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Changed oil & filter on my "new to me" 04 750 at 11,600 mi. Old oil was extremely black, thin, had a bit of film on it. Changed oil & filter again at 12,000 miles. Oil again black, but looked like it was clean enough to provide lubrication. When I emptied the drain pan, I found these "particles" in the bottom. Not positive, but pretty sure they came out of engine. Anyone here experienced this? If so, where is the "stuff from? .... james

P.S. Did not think to check "stuff" with magnet. It feels non metallic. Engine was at operating temp both times oil changed.
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What doesn't require "dropping" the engine on these bikes ?
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Kawasaki introduced the 750 cc class Vulcan worldwide in 1985. Due to tariff restrictions in the United States on bikes over 700 cc imported from Japan, the initial US spec model was limited to 699 cc. The tariff was lifted in 1986 and the Vulcan went to 749cc.
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Thanks for info. This forum is awesome! Think I'm going to keep the Vulcan 500 as a "standby" until I get "comfortable" this bike is ok as a "one & only". ..... james

Will do some research on where to get parts, best "how to" do the work, etc., before asking questions that are probably already answered here on the forum.

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Balance dampers, search the forums but requires dropping the engine sadly.
Boscoe, just made an important post about the balance damper parts you will want to read (see link below). The thread also has the link to thtanner's Balance Damper parts & How To guide.

https://www.vn750.com/forum/31-engine...ml#post1205393
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I never finished adding all the steps, shame on me.
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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
MOSFET FH012AA R/R


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1998 Honda VFR800 FI

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1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350
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I never finished adding all the steps, shame on me.
Can always edit your post and add in the extra steps (please)
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M/F AGM Battery
NGK Iridium Plugs
Shinko 777 Tires
Sunpie 7" LED Projector Headlight / KZ750-B 76-79 Bucket & Trim
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Can always edit your post and add in the extra steps (please)
Yeah. Me too. I'm starting to study the situation. Replacement will probably be a "winter" project for me.

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