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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-22-2009, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone from a NJ new member.

Hello, I just got myself a 2004 vn750 with 5600 miles yesterday. I currently have 3 bikes in my garage including this new baby. 2003 Honda Magna and 1986 Honda Rebel 450 welcome their new brother with a big hug. Just did the Moly 60 today with my friend. He is a member here, but I don't know his screen name. Thanks for this board. The Moly job went smoothly. You guys are the best.

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Welcome to the Vulcan madness bhknj. Nice to hear you added a vulcan to the stable. Good things come in threes.

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Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

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July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


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Welcome to the forum. Were your splines dry too?

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 02:13 PM
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Wecome broseph. Where abouts in Jersey are you from. A few of us are thinking about putting together a PA/NJ/DE ride sometime in Spring...
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Thank you guys for the warm welcome. I am living in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Exit 43 on I-78. The spline was dry, but still in good shape. I just found out the front left spark plug was stripped. Did anyone fix that before? Did you helicoil it or replace the head? How much work and money is going to cost me? I bought it used from a HD dealer and pay them credit card in full. They already closed for the day. What should I do next? Appreciate your advise. I am very upset about this.

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Lebanon, NJ here, wife grew up in BH.

Welcome. You do have the power of the cc if you decide to contest the charge. First let them know at the HD dealership what the problem is and give em a chance to fix it.

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Lebanon, NJ here, wife grew up in BH.

Welcome. You do have the power of the cc if you decide to contest the charge. First let them know at the HD dealership what the problem is and give em a chance to fix it.
X2 to Hikers advice for dealing with the dealer.

The head probably has to be removed before drilling out the spark plug hole and retapping it. I `m not sure how you would keep the metal slivers out of the cylinder if the procedure was done with the head in place. In my opinion the dealer should cover the cost of repair, as they did not disclose this defect at the time of sale, or offer to buy the bike back.

On the other hand if the Bill of Sale is marked "sold as is", you may have to foot the cost of repairs yourself.

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1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
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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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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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I am so embarrassed about this. It was a false alarm. The problem was my regular spark plug socket has thicker wall than the tool on the bike. Sorry guys. I already feel the power of this forum.

Hiker, I rode my Magna with my friend who rode vn750 to Round Valley yesterday afternoon. You live in a very beautiful town.

Yi
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 07:56 PM
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Welcome Yi. You're gonna love your new baby. Glad to hear that although your splines were dry they were in good shape. Gonna replace my tires soon and lube the splines. I'm a prayin there's no issues with mine, too. BTW, you're certainly not the first to try a non-kawi spark plug socket and get burned. There's less clearance between plug and wall so a thinner socket is required. You'd have thought that after 20 years of tooling the same bike that they would have perfected some of these persistent issues. Like having to remove the engine to remove the stator. An easy fix if the TOC side cover were built into the bike in the first place (See it HERE).

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 07:46 AM
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Hiker, I rode my Magna with my friend who rode vn750 to Round Valley yesterday afternoon. You live in a very beautiful town.

Yi
Yea, it's nice but gettin built up like everywhere. Oh well, that's progress...

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