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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-16-2018, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone,

I just purchased a 1995 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 that is in really good condition overall. I already have some upgrades in mind, but we'll see how it goes. This is my first motorcycle purchase but I grew on 4-wheelers and snowmobiles up in Northern Wisconsin. I look forward to interacting with all of you and learning some things about motorcycles along the way!

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Welcome to the site, BOllhoff! And to the VN750. And to motorcycles.
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Hi, welcome to the forum. How are you?
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Hey friend. How's things going for you so far?

2000 VN750
Digital voltmeter
Lubed spline (5k)
New tires (5k)
Pick up coils to .20mm
K&N air&oil filters
Relocate R&R
2 wire mod
Iridium plugs (7.2k)
Change oil and filter (8.6k)
Removal of the CA emissions (7.3k)
Cap Reed valves off the engine (7.3k)
Redesign stock seat (8k)
Change Engine Ice (8k)
Install KLR650 bars (8.3k)
Change final drive oil (8.3k)
Install power source & phone mount (8.5k)
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Hey all,

Thank you for the kind welcome to the site! I've been out of town the last couple weeks working so I haven't had a chance to get many miles on the bike, 200 miles or so thus far. The bike seems to be treating me well.

I've got a couple days off at the end of this week so I'm taking the time to go through the bike front to back and change out all the fluids and other parts as necessary. Everything is pretty straight forward but I do have one question that has been sticking with me.

Being in a colder climate (WI), what would you guys recommend for engine oil? I don't want to start a new oil thread (ya'll love those), but I figured one of you guys could give some good advice. I've read through multiple threads and researched online but can't decide between Retella 5W40 or 15W40 with the cold temps we have here. Any suggestions or other options are appreciated.


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I've been running 5W40 Rotella all summer. To my way of thinking the second number is more important for summer, but I'm just some guy on the internet--not an automotive engineer. Would also depend a little on how late into the season you plan to run it. Once we're getting down into the 40s and 50s, that 5 vs. 15 becomes more relevant. . . .

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