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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-09-2011, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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Greetings one and all -
I am saddened to say, that I will be parting out my Vulcan. If somebody wants the whole kit and kaboodle - I will be happy to talk a really good deal. Otherwise - please tell me what parts you need - I have leather Saddle bags - and a brand new windshield too - Will probably have pics up this weekend. I DO NOT and WILL NOT sell the Upper timing chains and the Upper guides.


Just a little more about the bike.
It's an 87, 35k on the clock. The forks have just been rebuilt with new seals and oil. I have brand new front brake pads on both sides (less then 100 miles on them) All lights and turn signals work ( fuel gauge does not).
Windshield is a National Cycles Deflector screen ( N2590 ) obviously I have the mounting hardware too. The windshield is also brand new. I made the rookie error of putting the kickstand down on a down slope - got off the bike and boom - there went the old shield, so the new one has definitely less than 100 miles on it. Tires came with the bike - plenty of good tread and no sign of rubber degradation. The bike is pretty much stock. The right front chrome on the exhaust has taken a beating, exhaust is perfect though. Fuel tank has a ding on the right too ( these dings were previous owner )
I will have pictures posted hopefully tomorrow. ( 11/11/11)


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-09-2011, 08:57 PM
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what went wrong that makes you want to part it?

1986 vn 750 aka "Huck Farley"
42,000 miles
Rick's stator and rr
Tuxedo stator cover mod
pickup coil mod
dampers replaced
agm m/f battery
Harley sportster exhaust, degoated
Hid conversion
splines lubed
custom "vn750.com" grill cover
NGK Iridium spark plugs

acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-09-2011, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by wib714 View Post
what went wrong that makes you want to part it?
From the tone of the OP last sentence, it sounds like something is wrong with the upper cam timing chains and guides.


1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

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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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-09-2011, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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You may remember when I first posted about the ACCT's that the futhermucker that owned the bike before me decided to take a welding machine to?
Well - opening up and pricing out the parts, People on Ebay been sketchy about taking good photo's almost like the parts might not be in as great a shape as the description. And sadly - I am upside down on the bike - blue book has it at $1800. 2 weeks after I bought it - I had to cough up another $200 for a complete fork rebuild. And now with a potential $1000 in parts ( those damn guides are scary expensive to buy new) I feel that I need to cut my losses. Part it out, cause I am too honest to put it back together and sell it. And then buy a newer bike when Funds are available. It doesn't matter how much money I put into the bike - it will still only be worth what the blue book value says I can sell it for.

I guess I chalk it up to a learning experience -

Here's a pic of what said MF did to the acct


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Dont fret, honestly bikes are like boats or any other toy, its not really what a book says it is, its what someone will pay for it, the book can not take into account things like custom grips, custom paint , aftermarket parts, things like that, a book can not put a value on those things to a buyer, again its really concidered a toy and worth what your market area will pay, or the buyer looking for something you have is willing to pay.

I concider bike book value as a mere guide line for what its worth, the true worth is what others in my area are selling for.

Expample: I resently looked at a Honda 1100, had a book of $1900, he wanted $2500, it had no real WOW factor to it, nice bike, real clean, but not really anything on it that made me want it, so I passed, it sold 2 weeks later for asking price, someone liked what they saw that I did not.

So to say your bike will never be worth more that $1800 (book value) is not really true. Toys dont work the same way cars do.

Even car toys dont follow book value, take a rusted hull of a 49 ford, not worth much, take a restored 49 ford worth ALOT more, take a tricked 49 ford, worth more, take a total custom, beyound belief look show car 49 ford and DAMN the cost if it, now look up book on a 49 ford, one worth $200 the other $200,000, its still a 49 ford.

Bike 1: (Wifes Bike Now)
2005 VN750
Ear Shave / Coastered (142/42)
Fire & Steel Saddle Bag Supports
Fire & Steel Signal Relocators
Fire & Steel Luggage Rack
Fire & Steel Engine Guard
V&H Pipes
RR Relocated
Sissy Bar Extender
170 Rear Tire

Bike 2:
2008 Harley Davidson FLHX Street Glide
1584cc (96 CID)


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RakerBill has those parts for sale, and he's looking for offers.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 03:12 PM
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Interested in saddle bags and windshield information if you are still parting the whole thing out. Would need to see pictures and model numbers so I know what they really are along with your asking price. Add that to what we talked (PM) about earlier if possible.


and always remember, "Ride until you rot!"
**Really not sure if the Big "C" is back right now
but having to face the fact that this is a lifetime routine
going forward. Five operations done and it still continues.

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heres a link to the pics that I have taken today.
I will add more as requests come in.

The bags are heavy duty leather. There's a picture there of a 1 liter nalgene bottle in for a size comparison. I am thinking $100 + Shipping for the bags and mounting brackets.

The deflector screen as stated has less than 100 miles on it, I'd like to get $100 for that too - ( new is $120) +shipping

All prices are negotiable. So if you want something off the bike - make an offer

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I'm interested in the heat shield and light relay

1994 VN 750 purchased 10/2/11
Miles 35758
Coil pickup
R/R relocated
MF battery
Got my rear heat shield off EBay no more scorched pants!!!!!
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