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post #101 of 109 (permalink) Old 03-13-2014, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Boys,

Yeah I make it on here every once and a while. Maybe more now that it's warming up.

There is a playlist.


I also have a crude cost spreadsheet, but it doesn't cover every item and you might need different parts than I did.
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^I'll add this the the original post.

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Hey Boys,

Yeah I make it on here every once and a while. Maybe more now that it's warming up.

There is a playlist.


I also have a crude cost spreadsheet, but it doesn't cover every item and you might need different parts than I did.
Rebuild Cost Spreadsheet
^I'll add this the the original post.
How ya been ? Get in many miles in last season ?
Any plan's/trip's for this season ? (Gotta keep the bearings rolling LOL)


'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!

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Hey Roach. I'm thinking of blowing chunks (of money) on a used 700 and building it up brand new. What do you think the cost will be? I see a few thousand maybe... It'd be nice to get some opinions on rough estimate of cost. I'm talking valves, valve assembly, Pistons, crank, cams, chains, Conn rods, bearings, everything.

That way, whenever my motor craps out I'll just plop the new guy in.

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Hey Roach. I'm thinking of blowing chunks (of money) on a used 700 and building it up brand new. What do you think the cost will be? I see a few thousand maybe... It'd be nice to get some opinions on rough estimate of cost. I'm talking valves, valve assembly, Pistons, crank, cams, chains, Conn rods, bearings, everything.

That way, whenever my motor craps out I'll just plop the new guy in.

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post #106 of 109 (permalink) Old 03-14-2014, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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I've been good.

I didn't ride as much as I would have liked to last summer, as I bought a house in June and that kept me pretty busy. I also had shoulder surgery in August so that cut the season short.

I did manage to drive to to and from work a bit.

I did a couple short trips with the girlfriend (1-2hr long). I think I might try and get her a bike this summer (Maybe do some more videos?).

I put a FuzeBlock fuse box on the bike for powering accessories. I also added heated grips and a windshield.

Unfortunately I went to take the windshield off in October and it cracked right in the middle at the bottom. It was a National Plexistar 2, and since it is an acrylic model National doesn't provide warranty. It was only 6 months old.

Another bummer is the bike seems to have leaked oil from the case somewhere this fall. I haven't had time to pinpoint the exact location, I'm just hoping it's not at the crankcase split face. If it is, I might just try running non synthetic. I really don't want to have to split that case again so soon.

I'm working on putting a basement suite in my house right now, so I probably won't make it out to the garage until that's finished.

Nadan, as far as the costs to do a complete rebuild I'm really not sure. I'd probably make an account on a site like BikeBandit.com and add all the parts you think you need to a cart and see how it adds up. But you won't really know what needs replacing until you open it up.

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Successfully rebuilt my engine with (a lot of) help from these videos.

Note to anyone (and this should be put somewhere important) timing the engine during rebuild:

The end of one video concludes with the completion of one cylinder's timing, and the next video begins the other side timing.

He doesn't explain how to turn the engine after rear timing....

Do not rotate the engine the small portion of the way. You must rotate the engine around three hundred something degrees.

I made the mistake of timing rear cylinder on compression, rotating engine forward a small bit, and timing front on compression. They both ended up being on the same stroke, and luckily I caught it before it went together.

You must rotate the engine so after timing the rear cylinder on compression, rotate engine until rear cylinder is on exhaust stroke, set front to top dead, and time for compression stroke.
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that's really so amazing i am working on the same project surely it will hep me .. thanks man for posting this
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I have been completing the same basic processs. Tear down and rebuild the engine on my 04 Vn 750 because I had to get the rear cylinder head re-machined due to a bad spark plug hole. I am almost done (?) but it seems that the engine runs a bit rough and there is an antifreeze leak apparently from the radiator just above the bottom of the fan and there is still an apparent oil leak possibly at the starter gaskets. I just replaced the oil pressure sensor /switch but there is still the oil leak and antifreeze leak. What is the best way to deal with the antifreeze leak? Also my clutch does not seem to be firm and I have been trying to adjust the clutch cable but not making much progress. Any suggestions?
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