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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Welcome. I have had two bought new Vulcan 750s, a 1993 and a 2002. I traded the 1993 (with over 80,000 miles on it) in on a new 2001 KLR650 and that didn't work out. In less than a year I traded the KLR650 in on a 2002 Vulcan 750. That one made it to 108,000, and the engine failed due to a broken cam chain. I let it sit for a couple of years, and bought a 2006 Harley Sportster 1200 to replace it with. While I love the Sportster, I got to missing the Vulcan 750. I recently bought a 1997 with 21,000 miles on it, completely stock. It needs new tires (which I have) and a few other minor things. It runs beautifully. However, due to having my car stolen recently, I've had to put it on the back burner and get my other car fixed up so it will be reliable to drive. I hope to get the Vulcan finished by the end of summer (hear in southern AZ, winter is riding season)
Before riding it much farther, check the final drive splines and cam chain tensioners. Both have issues on the Vulcan 750, and can cause some very expensive damage. Yours has such low mileage you can probably save both the drive splines and replace the cam chain tensioners before they destroy the engine.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
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2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
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1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike