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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-05-2009, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
93 Vulcan 750: Corona, Ca
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Greetings from Corona, CA!

Greetings from Corona, CA!

My name is Allen and I am 47, married for almost 26 years with two kids ages 20 and 18. My dad was an avid rider and I spent a lot of time riding behind him as a kid. He died when I was 18 so I never rode a motorcycle on my own, though I have always wanted to. Well, I figured that it was time to rectify that so I took a MSF class and got my motorcycle license. I have already picked up all the necessary riding gear (Shoie RF1000 helmet, armored jacket, chaps, leather work boots and good quality leather motorcycle gloves) and have a 1993 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 coming my way. Unfortunately, the bike is still being worked on by my friend who restores British motorcycles and does import/distribution of Triumph motorcycle parts. The 93 Vulcan is from a friend of my friend who can no longer ride due to medical issues. He is the original owner and the bike is stock with 9,800 miles on it and always garaged so it is in excellent condition though a bit dusty. The problem is that it has not been ridden since 2006 and has been sitting almost 3.5 years with gas stored in the tank. So my friend has been re-building the carbs and replacing all the seals and such as well as replacing the petcock. Hopefully it will be up and running in another week or so as he works on it when he can. Since we have been running temps between 90-100 degrees, I am more than happy to wait for it to cool off a few degrees.

I found this forum on a google search, and have been lurking for a bit. I think I will hang around since I am sure that I will have plenty of questions and in need of a lot of advice in dealing with this motorcycle. I have no problems doing mechanical work as I have worked on cars since I was a kid, but motorcycles are considerably different. Thanks in advance for your help as I move into my mid-life crisis.

Here are a couple of photos of the 93 Vulcan in my friend's shop. These are cell phone pics, so they are not the best. The seat is off with a battery charger on it and the air cleaner cover has been removed to check things out.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-05-2009, 01:26 AM
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great bike man and welcome ... lots of mods lots of info here peak around and ask questions. I Work on cars and bikes the same and i think a bike is easier then a car just my opinion, less electrical garbily goop gettin in the way and no p0139 codes flashin at ya

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-05-2009, 07:43 AM
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good looking bike, and a few on here found theres sitting 10 or more years. mine sat for a few years before my sister found it in some old guys garage. new tires are a must regardless of what they look like and pick up an agm m/f battery to save you some headache. lots of info in the verses here as well as a ton of knowledgeable people.
see you on the road soon!!!!!!!!!

1986 vn 750 aka "Huck Farley"
42,000 miles
Rick's stator and rr
Tuxedo stator cover mod
pickup coil mod
dampers replaced
agm m/f battery
Harley sportster exhaust, degoated
Hid conversion
splines lubed
custom "" grill cover
NGK Iridium spark plugs

acct to mcct mod

rekeying locks,

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-05-2009, 08:11 AM
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Welcome from Northen Ill. You won't find a better site and group of helpfull people. Keep the rubber side down.

2000 VN750
gray and black
13,265 when I picked it up

Relocated R/R
Relayed coils
Volt meter (Relayed)
Blue accent lighting
Iridium plugs
Turn signal buzzer
Highway pegs
Heated grips
Fork bag
Auburn leather saddle bags
Replaced front side reflectors with LED reflectors
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Polished front tubes
Sylvania H4ST
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Welcome to the 7,000+ club Allen. Many excellent people here with great advice. Check the Verses they can help you become more familiar with your bike.

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Black and Silver
OEM Hghwy Bars
O-ring Footpegs
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V&H Exhaust System
TOC ACCT Rebuild
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Spline Lube every tire change
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Welcome to the group! With all the members here someone has been there, done that, so ask away! Congrats on the new moto license and bike!

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Welcome to the Vulcan madness Allen. Congrats on the new to you ride, and starting living life on two wheels. If that battery in the pics being charged isn`t of the Maintenance Free-Absorbed Glass Mat (MF-AGM) variety, change it out at the first sign of trouble. Check out the link below, the Vulcan Verses forum, and the various tech forums while waiting for the SoCal temps to drop.

I'm glad to hear you already have your safety gear. I would like to share a couple of things I read in a training manual from a Calgary riding school. They pointed out that boots for highway riding should not be too heavy, and need a rubber sole for traction on slippery pavement when stopped. Moto cross boots can be heavier because they are typically not riding at as high a speed as you are on the highway. In an accident, heavy boots whipping around on the end of your legs while sliding down the big asphalt sander at 60 mph will cause much more injury than lighter weight boots would do. I like chaps because they look cool, and I bought a pair before I got my bike too. I have since come to believe that riding pants, either leather or textile offer a lot more protection than chaps. It is the pointy parts that we tend to slide on, and jeans on your butt and hips only last for about 3 feet. I read a link just the other day about underwear with hard armor for the knees and shins as well as the hips, to be worn under jeans or whatever, and not be noticeable. Just a couple of things for you to consider in protecting your lower body parts. Enjoy the ride.


1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15

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Welcome to the group. That is a good looking bike.

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Welcome Allen. I was a little later (age wise) than you when I started my mid life crisis party. Put 240 miles on the bike today, and still grinning!

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
"Black Beauty"
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Currently 23,298 miles

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