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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-15-2009, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone,

I'm new to riding and just picked up an '01 VN750. I'm loving it already; too bad the riding season is coming to an end...

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Maby for you in Ann Arbor but in Illinois it is great weather for another couple of months, I usually ride into November.
I had a 2001 great bike, Enjoy

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Welcome to the Vulcan madness from sunny Southern Alberta. Are you just a kid (under30 ( = ), or an old fart like many of us, having a midlife crisis on two wheels.

You can look at the end of the riding season as a glass half full situation, instead of half empty, because it gives you time to do all the checks and maintenance your new baby needs before piling a bunch of miles on her. I hope you have a garage or some such suitable work space for the winter. You can get your Vulcan fix every day from wrenchin` when you can`t be ridin`. Check the link at the bottom for a place to start.

Stay safe, and keep the shiny side up!!

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TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
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Welcome to the Vulcan madness from sunny Southern Alberta. Are you just a kid (under30 ( = ), or an old fart like many of us, having a midlife crisis on two wheels.

You can look at the end of the riding season as a glass half full situation, instead of half empty, because it gives you time to do all the checks and maintenance your new baby needs before piling a bunch of miles on her. I hope you have a garage or some such suitable work space for the winter. You can get your Vulcan fix every day from wrenchin` when you can`t be ridin`. Check the link at the bottom for a place to start.

Stay safe, and keep the shiny side up!!
Yes, I am indeed a kid, at least by your definition, at the tender age of 26; but who's counting?

I do have a garage, and have experience wrenching on a '71 VW Bus I owned while I lived in San Diego. My wrenches haven't been put to good use since selling it, so I'm looking forward to getting my daily "Vulcan fix" putting the wrenches to use. So, I suppose I can call my glass half full.

Thanks for the link.

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Maby for you in Ann Arbor but in Illinois it is great weather for another couple of months, I usually ride into November.
I had a 2001 great bike, Enjoy
Yeah, we'll see how long I'll be able to ride. I'm going to buy some additional cold weather gear and a windsheild, so that should take me somewhere into early November.

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Welcome. The Plexifairing III is one of the better ones for blocking wind and has some extensions to keep wind off the legs. The Plexifairing II lacks the leg extensions, and is what I have.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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26 years old! Ye Gods man, you're still going through puberty!! lol

PS Whats a riding season??

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Ride free, stay safe

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Welcome. The Plexifairing III is one of the better ones for blocking wind and has some extensions to keep wind off the legs. The Plexifairing II lacks the leg extensions, and is what I have.
I was looking at the "Memphis Shades Demon," but I hadn't considered one that covers my legs. Thanks.
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PS Whats a riding season??

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The time of year I'm not stuck indoors with a foot of snow on the ground....
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Check the link at the bottom for a place to start.

OlHoss,

Is this a link to the "kawasaki service manual" you're referring to in your "TOP TEN..." list or is it another manual?

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