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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-26-2009, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Noob introduction and some questions

So I'm new here and just want to introduce myself. First of all, I'm from Orlando, FL and just turned 23 on January 24th. For my birthday my dad gave me his 2003 VN750 that he never rode. When I say never I almost literally mean it. The bike is an 03 and has 705 miles on it. Yes 705. He bought it in 05 with about 500 miles on it.

Now for a few questions. First, the bike has a minor oil leak. The leak is from when my dad dropped the bike in our driveway while it was running. It wasn't moving at the time and the only damage was a bent clutch lever which has since been replaced. The leak is small so should I not worry about it or is there something that can be done to stop it? By small, I mean that it will leak a few drops after I ride it for about 30 minutes. Second, the only upgrade I would like would be some new, louder pipes. Any good brands or online stores you guys can recommend? Thanks for the help.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-26-2009, 11:37 AM
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Welcome aboard Krussdog. And congrats on the new, and I would have to say with that mileage it is, bike.

Where is the leak at? My thinking with any type of leak is, they usually all start out small. I'd fix it for piece of mind, and also to keep the driveway clean.

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Thanks for the welcome. It seems to be leaking pretty high on the motor. I haven't really investigated it since I've only had it for 1 day so far. Once I take the time to look at it a little better I will probably be able to figure it out. I figured I'd pose the question to see if anyone else has had a similar issue when dropping their bike and see how they got it fixed. Fortunately, I have a close friend who is a motorcycle mechanic so worst comes to worst I take it to him to get it fixed. Thanks again.
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welcome! I'm almost jealous of your bike.. if you post some pics, we might be able to help you figure out the problem.
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Welcome to the group! If it is a very small leak it might go away after you put some miles on the engine. If not sell it and buy a new one, I'll give you $500.00 for it! lol


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Welcome. these guys are a great group when ya need any help. as far as pipes, I have Vance & Hines Cruzers and they are pretty good, and the baffles come out realy easy if you want it louder. They look realy good too.t

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I would'nt mess with the pipes, but the oil leak might be worth a look, but man, its a complete tear down, that would suck.
Hope it it is an easy fix.
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