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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-01-2009, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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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!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-01-2009, 02:12 PM
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Tsup Ron? Sounds like it could be a nice pick up buddy! There's not a doubt in my mind the people here can help. As I'm all the way across both our states, wrenching is out but hopefully you can get your uncle back up and running sometime soon. Good luck with the build!
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well you came to the right place! you will get nothing but the best help here!
also I believe that there is at least one member on here that lives in Cincinnati.
welcome to the madness!
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Welcome to the fount of knowledge on the VN7_ _! Good price on those parts, BTW. Have you read the Vulcan Verses yet? Any chance it's just the ACCTs (Automatic Cam Chain Tensioners) making the noise? With the age of the bike, the balance dampers are also suspect and definitely need to be replaced if you're getting into the engine. If you have chunks of rubber and metal flakes on the oil filter screen, the balancers are probably toast.

Do a search for a post called The Journey Begins (I and II) by JTHill for a great write up of an engine rebuild with pics.

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as FC said I'd check the camchain tensioners first, timing chain slap VN750.com type in< grambo trick> and it will give you an Idea how to check for wornout tensioners ,how far are you from KY?




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Welcome aboard. Too bad we are on opposite ends of the state.

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Thanks for the welcome, guys! I've not had much time to surf around here much these last couple of days and I've not yet read the Verses yet, but I'll read through them before tearing into this thing. If I can make it sound better by adjusting the ACCT's, we'll get it cleaned up and have him back on the road!
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Thanks for the welcome, guys! I've not had much time to surf around here much these last couple of days and I've not yet read the Verses yet, but I'll read through them before tearing into this thing. If I can make it sound better by adjusting the ACCT's, we'll get it cleaned up and have him back on the road!
Welcome to the group Ron and good luck with the project. There's no shortage of info to help you around here.
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Welcome to the Vulcan madness Ron. You need to get your uncle signed up here too. Even if he doesn`t do the wrenching on the bike, there is still a lot here for owner/riders to learn. God luck with the bike. I hope it is something simple like the ACCTs.

If you do have to dig deeper, here is jthills pictures and chronicle of his journey into the heart of the beast:
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...journey+begins

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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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