Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Welcome to the Vulcan forum Lw3. I notice you say your bike is a fixer-upper. Is your bike running and rideable now? Check the TEN THINGS link below. ( there`s more than that there now though). Especially pay attention to the rear spline lube, a MF_AGM battery, NGK Iridium DPR7EIX-9 spark plugs, Seafoam fuel treatment and why you need a voltmeter to monitor your charging systems health.
You sound a lot like me, except I had been carrying a MC licence for 41 years, and just bought my first bike a year ago in May. I took the riding course even though I didn`t have to. I learned that there was A LOT about riding that I didn`t know. Unfortuneately the course didn`t save me, as I got too wide on an exit ramp just one day short of six weeks after getting the bike and dragged my leg against the guardrail for 50 feet. I`m still nursing a broken leg after 14 months, but am looking forward to riding next summer. It`s called a Vulcan addiction, I think. <G> The bike suffered little damage, a few scratches and bent windshield brackets mostly.. A friend rode it home for me.
The vn750 is a great bike, but as a new rider treat the power with respect. It has plenty. Enjoy the ride and stay safe.
Last edited by OlHossCanada; 08-23-2009 at 12:57 AM.