New Guy in SW Ohio
Hey Everyone! My name is Ron, and boy am I glad I found this site! I currently have in my posession a VN700 that my uncle purchased last spring. The unfortunate thing is, by the summer time, The poor bike had developed a rather ominous sound from the engine that frankly spoiled his enthusiasm for the bike. He parked the bike in the garage, and there it sat until last weekend. I had been surfing Craigslist for a project of my own, and came across a guy parting out a 2006 VN750, and picked up a 2000 mile engine, driveline, rear suspension, exhaust, and wire harness for $350. Now my plan is to perform some surgery and get the (presumed) good parts I just bought into the frame of this older bike and get my uncle back on the road again. I have not yet started the swap because I want to spend some more time getting mentally prepared to tackle this thing, and figure this site is probably the best resource for answers to questions I haven't even thought of yet. I have to imagine someone has done a similar transplant previously, I'd love to get some tips and tricks if you're willing to share! Not to mention, if you live in the Cincinnati area and are willing to turn a wrench, I always enjoy talking bikes and cars!