download the shop manual, and start reading as much as you can, here, in the Verses, get a Clymers manual, read that, and most importantly ask questions here.

Sometimes some of us take a jab at a newbie who asks a "newbie" question, but over all, I think most of us are patient and understanding with all the new folks. Heck, we all started somewhere. I doubt anyone here would consider themselves an expert on this bike, although there are several folks here who really know their stuff about this bike, but the forum as a whole is the expert. You can find out anything you want to know about this bike by asking here. Someone has been there--done that already.

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I think that`s a pretty good summary fergy. thanks.

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Purchased May 16, 2008
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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


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i cant think of any different on here but i would suggest that #1 should be take the msf basic riders course before you consider buying a new bike.... unless you have taken it already then do all the stuff you want to and take the advanced riders course so you can get used to your bike.. other than that ride it till your break it so you can fix it and ride it again!!!!

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In an effort to be totaly useless here, as I think we covered the top 15 or 16 things more than once, I give you the.. " TOP TEN things you would suggest a new owner do to his new ride"

10. Wash and wax the thing until your hands bleed.

9. Go to every motorcycle forum you can find and ask "What Oil should I use", then use Rottela T no matter what they all say...

8. Fill your tires with Halon. This works just as well as nitrogen, but if you bike catches fire you can slash a tire and put it out.

7. Never let the gas tank get below 1/2 way...

6. Give it a real cool name.... Like " Zargon"

5. Engrave your phone number on every part of the bike, so if it is stolen, the thief can call you and thank you.

4. Practice jumping on the bike from the rear like cowboys do on horses....

3. Tell every one that engine is actualy 2 times the real CC figure...750? no it is a 1500..and it is a Hemi....

2. Go right up to the bike and shove it over..real hard ...this will end your nervousness about dropping it later.

And the number one "thing you would suggest a new owner do to his new ride"
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1, Make sweet sweet love to it.


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This will be a great sticky thread for new owners and potential new owners. I would have like to seen some of this when I was doing research for the 750 before I broke down and sold my baby ninja. The spline thing especially. Cuz I wouldn't have rode all last year without doing it. Now Im hoping i dont have to replace the spline. cuz that just means less quality time with "Zargon".
I wish i had my first bikes tires filled with Halon, cuz that one burned to the ground the first week I had it. ooohhhh. that gives me a tip for the list
#11 replace all the fuel lines with new hosing. Its cheap and easy. cuz let me tell ya these bikes get warm, but that was a little too warm. (check my pic out at ninja250.org user name Jace Bror or http://tinyurl.com/cfqcyq

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In an effort to be totaly useless here, as I think we covered the top 15 or 16 things more than once, I give you the.. " TOP TEN things you would suggest a new owner do to his new ride"

10. Wash and wax the thing until your hands bleed.

9. Go to every motorcycle forum you can find and ask "What Oil should I use", then use Rottela T no matter what they all say...

8. Fill your tires with Halon. This works just as well as nitrogen, but if you bike catches fire you can slash a tire and put it out.

7. Never let the gas tank get below 1/2 way...

6. Give it a real cool name.... Like " Zargon"

5. Engrave your phone number on every part of the bike, so if it is stolen, the thief can call you and thank you.

4. Practice jumping on the bike from the rear like cowboys do on horses....

3. Tell every one that engine is actualy 2 times the real CC figure...750? no it is a 1500..and it is a Hemi....

2. Go right up to the bike and shove it over..real hard ...this will end your nervousness about dropping it later.

And the number one "thing you would suggest a new owner do to his new ride"
is...








1, Make sweet sweet love to it.


KM
Man, that cracked me up!

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Rusty Tank Cleaning!
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