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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-18-2009, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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Hello to All,

Yesterday, I bought a 1986 VN750....I don't know much about this bike but I really liked it the instant I saw it!!

It has just over 8000 miles and appears to be completely original with beautiful Maroon paint and virtually no rust or corrosion.

Even thoigh I have a new VTX 1300R, This bike is gonna be a lot of play/fun I think.....

I live in Coastal Ga., but spend most of July til early Nov. in the NC mountains riding the twistys like the Dragon and the BRParkway. I'm hoping this will be a good sharp curves bike......any comments?

Good to be here...
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post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-18-2009, 08:09 AM
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First off... Welcome. You'll find a very awsome group here. For your twisties, she's no sport rocket, but Far from a cruiser.

Be sure to check your splines on the drive shaft. Many bikes from factory were almost bone dry. Obviously, very bad. Look into Hondas moly60 for the lube to use.
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Welcome to the group. For a cruiser, think you'll be pleased in the twisties.

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

Now, My kickstand lets the bike lean way too far over...bent??

And one of the "lift handles" left side, is missing....where to get one?

Everything else looks real good!!

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go to eaby and search for VN750 kickstand and left lift handle or side handle

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
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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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Thanks FleaControl,

Now I know what that handle thingy is called.

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Actually, I think it's a side rail. Assuming we're talking about the same thingy!

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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Thanks FleaControl,
Now I know what that handle thingy is called.

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FleaControl - Now that`s funny eh, FliteControl !! I`m glad I wasn`t eating or it would be sprayed all over the computer screen.

Welcome to the Vulcan madness Grits. Since you live to ride the twisties, you might want to look into a "Superbrace" for the forks. Here is a link to a previous thread with much discussion about the brace
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...ht=super+brace which contains another link to the Superbrace Website.

Check out link in my sig line for many more things to do. Some for the bike, some for the rider.

The sidestand does have a tentency to wear at the pivot point, and become quite noticeable on older bikes.

You have several options; get a new one from the stealership, new or used one from Ebay,

heat it up with an acetylene torch and bend it down an appropriate distance,

MY first choice may be to weld an inch thick steel disc about the size of a hockey puck to the end of the leg. This serves double duty by raising the bike and also giving a larger area of support on soft surfaces to prevent sinking into soil or asphalt. (Might also be used, by swinging down near road surface, to trigger a magneticl sensor in the road to turn red light to green.)

Right now mine is sitting on a 2X4 block of lumber.

It has been suggested to drill out the mounting hole on the frame and leg, and use a larger bolt. This seems not as practical when you pull the bolt out and look at it. It is a shoulder bolt with two different diameters, one for the pivot surface and a smaller diameter for the threaded portion. When removing the bolt, take the lock nut off the back, before trying to screw the bolt out the front.

On my bike the difference in diameter between the contact surfaces of the bolt, and those on the stand leg yoke, and the mounting tab on the frame are only a few thousanths of an inch. It might be possible to lay down a thin weld bead inside the pivot holes, then drill it out on a drill press to match the diameter of the original pivot bolt.

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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


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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I thought he might be dyslexic, but more likely he's just a joker! He'll fit right in here!

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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