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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-25-2010, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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hey my name is tim, i just bought a 94 vulcan 750. i live in chicago and can't wait to get out riding this will be my first season riding and i am itchin to ride.
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Welcome to the site Tim. Actually, welcome to all our new members, I've been out of the loop and trying to get caught up. Make sure to check out the Vulcan Verses. Wealth of info and feel free to ask any of us for advice.

2005 Vulcan 750
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Windshield
Saddlebags
OEM Hghwy Bars
O-ring Footpegs
OEM Luggage Rack
V&H Exhaust System
TOC ACCT Rebuild
Die Hard Gold AGM MFB
Spline Lube every tire change
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Welcome, Tim. This forum really adds value to owning a VN750. The Vulcan can be a lot of bike for a first time rider, so take it slowly at first. I'm sure others will also suggest that you take the MSF (Motorcycle safety Foundation) basic rider's course. Lots of information and techniques to help make you a better rider and keep you safe.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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Welcome to the madness tim. Good on ya for making your first post on the newbie checkin. Next step is go to the User CP and fill out your profile and signature line.
Tell us a little more about yourself and the new-to-you scoot. ie, stock? modifications? any plans for mods?

Are you a young guy, or one of us old farts in a second childhood with a new toy?

Gordon

1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
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


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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welcom to the club Tim. Have fun riding and keep it safe, it takes a long time to get the real feel of the bike and how it will handle. Practice almost makes you perfect, but never think you can handle every factor of riding. The unexspected is what will get you, so always be ready and keep a good eye out for the other guy. Ride safe and keep the wheels down.

2004 25,500 miles
Led tail light enhancement
Homemade floor boards
Headlight modulator
Extra heat sink on R+R
R+R relocation
Homemade driver's backrest
Fused Stator
Mcct conversion-cost 4.50
Ride-on in tires
crash bar with home made hyway pegs
iridium plugs
home made fork wind deflectors
coil pickups adjusted.
Kenda kruz tires 110/90 170/80
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Welcome. And if the Vulcan 750 is your first bike, be careful. It is not big and heavy, and handles great. But it has a lot more power than you might think for a 750cc cruiser. First thing to do before anything else is check and lube the final drive splines. Hopefully they are still ok. Kawasaki messed up big time, and didn't lube most of them when they built the bikes. Might as well get that out of the way, so you don't have to worry about it.

I replied to your post about your missing toolbox door, and unfortunately it will not be cheap, unless you can find used parts. The chances of finding the door assembly itself used is pretty much impossible, but someone here might have a lock. Jerry.

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2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
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1979 Vespa P200E
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welcome to our home away from home. any questions, ask away. you'll have more answers sooner than you think. all the guys and gals are great here!!!!!

1986 vn 750 aka "Huck Farley"
42,000 miles
Rick's stator and rr
Tuxedo stator cover mod
pickup coil mod
dampers replaced
agm m/f battery
Harley sportster exhaust, degoated
Hid conversion
splines lubed
custom "vn750.com" grill cover
NGK Iridium spark plugs


acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
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Hey Tim, Great choice. You're going to love it!

"Show me a man who makes no mistakes, and I'll show you a man who doesn't do things." Theodore Roosevelt."

2007 Victory Kingpin
Current projects - 1986 VN750 & 1988 EL250
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welcome Tim, you found the best source of info on the vn750 any where
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-26-2010, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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thank you for the warm welcome, i will be taking a riding course as soon as i can. this forum has already helped fix the acct noise that the bike was making, those splines are the next thing on the list
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