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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-29-2009, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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New to me 1993 VN750

Bought a 1993 Vulcan 750 this past Friday, I wish I could post that I am riding it but it needs work. Carbs are off of it and need to be cleaned up and it needs new turn signal holders and a few other small items of repair to get it through inspection.

From reading posts so far on this site about relocating the RR and lubing the spines it looks like I have my work cut out for me.

Just a background, a friend has a 92 500 that he let me use for bike week and I loved it, so when I came across this 750 I had to jump on it.
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Welcome to the fourm and it's wealth of information. Check the age of your tires; there's a date code on the side. Three digits = made before 2000. Four digits = first two are the week and last two the year of manufacture. Beware old tires that look good. Spline lube isn't that hard and the RR relocate is a piece of cake if you have some flat stock to mount it to.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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1987 VN750 project bike, acquired August, 2009, 33,000 miles and balancer sticking out of the case, currently awaiting attention and parts
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Back tire is brand new, front tire I will have to check that. It just did have the front fork seals replaced as well.

I know this is a stupid question but will ask, the bike didn't have a battery in it when I bought it, I was thinking about going and picking up an elcheapo battery at walmart just to test it to see if everything works electrical wise, with the carbs off would it hurt the bike to try testing turning it over?

I am putting alot of faith in the guy I bought this from that all it needs is the carbs to be cleaned.
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Please do yourself and your bike a favor. Don't waste $ on a wet cell battery. Get an AGM maintenance free battery. Your bike's electronics are mounted to the battery box, and they and the frame can be seriously damaged by acid spills. If you are in a hurry, Sears usually stocks the correct size as well as some auto supply stores. They are a little more expensive at first, but last longer, have more CCA's, don't have to pull the seat weekly to check fluid levels, and don't douse the bike with acid. Lance368 has a link to the best price on ordering one in several of his posts.

You can jump it from a car battery (with the car NOT RUNNING). Don't think it would hurt to turn it over, but I'm not positive about that. If you do, pull a plug on each cylinder and squirt some ATF or other light oil in the cylinders first, just for lubrication. Don't forget to put the plug back in when you're done.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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1987 VN750 project bike, acquired August, 2009, 33,000 miles and balancer sticking out of the case, currently awaiting attention and parts
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Welcome.

I second Flitecontrol on the maintenance free battery. I have a 93 to and had all kinds of problems starting the bike when it the engine was hot until I went maintenance free.

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Welcome to the Vulcan madness. If you want to stay mellow, ( sorry for the pun) get the MF-AGM battery for all the reasons mentioned above. You can`t afford a cheap battery. Here is a link to the Vulcan verses take on the matter: https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...oto=nextoldest

If you are doing a search for lance and his link to ebay try lance328. fc elevated him 40 points, lol.

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H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
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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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1993 Vulcan 750 - SOLD
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1996 Suzuki Bandit 600 - Current ride
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Did the previous owner let it set out 15 years? What a way to treat a fine machine like that. Sad. Good luck in your restoration.
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Unless they changed the seat design after mine was made, that could be a custom seat. If the tank is rusty, PM me for a how to; I just cleaned two.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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1989 VN750 acquired December, 2008, 6,711 miles
Currently 23,298 miles

Old Blue
2001 Honda CMX250 Rebel acquired July, 2008

1987 VN750 project bike, acquired August, 2009, 33,000 miles and balancer sticking out of the case, currently awaiting attention and parts

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Just ordered the Big Crank ETX15L Battery and Batteryminder plus from batterymart, so that is one thing down.

Actually the bike mechanic I bought it from said the guy kept it garaged for the longest time, only in the last few months did he notice the guy was leaving it outside.

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