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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-14-2011, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Is it worth it??

So i currently ride a zr750, but im looking to get into the cruiser scene. i have the chance to buy a 2000 vulcan 750 with 15000 miles on it and is spotless, no dents, rust, or other issues for a few hundred dollars. its spotless. but the transmission is shot. Would it be worth it to buy this, and fix it? or how much of a problem is this exactly?? any advice would be greatly appreciated. i am pretty well mechanically inclined, so i can do pretty much anything as far as installation. just let me know what yall think! Thanks ahead of time
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What do you mean by the transmission is shot? If it's a matter of the rear splines failing due to lack of lubrication, that can be fixed with about $150-300 of used parts (need to replace driveshaft coupler and final drive) from ebay. Common problem because folks don't know they must be lubed with high moly grease very 10,000 miles.

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Yeah, I'd be curious if it is actually the transmission. We don't hear of too many going south. The drive shaft is the typical culpret & an easy fix. Besides, for a few hundred bucks you could swap out the engine oppossed to a total dismantel to fix the transmission.
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so yes.. jump on it!
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The motor runs fine, but it wont shift out of 1st. They said that the 2-6 gears are stripped? but im not so sure. i mean i can get the bike for around 400, which i think is a pretty good deal even if i have to put a new motor on it. but i just wanted to know what yall think? should i just get it, and tear it apart and see what i find?
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If you don't want it. let us all know where it is. Someone will take it if it's close enough. (Even me).

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$400 is a steal, so buy it. Worse case you double your money by parting it out.

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Also, the Vulcans gears are 1 down and 4 up. There is no 6th gear.


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yeah i mean i dont have a clue about the vulcans, that is why i joined here and thought i would ask you guys. yall know better than i do. so if yall think its worth it, i will probably go for it. ill let you know what i find
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