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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
The Vulcan 750 has never been a popular bike for customizing. A long time ago I had a set of Vance&Hines Cruzers on my '02, but wound up going back to the stock system. I loved the sound around town, but most of my riding is on the highway, and the drone of those pipes quickly became tiring. I would keep the goats belly. It is there to help tune the exhaust. Without it you will lose power, and probably create a lean mixture. I had to rejet the carbs when I installed the V&H pipes, but the new jetting worked fine when I put the stock system back on. I'm sure it was jetted lean from the factory. The Emgo mufflers should work fine.
Hard to believe it has been that long since the Vulcan 750 was made. I bought a brand new one in 1993, wore it out, bought another new one in 2002, and wore it out. Close to 200,000 miles total. I replaced the 2002, which failed due to a broken rear cam chain at 108,000 miles, with a 2006 Sportster 1200. Wonderful bike but not really long distance highway friendly. I bought a used 1987 Vulcan 750 with 27,000 miles on it about a year ago, and just recently got it back on the road. Absolutely NOTHING else runs and rides like these bikes, especially for solo touring.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike