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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-16-2009, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi everyone, I recently purchased a 2003 vn750A with the engine in a few boxes.. previous ower gave up! looks like the crank pin is worn, so I may be in over my head. I have a 1985 goldwing aspencade and have done alot of work to it over the years so this should't be too bad.. Appreciate access to this great website... Merry Christmas to all! DAVE
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-16-2009, 08:20 AM
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Welcome aboard Dave. I'm just off to your east in Hillsborough county. At least you have the Honda to ride during this great weather.

Post up any questions about your "project" and I'm sure you'll get answers.

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Welcome to the forum, Dave. Check out jthill's photo documented engine rebuild on the threads The Journey Begins and The Journey Continues. If you have any questions, just ask. Lots of knowledgeable, helpful folks here.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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I am in Ruskin just south of tampa.
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Welcome Dave!

I have an entire spare engine - it runs fine, and just needs a stator. It's an 86, about 24K. I was going to restore a second junk bike I found, but I just don't have the time to do it.

I'm just across the way in Miami, so if you need anything, feel free to drop me a line.

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I used to have an '84 Goldwing Aspencade. Great bikes. But they are a LOT easier to work on than a Vulcan 750, there is plenty of information available for them, as well as parts. The Vulcan engine is far more complicated than the Goldwing engine, new Kawasaki parts are to expensive to make them economically feasible, and there are no aftermarket parts. You can even still get carb kits for early Goldwings, from JCWhitney of all places. They probably have more support than anything besides a Harley.

You have found the best resource available for help and information on your Vulcan, but don't expect it to be easy.

I'm on my second Vulcan 750, both bought new. I plan on replacing it with some version of the Goldwing when it wears out. A new one is out of the question, but I might get a 1500. I'd really rather have the 4 cylinder model though, if I can find one in good shape by that time.

I just realized you said '85. Isn't that the fuel injected model? If so, have you had any problems with the fuel injection? Jerry.

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