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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-26-2018, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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Hey members.....just purchased a 2000 750 w/7500 miles on it. Great condition or so I thought. Less than 300 miles after purchase and fluid/oil change it overheated. Trailered back to storage. Let sit over nite. Started next morning but didn't sound right. Different. Too mechanical not smooth and mellow as before. ISO a mechanic as I am not inclined and don't have the tools.
Needs to be near Key West.
Local repair shop (JK's is 6 weeks behind) doesn't want to do it. Next Closest shop is 4 hrs away. Dealers won't touch it as its over 10 years old. Anybody want to tackle this? Any ideas? Engine swap will also be considered. I just need it to be dependable transportation.
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How bad was the overheat? I'm up in Jacksonville, FL, not that that necessarily helps much but maybe a video of it running might help pinpoint what noise you're talking about? These bikes do have noisy noisy engines

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Here's a deal in Key West, buy the parts, get the bike free: https://www.vn750.com/forum/17-sell-s...-750-sale.html

Or maybe you two can get together and fix your bikes!
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It's such a shame that we're in the same state but still y'all are closer to Cuba than you are to me up in Jax. I'd love to help if I could get a hold of your bike, and the other guy in the keys.

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yea same here Uber. I live alot closer than you, and still farther than cuba is from the original poster.

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