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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Maryland, Checking in!

Howdy! My name is Brad, new to the forum here and still a newbie as far as riding and bike maintenance. I'm almost 20, and aside from working and going to school, the bike is what I like to do. Just wish the winter this year wasn't as crappy, I want to ride! But it's giving me time to work on the essentials.
I got my 1989 Vulcan 750 on July 13th, 2009 after taking the MSF class, and since then have been riding/tweaking the bike. I bought it to help get me out of a down streak, and when the weather is nice enough to ride in, I'm not sitting around anymore, which is definitely a nice change. A lot of the work that I have been doing has been with my neighbor, a family friend who has rebuilt a Honda Rebel 450 and Goldwing, and some of it I've been picking up on my own.
Just wanted to get my name out there, and hopefully in the spring/summer get my bike up to prime operating conditions. I'll apologize if, when asking for help, I refer to certain pieces by incorrect names, I'm entirely new to this field but am trying to learn. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

-Brad
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 11:29 AM
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Welcome to the best forum for the VN750. Lots of helpful folks here. You might want to look the Vulcan Verses over; lots of good info there. You can also add your location to your user info so it shows up when you post.

Many agree with you, riding is good therapy!

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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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Welcome! Where are you located? Bunches of us throughout MD - I'm out in Brunswick. Stay warm and dry through this upcoming storm, and we can all begin tweaking again in a few days.

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I'm actually in Frederick myself, the bike resides at my mom's in Woodsboro, and when it warms up it will be moving to Myersville, where I live at now. Right now the bike it all sorts of torn apart, my neighbor and I took the carbs out and found a few problem areas, which we're slowly getting fixed and putting back together. When it gets warm, I'll have to look you up for a ride
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Welcome to the Vulcan madness Brad. Check out the Vulcan Verses as mentioned, see the link below and watch for and do the rear spline lube (especially if you have the rear tire off already). Also see MF-AGM batteries before buying a new one, and NGK Iridium spark plugs.

You may also want to use some Seafoam fuel conditioner in your newly serviced fuel system.

Here is a link to a free downloadable Kawi vn750 service manual, with exploded diagrams and parts names lists and numbers:
http://www.tocmanufacturing.com/File...nd%20Parts.pdf

Come back with whatever questions you have. There are lots of good folks willing to help out whenever needed. Many have spare parts for sale too.
Also see ebay link down in the forums table of contents, directly to vn750 stuff.

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Purchased May 16, 2008
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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'm actually in Frederick myself, the bike resides at my mom's in Woodsboro, and when it warms up it will be moving to Myersville, where I live at now. Right now the bike it all sorts of torn apart, my neighbor and I took the carbs out and found a few problem areas, which we're slowly getting fixed and putting back together. When it gets warm, I'll have to look you up for a ride
Absolutely give a shout! Or if you need any help with the wrenching or parts - I've got a storehouse of extra bits lying around (have an 89 project 750 that I need to start on).

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Absolutely give a shout! Or if you need any help with the wrenching or parts - I've got a storehouse of extra bits lying around (have an 89 project 750 that I need to start on).
Cindy is a very good person to deal with on parts Brad.I have bought a few parts from her and they have been exactly as described,priced fair and shipped quickly,she is also a wealth of info and I hear a pretty fair wrench herself ,you are lucky if she is close by.




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"When all is said and done,usually more is said than done" UNK
Click on one x and drag to the other to read between them.

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XI waited patiently for the Lord; and he turned unto me, and heard my cry. X
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And by all means, learn from your neighbor. I wish I had a bike mechanic for a neighbor...especially if he owned a Rebel 450!


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I do LOTS of dumb stuff. Riding is only one of them.
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Where are the good (read: ultratwisty) roads in Maryland?

Welcome to the forum, Brad.

The journey is the destination.

2006 VN750 (SOLD)
63160 miles
Mustang seat
R/R Relocate
MCCT
MF Battery
Red spark plug wires
Stainless Steel brake lines
Stiffer fork springs
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Welcome to Vulcan Heaven. I live in Joppa and while I no longer own my Vulcan I hang out here because this is the best bunch of people I've ever not met in person! If you need help with your bike you'll get it here and in a hurry. I didn't get my own bike until 2 years ago at age 57 and the only thing I knew about it was the handlebars were in the front. Just a few months later I was doing a spline lube and putting new pipes on it. Learned a lot and couldn't have done without this group. I still have a stash of misc parts, nuts and bolts and other miscellaneous sundry for it hanging around. Hit me up with a PM if you need help or a part.

The Flag on my bike honors those who serve our Country and those who have served!
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