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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-05-2010, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Got a 93 750 today!!!!!

Well after researching this forum and finding it the other day with a google search, I horsetraded a guy for his black 93 750. Looks to be in good shape, new tires, lots of chrome, saddlebags. However, he did mention it would not keep the battery charged. He said it had a new battery (acid not agm) and regulator so I guess that leaves the stator. I checked it today with a dvm and got 12.4 with motor and key off, 11.3 running at idle and 11.3 at 5k rpm.... I think this means it shot????? Frame and motor look good, no rust and everything seems to work ok. Had 20k miles. Was looking for a harley 1200 custom but I netted out with my sweat equity only about $300 in the bike. He was asking $1850. Is that about right for this mileage and age? The "ears" are growing on me but the first time I saw it, I thought they were fugly!!! Thanks,

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-05-2010, 09:58 PM
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Welcome to the forum! Think you got a good deal on the bike. If you haven't read the Vulcan Verses, there's lots of info there.

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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-05-2010, 10:04 PM
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Hey Jeff, Welcome to our crazy world lol. Yes that price sounds around right for our area and state this time of year. I'm in Duluth. Shoot Lance328 a PM. He's close by in Buford and knows our bike very well. He really knows whats he's doing and does a superb job at a really decent price if you need to bring the bike to him for work. I know Wileysden and myself can speak from personal experience on the work Lance does, and just how good he is. Yes Lance, this is a shameless ad just for you lol

Hope you get her running right soon and would love to ride with you some time. You've got a really great bike that won't let you down.


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11.3V at 5K means it's shot. No doubt about it. Should be +/- 14V. So you have an engine pull ahead of you. Not a big deal, just time consuming. Plus the price of a new stator of course. '93 is a good year. I used to have a '93. Put over 80,000 miles on it. Original stator. Just lucky I guess.

Definitely read the VV, there are a lot of other things you need to do/check as well.

Once you get it sorted out, the Vulcan 750 is a great bike, both faster and more comfortable than a Sportster.

I also like the ears. Gives it that '80s look. To me, it looks like something is missing if you remove them. Best of luck with your bike. Jerry.

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Welcome.

I find the ears growing on me too. I shall resist nibbling on them though.

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Sounds to me like your stator is toast as well but run through this flow chart 1st.

http://www.4strokes.com/tech/fault_find.pdf

If your stator does prove to be the issue, yes its a PITA but a weekend and a case of beer aught to get her back on the road easily enough. I've replaced my stator twice now on this bike. The second one only took 4 hrs to do. Good luck. Oh as the ears go...ewwww.... had to go.

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Oh yeah, about the ears. I like them, but after being the test gerbil on the bike Lance rebuilt and did an ear shave on, I really liked the quick throttle response and pick up that bike had. So I'm now doing a rejett and ear shave on mine since I've got the V&H's on now.


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If I were you I'd do a search on the site for Stator tests. Basically, the test is to measure what AC current is coming out of the 3 yellow wires which run from the Stator. Measuring that output at various RPMs will tell you how much the stator is producing. Once you know that, you'll know if the stator is shot or if it could be something else further upstream from the stator (like the RR or the Junction box or a bad wire somewhere).

It may very well be the stator, but do the right test before you decide it is.

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If I were you I'd do a search on the site for Stator tests. Basically, the test is to measure what AC current is coming out of the 3 yellow wires which run from the Stator. Measuring that output at various RPMs will tell you how much the stator is producing. Once you know that, you'll know if the stator is shot or if it could be something else further upstream from the stator (like the RR or the Junction box or a bad wire somewhere).

It may very well be the stator, but do the right test before you decide it is.
Ummm...I beleive I supplied a link to a charging system flow chart already in my post up above.

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Believe it or not, I have considered doing the earshave thing, to get rid of the airbox and all the associated plumbing,( I love simplicity) but I would still leave the ears in place, strictly for looks. It needs SOMETHING there. It might look good if you could get round filter housings to replace the stock ones with. It might also be possible to fabricate some, or modify some to fit, especially if they were non functional. Jerry.

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