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Question Spoked wheels

Im looking for spoked wheel for my 1986 VN750 and have been coming up empty handed. I was wondering if there is any aftermarket set out there on the market or can is the another shaft driven motorcycle thats spoked wheel will fit ours? Just wondering but i think im SOL.
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That's an interesting question that I don't believe I've heard here or on the yahoo forum before. Most of us feel like it is a benefit to have the non spoked wheels and tubeless tires. Since every 700 and 750 Vulcan have always had mags, I doubt you will find spokes for them.

Why are you interested in spokes?

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The VN500 & VN800 have spoked wheels, but they're both chain drive
Can't say I've ever seen a 750 w/ spokes.
I did find THIS custom one, with rear disc brakes while looking for a pic of one though. (none in Y!'s 1900+ photos of 750's)


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Im looking for spoked wheel for my 1986 VN750 and have been coming up empty handed. I was wondering if there is any aftermarket set out there on the market or can is the another shaft driven motorcycle thats spoked wheel will fit ours? Just wondering but i think im SOL.
There is a reason that I like the VN750 and my Nomad. There is a reason why I never liked the VN800, VN1500D/E Classic. That reason is spokes... It is hard enough to clean the mags. Cleaning spokes is a plain nightmare... Plus, with spokes, you have to then go with tubes. The rims get out of alignment much easer and they are just a plain pain in the ass.

I doubt that you will ever find spoked rims for the VN750. It would compare to taking a human and knocking them down to a chimp. It just would not make sense...


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hyperbuzzin, do you know the owner of that bike or pic? i wanna know what he did to convert from driveshaft. i would love to have a kevlar belt drive when i am done with mine in 5+ years...

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Hmm, I don't have a clue.
The site it came from seems to be in Rio de Janeiro, and the pic's url says 2005, but I don't know if that might be the year of the bike ???
I can't tell that it's belt or shaft drive ?
I couldn't find the pic on the site, but I did find THIS other custom Vulcan.
If I do find any other info, I'll be sure to post it.


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the web address says concourso... doesn't that mean it is a concourse and not a vulcan ?
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I believe that's the name of the event: "Concurso De Motos Customizadas 2005 (or 2006)"
I tried an online translators to translate the website and it says the bikes in the event aren't custom as far as using aftermarket bolt on stuff, but 'completly custom built' with, for the most part, only the engines being original.


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so that one uses a vn750 engine? I couldn't see the final drive... was it a shaft drive, belt or chain - do you know?

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Nope, I don't know.
You do mean the all black one, right?
It definatly has different wheels, so it could be a custom built belt or chain drive.


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