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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-26-2014, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hey fellow riders, was going to replace spark plugs and battery. What do you think is the best brand for both? All input much appreciated! Thank you ahead of time
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Um, Look at the more recent posts here:
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=270&page=11

Most here like the NGK iridium plugs. There's bound to be a thread you can find that gives you the right model number if no one posts it for you.

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Well pick the plug with the smaller size. Otherwise you will be spending big bucks trying to find a plug wrench that will fit into the hole. very special type. I had to take the bike to the dealer to have them put the smaller plugs in, cost me plenty. Seems with the Vulcan you need many special tools to do routine maintenance, will cost you big bucks to do the work yourself. And with the inherent design flaws you will be repairing everything constantly. Get ready to be putting hundreds into a old bike twice a year just for maintenance. Most will be in the special tools, and aftermarket components that Kawasaki screwed up originally. My advice is to make sure it runs well and sell it. Buy a Yamaha Virago or Honda Shadow. Your into years of headaches, and hundreds of dollars with this design
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Guess I bought a Honda that looks like a Vulcan. I have yet to spend 'hundreds twice a year' on my bike and have had it 5 years and 18000 miles. Sounds like smltowner may have bought a bike that had been well abused in it's life time. Deepwell thin wall socket from chinamart worked well on my plugs. Possibly the wrong plugs had been put in? And yes the Iridium plugs wok really well for my bike, cured the extended spin starting problem.
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Yup thin walled 18mm socket.my "specialty"tools consist of a set of metric sockets and wrenches, a couple of pliers and vice grIps, a crescent wrench, metric Allen set,a few tire irons,a pipe, and a BFH.All of which I had before I bought the bike

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The stock Kawi toolkit has the plugwrench...my local dealer sells stock toolkits fer $5 a pop....thats what I use....



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Yup thin walled 18mm socket.my "specialty"tools consist of a set of metric sockets and wrenches, a couple of pliers and vice grIps, a crescent wrench, metric Allen set,a few tire irons,a pipe, and a BFH.All of which I had before I bought the bike

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Sears - Craftsman (K-Mart) has 18 mm Thin Wall hanging on the rack....$7.00 ? ?

EDIT: Maybe the socket cost me $8.00..... but all else is fact (at the K-mart I went to) !


'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!

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Now to start, you have insulted me with the innuendo that I don't know a junk bike, nor do I have the slightest idea about tools. I have BEEN RIDING FOR OVER 45 YEARS, have always done my own work. And for your information Sonny, the dealership here, only one for miles charges a minimum of $100. Just this week I have spent over $100 trying to find the right size circlip pliers, $200 in "specialty tools" So, before you go speaking out your a$$ Sonny, Know what your talking about
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Now to start, you have insulted me with the innuendo that I don't know a junk bike, nor do I have the slightest idea about tools. I have BEEN RIDING FOR OVER 45 YEARS, have always done my own work. And for your information Sonny, the dealership here, only one for miles charges a minimum of $100. Just this week I have spent over $100 trying to find the right size circlip pliers, $200 in "specialty tools" So, before you go speaking out your a$$ Sonny, Know what your talking about
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Sears - Craftsman (K-Mart) has 18 mm Thin Wall hanging on the rack....$7.00 ? ?

EDIT: Maybe the socket cost me $8.00..... but all else is fact (at the K-mart I went to) !
Did not intend to insult...only tryin' to be of assistance and helpful....Sorry.


'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
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