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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Hi folks! My name is Joey and I'm the proud new owner of a 1987 vn750. It's my first bike and I call her Rosie (ain't exactly pretty, ain't exactly small [points for getting reference lol]). The only real issue is that it needs a new front break master cylender. Will one from a 97 fit? Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 12:11 AM
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Hey Joey. Welcome and congrats on your Rosie (the stator puts out "AC", the rectifier makes it "DC" )

You can use a master cylinder from any year but the round reservoir (newer) has a different brake lever than the square reservoir


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Lol! Love a good AC/DC joke! Thanks a ton! This is a great forum and from what I can tell an awesome group of riders. I'm learning a ton and can't wait to have my bike fixed where I can learn safely. Have a great night!
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Exactley as stated above, all will fit on bars and hook up but have differnt lever.
Welcome to the group.

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Welcome Jsmoltz29!
Have fun here with all the "Vulcan Madness", we do

Vulcan #1 1993 - 28K
Vulcan #2 1999 - 26k
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Welcome to the forum.


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TOC upgrade on ACCT
Air/fuel mixture set to 2 1/2 out
rectifier relocated
splines lubed
decals removed
upgraded mirrors
Pic up coil mod done
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welcome! 87' bikes are the best lol

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2005 1600 nomad sold

1987 kawasaki vulcan 750 SOLD

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welcome! where ya from?

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 08:21 PM
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welcome to the group, the forum is slowing down a bit now as more of us are getting winterized but quite a few of us are here year round, come march and april its hard to keep up with all the posts here everyday and all thru the summer! update your profile in the user control panel with general location and such and remember, no such thing as a dumb question and all the answers are here!

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Rick's stator and rr
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Welcome to the Vulcan madness.

The rectangular master brake cylinders came on the bikes from the 1985 to 1990 models, and have a sort of "dog leg" shaped lever.

The models from 1991 and later have the round mc, and a flat lever.

But as mentioned by others, they are all interchangable as long as you have the right lever.


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Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

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