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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Northern KY
2004 VN750 sale (gauging interest/advice)
I'm thinking about getting rid of my 2004 VN750 sometime this spring.
Unfortunately, life has changed quite dramatically since I stared riding in 2009. Since then, we've had two kids, one premature and the other with failure to thrive feeding issues. Both are happy and healthy now, thank the Lord, but obviously life has gotten a bit too busy for a bike in my life right now.
I know that you people here have been some of the friendliest I've found when I first got started, and I wanted to give first crack to anyone here that might be interested. I can post some pics, but it's a pretty standard setup (see my avatar). Nothing special was done to it before I got it and I just changed the oil and rode it.
Here's the bad part. I last rode the bike in the fall of 2009 and my son was born early 2010. It ran like a dream when I put it up in the garage, but I did not do anything special to "winterize" it, just parked it in the garage and then life happened. I have kept it on a battery tender all this time, but I've only tried to start it once a coupe of years ago for fear of damaging something because it had sat. It only has 9k miles on it, so I don't want to do any permanent damage to it, but I just don't have the time nor the skills to properly bring it up to speed.
A) Is anyone in or close to the greater Cincinnati area that is looking to acquire my ride or B) does anyone have some simple suggestions on how to at least do some minor maintenance so that I can start it up for a potential buyer with confidence? I would've loved to have used my time with this bike to greatly expand my mechanical inclination, but alas, that was not to be.
Apologies for the meandering post. It has really been a heart wrenching decision to get rid of this bike. I have loved owning it, but I am not at a place in life where I can properly take care of it or enjoy it. And I'd like someone else to have that blessing.
2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 "Serenity"
Changed Oil/Filter and Coolant
Installed Big Crank ETX15L Battery w/charger hookups
Duct-taped retention safety for toolbox door
New OEM clutch lever replaced after first tipover
Plan on: changing brake fluid, coastering, lubing splines, relocating R/R, new saddlebags, highway pegs, windshield.
Scratch that...make that getting her ready for sale. Nope, scratch THAT! I'm keeping her!