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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-09-2018, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Hello.....and Help

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I'm in need of a little advice and assistance for my 2000 Vulcan VN750. A couple of years ago my best friend passed away, and he wanted me to have his Kawasaki Vulcan. It wasn't in all that good shape, but only had about 20K miles on it.....SO, I've been able to get it back to pretty good running order.

My problem right now is that I tended to originally ride it short distances for nostalgic reasons, but my wife and I would like to ride it over some greater distances (100 miles or so) than just to Denney's for breakfast.......BUT my wife finds the short, seat back woefully uncomfortable..... and says it kills her back. I can't seem to find a Sissy bar extension that will work with the current seat configuration.

I found a couple of posts from several years ago on this forum regarding a part # K53043-049A.......with several different websites. BUT.....after checking them all, and calling numerous Kawasaki dealers and Independent Kawasaki Parts providers......NO LUCK. That part doesn't seem to be available anywhere. I even checked Ebay to see if there were some used one's available. Nobody seems to have them and I can't really even tell if this particular Sissy Bar extension would even fit a 2000.

Can someone provide some guidance and/or alternatives how you can get around the Seat configuration with these Vulcans without completing buying a new seat and/or luggage rack, etc. Is there some kind of generic Sissy bar that would fit these......or possibly another alternative?

Right now I'm at a loss......and not sure if it's even possible using the current seat. Enclosing a couple of thumbnails of the current seat.....along with a picture of what the extended one looks like. AGAIN.......I see them in pictures using google, but nobody seems to have them anymore. ANY THOUGHTS???
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Welcome to the VN750 world. Always Glad to have new members join us.
Yeah, some 750 parts are becoming scarce....
Some seats, usable fuel tanks in good condition, gas caps, luggage racks, extended sissy bars, .....& more.
Keep an eye on Ebay....maybe one will pop up.....

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Yep. You just have to look on EBay every few days and see if you can catch one for sale.
The stock seat is pretty crappy. Someone here is selling a Corbin seat (see the sell or swap section) which my wife found 5 times more comfortable than the stock seat.

If you're handy you can fabricate your own sissy bar like I did:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/knifem...57602277627661

You might want to check out the plans for the passenger floorboards too....
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Welcome to the machine!

Like they said, keep an eye on ebay and watch here too. Even better, set up an email alert on ebay for vn750 extended backrest.

When I first began with mine, I had the ebay search bookmarked for vn750 and checked it every day. Found some really good deals by waiting for the right ones. Got my backrest here on the forum from a member in Texas, so watch the Sell/Swap forum, could also put a post there.

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Thanks for all the replies.

Yep.....I finally found one on Ebay. Says it's for a 1990 but had someone tell me that all VN750's will fit. So hopefully I'll have that problem resolved in the next few days.

One question I have about a different issue........Can anyone tell me if there is a Self Cancelling turn signal module available for a 2000 VN750?? I see there's some modules on ebay for 86-88 Kawasaki.......will these work for ALL VN750's??

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nice find, those don't come up often on ebay. if it falls through I came up with a cheap solution using an ebay generic seat pad, wooden board, a couple wood shims, and some new bolts. if you're interested I could take more pics, but you can see what it looks like on the bike here:

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Self canceling signals were available on the first few models, but you can't retro fit them to newer models without a lot of work. Wiring harness is different.

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Don't think I've seen a studded backrest, must be a custom made cover.

Easier to wire in a turn signal beeper to remind you the signal is flashing. About $5 and up. Should be able to put it inline on one of the front signals and put it in the headlight bucket. Can also get flashers that beep.

https://www.google.com/search?q=turn...ih=556&dpr=1.4


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Self canceling signals were available on the first few models, but you can't retro fit them to newer models without a lot of work. Wiring harness is different.
The thing that is going to kill me on this new KLR650 is the flippin turn signals staying on. My Harley turned off and I got used to that. Now I ride the signal for miles sometimes. Someone is going to pull right out one of these days. I cuss myself every time I see I've forgotten to turn it off.

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