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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-22-2016, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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V&H Cruzers on a 2006?

My lady friend just purchased a 2006 and asked me "can you please make it faster like your 86?" It's bone stock with factory pipes, goat belly and even the mixture idle plugs on the carbs are intact.

Anyways, I noticed the Vance & Hines Cruzers are not listed for a 2006 (nor 2005) for the Vulcan 750 on their website. Upon contacting customer service, they replied with:

"Unfortunately 2004 is the last year we approved the fitment on that bike. Whether it's because there's a reason or just that we decided not to bring more in I'm unsure. If you could confirm that the 2006 is indeed EXACTLY the same as the 2004 I'm sure it would fit, however we cannot guarantee that or recommend the pipes - nobody here has ever seen anything beyond 04."

Besides changing out paint schemes and the round brake master cylinder, and oil filter size among some other nuances, I'm not noticing any major differences on the last year of production that would cause the Vance & Hines Cruzers #31363 not to install correctly. Are they talking out of their rear ends?

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They fit 2006 no problem.

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Thanks for the reply. I figured they would fit but it never hurts to ask.
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Yea looks like V&H was just C.Y.A. there

1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
TOC MCCTs
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Tuxedo Mod
Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
V&H Cruzers
VN750.com Grill Cover
Meanstreak Seat
Emgo 23-92411 Handlebars
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1990 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

1998 Honda VFR800 FI

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Works for me!
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Have you tried twisting the right handle while riding the 2006? I've noticed a speed increase when I do that on mine.

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Can't do that at the moment as her stomachs have been removed for cleaning and rejetting
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We just tried to buy a set for my son's bike and they won't sell to California. The smog crap is in the way. If the 06 is CA compliant, with all the fuel evap parts in place they will have to be gutted to get the exhaust through the frame.

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We just tried to buy a set for my son's bike and they won't sell to California. The smog crap is in the way. If the 06 is CA compliant, with all the fuel evap parts in place they will have to be gutted to get the exhaust through the frame.
Green1, not sure who you tried to buy from, but you can buy them in Cali no problem. They do not have any 'smog' stuff. There is nothing to go through the frame as theyre strait pipes....

Just say it's for an older bike (86 is a good year) at the very worst case when you go to buy them.

I had no issues buying them off RevZilla myself.

Or get a set off an eBay seller.

1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
TOC MCCTs
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Tuxedo Mod
Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
V&H Cruzers
VN750.com Grill Cover
Meanstreak Seat
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MOSFET FH012AA R/R


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I was pretty sure the pipes he was looking at both came out on the passenger side. I thought it looked crowded there due to the water reservoir but really didn't think about it a whole lot. He actually went to the V&H site itself. Everything was going great until he entered his zip code. Then he called customer support. I haven't tried another site. He was told they were not CARB certified and due to the new laws couldn't be shipped here. My daughter's fiance had the same problem with his 2016 Dodge when he tried to get a cold air induction kit from Summit. He had to get a friend in Reno get it for him and ship it here. I will check on them today since our order from BikeBandit for splitting his case is supposed to arrive today. Were the early bikes made with the CA EVAP system. I have marbled both our bikes and removed the charcoal canister.

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