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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-05-2014, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Parting out a low mileage VN750 now

I have decided to part out my '88 VN750 as I have 3 of these bikes. Just under 16k miles, second owner, bought in '91, properly maintained and always parked inside. It's just not getting ridden these days. Text is best, my number is on the Youtube video. Paypal/USPS money orders accepted. Video link below!

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I feel kind of sad after watching the video. So far, it looks like no one wants to be the lion that rips off the first chunk of flesh. I think most of us would want it to find a new home, in one piece.
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I'd consider buying the engine whole for the right price.

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Yeah, I think you could just sell the bike whole if it's running and only 16k miles. Save ya the hassle of packing and shipping and undoing.

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I feel kind of sad after watching the video. So far, it looks like no one wants to be the lion that rips off the first chunk of flesh. I think most of us would want it to find a new home, in one piece.
I was laid off my 16+ year job as an electrical foreman 6 years ago, with kids to feed. I parted a few of my dirt bikes out, to get thru the winter. One thing led to another, and now run a full time bike salvage business.

Sorry... I don't have "normal" sentimental feelings about bikes anymore. Well... maybe a little bit... all the tins and farkels are going on a 5k mile 2005 VN750 platform that is mint. In a sense my old bike will live on, at least in appearance.

Since I bought a VN1500 Nomad F.I. bagger, the old 750's just don't get used much. I still love the bikes, but it's kinda like going from a Ford Escort to a Lincoln Navigator ; ) the 1500 is a pretty incredible bike. I will probably leave the wind screen off, or get a smaller one, and use the '05 750 for around town, as the 1500 is admittedly quite a heavy beast at around 800 pounds.

Some people hate on me for tearing apart running bikes, but think about the good... I sell a LOT of obsolete parts, taking one bike out of the herd will keep 100 others alive! And for all the regular guys on a tight budget, it's either "used parts" or "no parts" in many cases.

In any case, I have started a successful small business with a tiny initial investment, and managed to keep my family's needs met, in these difficult economic times. So I don't feel much guilt about what I do. Just sayin'!

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I'd consider buying the engine whole for the right price.
Text me or PM me, text is best

The cam chain tensioners should be checked, seem to be getting a little bit noisy in the last 1000 miles

Have always used good oil and maintained the bike properly too

I would sell my wife and kids if the price was right (just kidding)

I would prefer to sell the engine whole, it will probably be out tonight

Reasonable shipping is readily available via Fastenal 3PL Services!

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2003 VN1500 Nomad FI Bagger

2004 KLX400SR Dual Sport light adv bike

1969 CB750 K0 sand cast #1767

couple of nice GL650 Silver Wing Interstates, one with hack

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Yeah, I think you could just sell the bike whole if it's running and only 16k miles. Save ya the hassle of packing and shipping and undoing.
Packing/shipping/undoing is what I do! Haha

As of 17 December 2014:

All electricals are removed and for sale

Cooling system ready

Stock exhaust system, either components or complete

Carbs will be off soon, very clean and RTR

Lots of small trim pieces etc

Seat is mint and taken from an '02 model

All parts are in excellent shape, bike was always stored inside!

If not sold, parts will be put on fee-bay... prices are better here since no fee's are added to prices

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2003 VN1500 Nomad FI Bagger

2004 KLX400SR Dual Sport light adv bike

1969 CB750 K0 sand cast #1767

couple of nice GL650 Silver Wing Interstates, one with hack

2 and 4 stroke dirt bikes

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I may need a new rotor and the whole left side cover that houses the damn Stator... How much for the cover and sator?

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I may need a new rotor and the whole left side cover that houses the damn Stator... How much for the cover and sator?
Give me a chance to sell the whole motor first, thanks!

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2003 VN1500 Nomad FI Bagger

2004 KLX400SR Dual Sport light adv bike

1969 CB750 K0 sand cast #1767

couple of nice GL650 Silver Wing Interstates, one with hack

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