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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
First of all, any idea what the symptoms of the electrical issue were? Did the bike run? Was it a charging system problem? If the stator is bad the engine has to be pulled out to replace it. The Vulcan 750 has a very simple electrical system, the one exception being the igniter box. However, it is not known to fail often. If the bike looks good, and you can get it for $500, with a title, it's hard to go wrong, assuming you like working on things, and are not counting the cost of you own labor. If worse comes to worse, you should be able to recover the cost just from selling parts. The main thing to be careful about is dumping a bunch of money into it without knowing for sure what you are doing. Do as much as you can to make sure the engine and final drive are mechanically sound before spending a lot of money to repair electrical things.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
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1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike