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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-16-2009, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, all. I am Jim, from Columbus, Ohio.
I've been trying for a year and a half to make an 82 Honda Nighthawk 650 run. Fell into some money and bought a 95 750 Vulcan with 6000 miles on it. Looks like new. Might have some issues with the fork. I told the wife that it is a commuter, but she knows better. I have not ridden for ten years, except for short runs around the hood on the 'Hawk.
This is the most bike, best bike, and prettiest bike I have ever owned. I put a lot of miles on an 85 Nighthawk 450 ten years ago.

I wrote an intro somewhere on this board two days ago, but it is lost in the ether.

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Welcome, Jim. Yes, the Vulcan is a lot of bike. Take it slow getting reacclimated to riding. Might want to take the MSF course again if you've had it before. If never, highly recommend it; can give you skills to save your life and make riding more enjoyable. If you have any questions, the knowledgeable folks here can and will help!

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Welcome to the Vulcan Madness Jim. There are a lot of good folks here who are willing to share what they know. Almost anything you need any help with, someone else has too. Just ask and you will get an answer PDQ.

A friend of my daughters just got her mc licence and an `82 NH 450. It seems to run ok, but looks a little rough around the edges. We found the Nighthawk Forum, so will probably be spending some time over there when we start working on her bike.

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Welcome to the Vulcan Madness Jim. There are a lot of good folks here who are willing to share what they know. Almost anything you need any help with, someone else has too. Just ask and you will get an answer PDQ.

A friend of my daughters just got her mc licence and an `82 NH 450. It seems to run ok, but looks a little rough around the edges. We found the Nighthawk Forum, so will probably be spending some time over there when we start working on her bike.
Gordon,
You will find that parts are mostly only available online. I gave my hawk to my son, and he is not sure if he will sell it in the spring or part it out. Tell me if you needs parts...I bought a bunch of them.
Thanks, Jim
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Welcome, Jim. Yes, the Vulcan is a lot of bike. Take it slow getting reacclimated to riding. Might want to take the MSF course again if you've had it before. If never, highly recommend it; can give you skills to save your life and make riding more enjoyable. If you have any questions, the knowledgeable folks here can and will help!
I'm finding out that she is a handfull. I took the course ten years ago, but I think I will again in spring.
I rode her to work the other night (3rd shift) and it was pretty invigorating.
I had not ridden in the dark in a long time. Or in the cold.
I am putting feelers out on the Great Lakes thread for members here in Columbus. I need to pick their brains about fork seals and Vulcans in general.

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Welcome Jim. Bought my '05 last year after 23 yrs of not riding. Our Vulcan's are sleepers. They will definitely suprise you and shock your buddies. Have fun with your bike.

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welcome to the forum, a ton of info and help here along with a bunch of buckeyes. I'm an hour south of you and there are a lot of members east of you.

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acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
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Welcome Jim. Enjoy.

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welcom lots of info lots of fun around here keep the rubber down and ride safe


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I wrote an intro somewhere on this board two days ago, but it is lost in the ether.

Jim
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New guy, here.
Just before the bike passed, the cage went way left of center. Perhaps the bikes were endangered by that, and that is why the cagers thought they would get their asses kicked. Still no excuse to leave the scene.

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Welcome Jim, I too live in Columbus, On the far northend, Haven't had to do much work on my "03". I'm sure you will find all you need here. GREAT SITE-GREAT PEOPLE.
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