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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-21-2009, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Good day people. Why is it a good day you ask? I just got my first bike just a few days ago. I love it. Been wanting one for quite a while (like 16 years). I got a 92 kawasaki vulcan 750. It's a fixer upper but that's what I want to do. I plan on getting a V&H exhaust put on it and a few minor things over the winter. I also want to paint it myself. I'm so excited I want to do it all right now. lol

I'm a new rider (never ridden before) and I plan to get into a Motorcycle Safety Course as it will help on the insurance too. I know how to ride but any little help for a first time rider will come in handy.

I'm glad I found this forum so I can do it ALL!!!
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From a rider with 100,000+ miles of experience, here is some advice. Get 1000 miles under your belt riding back roads away from main traffic before you 'think' you are comfortable around typical traffic congestion. Take it from a New Yorker, this will allow you to 'learn' your bike. How it rides and handles and best prepare you for when you ride in congested traffic patterns. Motorists do not see you and you are always on the losing end of any contact.
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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.

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H-D windshield
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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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Good day people. Why is it a good day you ask? I just got my first bike just a few days ago. I love it. Been wanting one for quite a while (like 16 years). I got a 92 kawasaki vulcan 750. It's a fixer upper but that's what I want to do. I plan on getting a V&H exhaust put on it and a few minor things over the winter. I also want to paint it myself. I'm so excited I want to do it all right now. lol

I'm a new rider (never ridden before) and I plan to get into a Motorcycle Safety Course as it will help on the insurance too. I know how to ride but any little help for a first time rider will come in handy.

I'm glad I found this forum so I can do it ALL!!!
Welcome to the madness. You have the best year of Vulcan Made... wait that's because I have a 92 as well... post some pics of your bike... we are a bunch of picture whores...lol

take it easy, ride safe, and looking forward to seeing your bike come a long
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-22-2009, 07:35 AM
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Welcome to the group. Ride like you are invisible, because to some, you are.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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