Was super smart (sarcasm, obviously
) and bought a Vulcan with almost 44000 miles on it. I like the bike quite a lot, except the god awful stock seat which destroys my butt in about an hour of riding. I also think the performance is lacking when riding with a passenger, but I guess you can't expect the world from a 750. Fairly quick when I ride alone though
The engine though, has a decent amount of rattling, and I'm planning a long trip this summer with the bike. Having a passenger the entire trip will strain the bike all the more, so I really want to be able to rely on it. I've looked at the DIY MCCT guide where you assemble the parts yourself, but I am anything but handy with tools. I work in IT and the extent of my mechanical skills basically stop at assembling desktop computers from scratch, and some light laptop repairs. My brother is a master mechanic though, thank god, so I'm sure I can persuade him to help me do the conversion.
The site apparently has an anti-spam rule where you have to have minimum 5 posts under your belt before links are allowed, so I had to break it up.
(http)://www.ebay.com/itm/MANUAL-CAM-CHAIN-TENSIONER-RED-1986-2006-KAWASAKI-VULCAN-750-VN750-VN-T10-/141170999745?fits=Year%3A1993%7CMake%3AKawasaki%7C Model%3AVulcan+750&hash=item20de7281c1%3Ag%3A8eYAA OxycmBS3biK&vxp=mtr
I've been looking at MCCT kits on ebay. Something like the one above, for instance. I know it's vastly(!) overpriced, but the assurance that you're actually getting the right parts is worth quite a bit, to me.
1. Can you install this without removing the engine etc? If yes, how long does it take approx?
2. Does anyone have any experience with one of these kits?
Edit: in the picture; that's the ACCT right? I read somewhere here that a bracket to the oil line can be bent so you do not have to remove the engine. Looks like someone beat me to it? lol