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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-26-2020, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone, I just purchased a 2005 VN750 15K miles yesterday and should receive it from the shipper in a couple of weeks.
Will be scouring the posts in here for guidance on oil change schedule and oil type, and LED headlight options (more to conserve strain on the stator and R/R issues that I've been reading about). If there are any great/definitive posts that you want to point out, please do.
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Welcome! Most of what you seek can be found here in the Vulcan Verses.

I will however point out that by switching lights to LED’s has not been proven to help the stator, and will actually put more work on the stock R/R, as any voltage that’s not being used gets grounded out, and increases the heat on the unit.

And oil change schedules are debatable as is what oil to use. Many here use Rottella synthetic or the original “organic” one.

I suggest you read through this thread:
https://www.vn750.com/forum/11-vn750...-new-ride.html

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Going with LED turn signals (and there are TONS of really nice options for that) will definitely help you in having brighter lights and will reduce the amount of juice being used. BUT, as Knifemaker says, that juice being saved has to go somewhere and it'll cause the RR to warm up even more. At this point that's more of a technical issue that a real concern though.

When I changed my turn signals over to LED I was more interested in the brightness/being seen aspect than having any concern about saving in the electrical department. But what I did was compensate the current flow. If I just reduced my load by "X" percent by switching to LEDs then I figured I could now ADD electrical doo-dads to make up for that and hopefully not cause the RR to overwork. So I added LED running lights and wired the bike for my GPS. Neither of these things draw a lot of current but they're nice additions and will not hurt the overall electrical system, especially since now there was a bit of spare juice to use.

So you're LED goal should not be just about saving electrical current. It'll also mean you can add accessories that you otherwise might not have been able to safely do since the electrical system is not really robust on this bike.

As for changing the headlight into an LED light, I'm thinking about doing that myself once my original headlight craps out. There are more electrical doo-dads I'd like to add at the same time.

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LED turn signals, brake lights and running lights
LED license plate frame
Engine Guard and Highway pegs
National Cycles Low Boy Heavy Duty windshield
Home made lowers (nice)
Custom seat (made by a local guy)
Iridium plugs (DPR7EIX-9)
Shenko 230 Tour Master tires at 11,123 miles
Splines lubed at 11,123 miles
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Light bar with LED lights
Progressive 412 shocks
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