Rear wheels interchangeable ?
I got a new back tire. Decided I would change it myself, since the shop charges $50 even if i take the wheel off. Took the wheel off and went to break the bead and omg. Could NOT break the bead, it is like the tire is glued to the rim. I ran over it with my truck, I have excellent tire irons, beat on them with a sledge, no luck. So I took a sawzall and cut the whole tire off on both sides about 2" from rim. Beat on the remaining tire with a hammer and chisel, no luck at all. It really is unbelievable. So I got out a propane torch and tried to heat the remaining tire off and pull it off with vise grips, no luck. So last night, I soaked the rim standing up in a tub of gasoline, got up this morning and beat on it with a hammer and chisel again, no luck. I don't get it, I have changed alot of dirt bike tires with NP.
Anyway, after reading that and thinking I am a newb, lol, my question is :
I guess I am going to have to buy a used wheel to put my new tire on it, what years interchange ? I have a '85 VN700A shaft drive. Thanks for any help you can give me.
Kawasaki introduced the 750 cc class Vulcan worldwide in 1985. Due to tariff restrictions in the United States on bikes over 700 cc imported from Japan, the initial US spec model was limited to 699 cc. The tariff was lifted in 1986 and the Vulcan went to 749cc.