ok, the things got moving really fast!
Trashlord looked up some local listings and found really nice 04 vstrom for me in his vincinity. spoke to the seller, it is very niceley priced, still available and the owner will take a deposit. so i will try to pull it off sooner that i thought! taking overnight train to somewhere in connecticut (plane in worst case) and riding back to chicago. ~920 miles sounds doable in one day but if it goes slower (on bike unfammiliar to me, road conditions, what not who knows... ) i just stay in some motel and take extra day.
so for this i'm officially putting mu vulcan for sale. would like to sell it before i set out on my way for this one. location - wheeling , illinois.
it is 92 with almost 19K miles (18 something for now, will be still riding to work). dark blue and gray. IMO compared to built in 21st century CCspinners bike ,it looks very very good - excellent cosmetic condition if you ask me. the toolbox cover is lost though, typical.
mechanically wise i don't think it has problems either, starts right away, starts right away after stop at gas station as well. it has a bit of coffie grinder till it warms up but i think it is typical for our bikes, i just take it easier on the clutch till it completley warmed up. it has a year old AGM westco battery, Jardine forward controls installed, like new 491 Elite II' tires (with about 3500 miles on them) very nice throwover saddle bags (good leather grease will be included) with velcro puches on the back side and one of those chrome coolant covers and Sylvania sylverstar light bulb (nice and bright now). i also have progressive springs for it still in the box - included. i have kuryakin wide-blade levers on order with chromeandleatherplus.com (i know not all peps around here like these guys, but it's just closest, easiest and fastest for me.) if i can't cancel my order and recieve them this week these - will be included as well. just swapped the final drive unit (for those who missed my post about the issue) so everything is fine and lubed in the notorious spline area - i can open and demonstrate everything up for extremely suspicious people, it will take 0.5 an hour of your time though.
obviously it is ready to ride - i'm still riding it.
It is SOLD, but: the pics can be viewed here: http://public.fotki.com/tankist/vulcan-750/
it was a beautiful bike
thanks for the attention.