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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-08-2009, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello Everyone!

I'm wavin' a hand from the West Coast of sunny Florida. I live near the south end of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge that connects St. Petersburg to Bragenton and I'm looking forward to making some new 2 wheel friends.
I just acquired a '93 VN750 that needs some TLC - other than that, it appears to be a good ride. It will need new turn signals, air filters, oil filter and some new chrome pieces. The front head pipe appears to be pretty rust-pitted. If anyone can send me the threads of where these items are addressed (preferably without going to the local high-priced dealer), it would be greatly appreciated.
I am also the current owner of an '81 KZ1100A and an '83 Honda GL1100 that are my other ongoing projects.
Thanks in advance for your input and help and I look forward to participating in the forum.
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Welcome to our little piece of the web.

Love your choice in model years.

I am in Brandon not 35 minutes from you, perhaps we can go for a ride sometime.

Ebay is a good starting point for replacment parts.

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Rick's Stator and R/R
MF AGM Battery
Coastered
Degoated
Shaved & Jetted
Iridium's
MAC Tapered Staggered Pipes
Battery/Temp/Clock Gauge
Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Dunlop D-404's
23,XXX miles and holding pending gasket change (underway!!!)
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Welcome to the maddness. Start here this is a good site with good prices.http://www.cheapcycleparts.com

1992 VN750 22,350 miles 18,700 when I bought it last year 04/17/2008

Streetshield EX
degoat
drilled mufflers
splines lubed
Capped (soon to be coaster)
Custom Grips
Wide blade levers
Throw over leather saddlebags
Deka MF AGM ETX15L
NGK Iridums
DIY Brackets,and highway pegs

To do list.
custom seat
teardrop mirrors
DIY Floor boards
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Also keep an eye out here. Folks post what they find on Craigslist.org often with parts bikes etc. Welcome to the group! You have some good neighbors down there in the sunshine state!

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Thanks, guys! I'll keep an eye out at those sites. And Jon......no ridin' 'til after my shakedown run!! LOL
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Welcome to the Vulcan madness from a southern Alberta boy. There is a direct link to vn750 stuff on ebay down in the forums too.

Read all the Vulcan verses and check my link below for a good overview of the collective vn750 wisdom gathered over the past few years.

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H-D windshield
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Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
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Thanks, guys! I'll keep an eye out at those sites. And Jon......no ridin' 'til after my shakedown run!! LOL
Deal, you post up when your ready. If you need help with anything, don't hesitate to ask.

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Rick's Stator and R/R
MF AGM Battery
Coastered
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Shaved & Jetted
Iridium's
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Battery/Temp/Clock Gauge
Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Dunlop D-404's
23,XXX miles and holding pending gasket change (underway!!!)
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Thanks, guys! I'll keep an eye out at those sites. And Jon......no ridin' 'til after my shakedown run!! LOL
Isn't that a "Harley" term?

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Isn't that a "Harley" term?
Only if it has the patented random fire ignition system installed!

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MF AGM Battery
Coastered
Degoated
Shaved & Jetted
Iridium's
MAC Tapered Staggered Pipes
Battery/Temp/Clock Gauge
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Dunlop D-404's
23,XXX miles and holding pending gasket change (underway!!!)
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