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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-18-2009, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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....picked up my 2006 750 with 475 miles!!! Much of my decision to buy came from this site...lot of positive comments here. Thanks

Have some questions and comments:
Bike vibrates more than I would have expected. Normal?
Clear plastic (drain?) tube from battery area dangling under bike. Normal?

With lingo like "shaved", "degoat", "R/R", etc, where the glossary?

Lots of different thoughts around exhaust replacement and/or rejetting...any concensus of opinion? Speaking of pipes, V&H dot com and links supplied on this site, only show V&H pipes from '86-'05....what about '06 and beyond?

This site, while helpful, seems a bit cumbersome to navigate (find stuff you really want)....just my $0.02

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-18-2009, 09:44 PM
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First step is to read the VULCAN VERSES. Vulcan 750 should not vibrate, they are quite smooth for a V-twin.

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Hope this helps...

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....picked up my 2006 750 with 475 miles!!! Much of my decision to buy came from this site...lot of positive comments here. Thanks

Have some questions and comments:
Bike vibrates more than I would have expected. Normal?
Answer: NO. Buy a click-type torque wrench at Harbor Freight and properly tighten all the main bolts that could cause vibration

Clear plastic (drain?) tube from battery area dangling under bike. Normal?
Answer: YES. Buy yourself a glass mat maintenance free battery ASAP. You don't want to wait until the battery dies or spills battery acid over your new baby's frame and electrical junction box, etc.

With lingo like "shaved", "degoat", "R/R", etc, where the glossary?
Answer: Not sure. Good idea to put one in the Vulcan Verses?

Lots of different thoughts around exhaust replacement and/or rejetting...any concensus of opinion?
Answer: No concensus on anything anytime anywhere! Except on getting a maintenance free battery, that is.

Speaking of pipes, V&H dot com and links supplied on this site, only show V&H pipes from '86-'05....what about '06 and beyond?
Answer: Everything that fits an '05 will fit an '06. There is nothing beyond an '06, that was the last year mama kaw made the VN750, god rest her soul.

This site, while helpful, seems a bit cumbersome to navigate (find stuff you really want)....just my $0.02
Answer: You'll get the hang of it. Glad you're here!

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hmm iunno my vulcan gets kinda buzzy at high speeds.
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With lingo like "shaved", "degoat", "R/R", etc, where the glossary?

Shaved: Remove the air cleaner pods, replacing them with something else.

Degoat: Remove the "pre-muffler" that sits under the frame.

R/R: Regulator/Rectifier that controls the voltage. Lots of folks relocate it because of the heat generated by the goats belly.

Of course these are the non-Webster's definitions but at least I understand their meaning only because I've read and re-read the posts on this forum.

I'm on several forums and this one is the best laid out, easiest to find something, and has the best members! You'll love it here as much you will the new bike.

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These bike really do not vibrate. Something is not right when they do. Mine, like a few others have said, vibrate a little between 3500 to 4000 RPMs. But even then only a little noticeable. It is new bike and the vibration should not be there. You have a lot to check to see if you can find the problem.

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Like stated earlier, torque down all bolts to proper specs. If still experiancing vibrations might consider checking into the balance dampners. I find it hard to beleive that they would go with so few miles on it but one never knows.


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it could be as easy as the motor mounts on the vibration too. I had one slide off while cruising down the highway. check the rubber on your mounts and see if they look okay. there are 3 mounts, 6 bushings!
as for the lingo, you will have it all figured out soon although putting it in the verses and maybe a sticky in the newbie threads is a great idea.
as for site navigation, if you cant find it ask, these guys and gals will be all over it!

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more newbie questions

OK, I think the vibration is more perception than reality to this new owner.

However, it does backfire like crazy on deceleration....read the threads around marbles & coasters (more terms for the glossary)....seems everyone agrees it's the right thing to do so I "coppered" mine [maybe I can start a new trend ;^ ) ]...anyway, the inside diameter of a 1/2 inch copper pipe cap fits perfectly over the outside diameter of round portion of the reed valve. I cut the cap in half, slid it over the end, and reattached the hose....is it my imagination, or does it run smoother?

Does everyone agree factory 1 5/8 turns of fuel mixture is too lean?

OK....have to ask 'cuse my wife wants me too....What is the official color name of the red paint Kaw puts on it's tanks....and (are you ready) what helmet manufacturer comes closet to that color?
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OK, I think the vibration is more perception than reality to this new owner.

However, it does backfire like crazy on deceleration....read the threads around marbles & coasters (more terms for the glossary)....seems everyone agrees it's the right thing to do so I "coppered" mine [maybe I can start a new trend ;^ ) ]...anyway, the inside diameter of a 1/2 inch copper pipe cap fits perfectly over the outside diameter of round portion of the reed valve. I cut the cap in half, slid it over the end, and reattached the hose....is it my imagination, or does it run smoother?

Does everyone agree factory 1 5/8 turns of fuel mixture is too lean?

OK....have to ask 'cuse my wife wants me too....What is the official color name of the red paint Kaw puts on it's tanks....and (are you ready) what helmet manufacturer comes closet to that color?
Congrats on getting the new ride, and finding another cheap, easy and reversable way to marble/copper cap the emmission controls. I think you are right about 1 5/8 turns out on the fuel mixture being too lean, but I will let those who have played with such things give you the correct numbers.

Here is Colorrite Paint`s site with your Candy Persimmon Red and Ebony Black colors. http://www.colorrite.com/matrix-colo...TOKEN=39239335

lance can give you a professional opinion on painting your helmets to match the bike.

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TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/11-vn750-general-discussion/9127-top-ten-items-you-would-suggest-new-owner-do-his-new-ride.html
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