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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-10-2009, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Chrome fenders for Vulcan?

Did the Vulcan ever come stock with Chrome fenders? There is this bike on ebay that has them, I just never saw one with them on before.
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I'm not sure if they came stock. I like the chrome fender look but it would look even better if the rear fender was chrome in my opinion.
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If you look close on the pics, it looks like the rear is chrome too.

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Yeah, the pictures show both chrome and the text says, "Professionally chromed front and rear fenders."
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It's chrome... I should wear my glasses more often.
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There were some with Factory chrome front fenders made for over seas.
I do believe that the front fender from a 400 will fit and they were chrome.
I have not tried just eye balled the fit.

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It`s a nice looking bike, but his "buy now" price of $4,875, seems a bit optimistic to me. He`s not even getting any bites at the minimum bid of $3,000, and the auction closes on Tuesday.

Did anyone else read through the ebay ad copy. He says it requires 91 octane gas minimum and the crankcase holds 6 quarts of oil. The spec sheet in the Clymer manual says 87[(R+M)/2 method] or 91 or higher octane. I read an article in Popular Mechanics Magazine a year or two ago, that explained what the (R+M)/2 method means, and that is what the numbers on the service station fuel pumps refer to.

There have been a few threads over the past 8 months that I have been frequenting this site, that make it clear that we only need to use 87 octane gas. IIRC The lighter , more volatile molecules found in the higher octane fuels, tend to evaporate if the bike is left standing for long periods, and the remaining fuel can leave deposits and gum up the fuel system and carbs worse than the cheaper 87 octane fuel does.

Why he states the crankcase holds 6 quarts of oil is a mystery to me. The crankcase has 4 liters molded into it by the filler opening, but many member here say it is full with a cup or two less than that. If you change the filter, it will take the 4 liters I believe.

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It`s a nice looking bike, but his "buy now" price of $4,875, seems a bit optimistic to me. He`s not even getting any bites at the minimum bid of $3,000, and the auction closes on Tuesday.
Especially with 52,200 miles!

Also, with having a lead acid battery, he surly has never been to this forum!!
It does look to be in nice condition, but those flame stickers don't look right on there!


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the way he described the bike he sounds like a technical writer for a motorcycle manufactuer.
i would hate to have him describe a turd lol

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He's an aircraft mechanic and lets the stealership do all maintenance and repairs? Doesn't add up!

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