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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Yep that is a first generation Vulcan 500, which evolved from the 454LTD. That is a great bike. I actually wish they had made the Vulcan 750 that way. 750cc parallel twin with shaft drive. It could have avoided all the issues with the Vulcan 750. Although I love riding the Vulcan 750, IMO it is an engineering nightmare, with twice as many parts as it needs, and cobbled together out of parts that don't quite fit. It is definitely an oddball bike though. And that may be the reason why people who have had them for a while like them so much, and are willing to put up with all it's problems. Some people have been through several stators. With any other bike, it would have likely wound up in the landfill after the first one.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike