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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-01-2018, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Hi there been looking at the forum for a while and finally decided to join. I picked up my 86 vn750 a couple of months ago. It's in okay shape I would say. Around 850 miles on the odometer runs, no leaks that I've noticed. But yeah hope to get some good info from here!
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Welcome aboard.

Check out the Vulcan verses to get an idea of what maintenance you should do, but a short list of my recommendations follow:

1. Lube your spline. Who knows if that has ever been lubed by a previous owner!
2. AGM battery if you don't already have one. Wet cell batteries suck. Change it before its too late
3. Put a voltmeter on the bike. It'll potentially save you from getting stranded in the middle of nowhere, like I was, if/when your stator fails.
4 Change all your fluids. Coolant, Brake, Oil, final drive (am I forgetting anything?)
5. Remove the goats belly, or at least move/replace the R/R. The goats belly tends to cook the R/R

Down the road:

1.Get some Iridium spark plugs. makes the bike start much easier
2. Blue wire mod and 2 wire mod. Takes a load off the electrical and makes starting easier
3. If you plan on pulling your carbs, do the ear shave. Makes things worlds easier getting them back in

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Thanks for the tips!

I've replaced coolant, and oil, (doing brake fluid and final drive this weekend) and have gotten an AGM already. I have no idea where to start when it comes to electrical stuff. I've got a little electrical experience from working on helicopters and other electronics but for some reason I draw a blank on all of it lol. I've got a post up for my brakes already. The fluid in the reservoir is almost non-existent due to it gelling up over time. I don't think the previous owner(s) ever changed it.
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Welcome to the forum, Ahoward!

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Electrical is easy. Especially the mods listed above
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Army, was a Blackhawk crew chief. Messed up my back so I'm switching jobs to more computer integration type stuff.
Thank you for your service!

I was Naval Aviation Structural Mechanic '68 thru '72.

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Brakes are flushed, final drive oil changed, time to replace some pesky accts soon
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Don't skip those drive-shaft splines, and the spline on the rear wheel. Honda Moly 60 is our friend!

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