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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-22-2010, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Starter Rebuild kit with link

I used this kit to rebuild my starter to get full power back. Fast shipping, all parts fit perfectly - recommended seller, easy to do. Just remember to drain your oil first!

Here's the funny part: local stealership said no rebuild kit is available for the vn750!

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-23-2010, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Got it back together, filled oil with Rotella T, and the bike started right up. Let it run up to full temp, shut it down for 5 minutes - like I was at a gas station - and tried to start with a hot engine. IT FIRED RIGHT UP! I'm guessing my hot start problem may be somewhat eliminated.

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Back Rest-Igloo 6 pak cooler
WalMart Saddle Bags
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Dry Splines Lubed
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Almost ordered one as a spare but not sure if it works for the 2005.

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Here's the funny part: local stealership said no rebuild kit is available for the vn750!

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HAHA, gotta love how SMART the stealerships are!! Or how clever they think they are, cuz i bet he told you there was no rebuild kit because he was hoping to sell you a NEW starter and hoping he could get to install it.
I think the dealerships, aka stealerships, are getting desperate in this economy. I mean the whole recession has caused people to want to save money, order stuff cheaper online and then do the work themselves to save more, rather than getting as-sraped by the dealerships.
I mean really, the average hourly shop rate is like $55, some areas its $45, some its like $65 or more. And do you believe for one second that they pay their shop mechanics that much??
So lets say its $55 an hour, the mechanic doing it is probably making like maybe, if he's lucky $14 an hour, so in that case the stealership is making $41 bucks profit!!
That's ridiculous! So no wonder people wanna buy online and save money and then do the work themselves!

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the local motorcycle dealership here is 65 per HALF-hour (thats right kiddies i said half). I stopped going when I was having a tire put on and the service manager came out and told me i would need new brakes soon (which I knew already) he told me it would be 35$ and a half hour labor. thought the 65 per unit (thats right the sign says unit) was an hour. So i was thinking 70 for brakes was high but sometimes I am lazy I said go ahead. When they brought me the bill for 70 in parts 130 in labor plus 40 to mount and balance a front tire. I $h!t a brick he explained it was a half hour and 35 per caliper and their labor was 65 per half hour.I haven't been back to that dealership since. on a subsequent note the auto shop i work at charges 115$ per hour I out of the 115 they charge i get 30.


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Lets see. The shop charges $115 an hour, the mechanic gets $30. Sounds reasonable. The shop is only making 2.8% profit off the deal ($85 divided by $30 = 2.8).

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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The kit was simple to rebuild and came with all new parts to the starter including the seals and bushings. The starter works great! and doesn't zap all the amps from the ignition system.

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GL1100 front fender
OEM engine guard
OEM high back rest
'V-Twin' HWY pegs
Black 750 Spectre handlebars
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Maier bug shield (JCW)
Bar Ends anti-vibe (JCW)
Emgo air filters
Tank bag-Eclipse
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Back Rest-Igloo 6 pak cooler
WalMart Saddle Bags
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Dry Splines Lubed
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Pickup coil mod to .45mm
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Almost ordered one as a spare but not sure if it works for the 2005.
Works for all years of vn750.

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GL1100 front fender
OEM engine guard
OEM high back rest
'V-Twin' HWY pegs
Black 750 Spectre handlebars
SunPro Volt Meter (Amazon)
Maier bug shield (JCW)
Bar Ends anti-vibe (JCW)
Emgo air filters
Tank bag-Eclipse
Tail bag-FroZone Cooler
Back Rest-Igloo 6 pak cooler
WalMart Saddle Bags
R/R Relocate
Dry Splines Lubed
AGM DieHard-Sears
Gutted Goat
Sporster XL Mufflers
LED's-stop,tail,turn,marker
Pickup coil mod to .45mm
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thanks for the verification 650. I just ordered one...i think theres 10 left. I always like to keep a back up rebuild kit ...i wonder how many of these starters actually go bad.

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"To strive, to seek, to find, not to yield."
05 Vulcan 750 26,050miles *Traded in*
Ventura guards
MadStadt mount
Givi windshield/Heated grips
Backoff
Riderbeads
Givi 52 topcase
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OEM centerstand
Headlight modulator
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-24-2010, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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This is my main theory why we have hot start problems. Our starters are weak and draw too many amps away from the coils. I think I'll order a back up too.

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GL1100 front fender
OEM engine guard
OEM high back rest
'V-Twin' HWY pegs
Black 750 Spectre handlebars
SunPro Volt Meter (Amazon)
Maier bug shield (JCW)
Bar Ends anti-vibe (JCW)
Emgo air filters
Tank bag-Eclipse
Tail bag-FroZone Cooler
Back Rest-Igloo 6 pak cooler
WalMart Saddle Bags
R/R Relocate
Dry Splines Lubed
AGM DieHard-Sears
Gutted Goat
Sporster XL Mufflers
LED's-stop,tail,turn,marker
Pickup coil mod to .45mm
Silverstar headlight
Rotella T6
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