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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2009, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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2006 Vulcan 750, 476 miles! What is a fair offering price?
I'm 6'3....would like to raise the seat...possible?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2009, 09:14 AM
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Great find at about $4500 or less. I've seen ads on craigs list for 2006 VN 750's ranging from $3800 to $4500.

Hope the PO (prior owner) bought a 5-year extended warrantee because it's transferable.

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At 6' 3" you most likely have long arms or legs or both, so the 750 is going to feel pretty compact to you, so I understand you asking about raising the seat. My first thought would be something like an Airhawk seat cover because they can raise you an inch or so, and maybe that combined with a gel cover might give you some relief, but you'll probably want to invest in a backrest too. I would probably talk to the folks at ProTac and see if they could build you one with longer posts on it to bring the pad up to where you would need it. You'll probably also want to look in to forward controls for your feet. You could always bring the handlebars forward a little to let your arms extend a bit more.
Have you sat on the bike?
There are at least a couple companies that do modifications to factory seats, but I don't know if they can build them up, but I would assume they can. You can probably get anything you need for the right $$$.
The 750 is a great bike and this forum adds much value to owning one. Good luck!

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mustang seat is around an inch higher. forward controls are a little pricey for these bikes which is why a few of us are making our own. highway pegs may let you stretch a bit.
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Welcome to our little family here. The 750 is going to feel a little cramped for you at 6' 3". I`m about 5'11" and #300, and I definately need some highway pegs to stretch out on. I thought that I wanted forward controls for my vn, but after reading David Hough`s book "Proficient Motorcycling", I have changed my mind. There are some significant control advantages to having footpegs more under your body mass. I recommend reading this book to all riders, new or experienced. Do some research before deciding on forward controls. A stock footpeg position and highway pegs give you more variation in riding positions, IMHO.

Crobins has a Mustang seat for sale for $450 right now. https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11747

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I'm 6'3" and the bike is a lot more comfortable than others in its class. Adding a seat cover gives some height and it makes the stock seat a lot more comfortable.
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