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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-11-2010, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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New to me '93 Vn750, Saying Hello

Hi all,

Avid forum stalker here who just put his VN750 in his garage yesterday. I just bought a new no maintenance battery for the beast, all i have to do now is switch the registration over from my old Honda CM400T. I can't wait to take her out, she a bit bigger then what I've been working with for the past couple of years, lol.

I'll update some more and throw some picts. up once i clean her. She's been in a dusty garage for quiet some time, but she'll look brand new again once done this weekend.

Anyways, thanks to everyone who's a part of the community so far, I've learned a lot just by browsing today. Hope to talk to you guys again soon.

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Welcome to the forum, Sean. Think you're gonna like her!

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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Congrats on the upgrade I'll be getting my new to me VN 750 this weekend and on of the first things I plan on doing is getting a new battery. Post pics after you get her all cleaned up
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Welcome to the forum, Sean. The 750's aren't much of a beast, but be ready to adjust for the power.

2005 Vulcan 750
Black and Silver
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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The Vulcan 750 is a great bike. I've owned two, the first was a '93 that I put more than 80,000 miles on. Before you do much riding, read the Vulcan Verses, and do the spline lube. This is critical. Some things can wait a little while, but not the spline lube. Do it now.

As for the battery, get a MF AGM battery. Checking the fluid level in a Vulcan battery is a real PITA, and I am convinced that it can damage the stator if you run it with a low water level, and the shorted battery that follows soon thereafter. Before MF batteries came out, I rode mine around without the seat bolts (I had the extended backrest to help hold it in place) for years, because you have to open the tool box door to remove the bolts, and you can only open and close it so many times before it breaks off. I checked the water level every 2 weeks or 500 miles (+/-) That's one thing I'll never have to do again. Anyway, get the spline lube done yesterday, then do all the other services listed in the owners manual. I would completely remove the complete air injection system, and the CA evap system if you have one, but that can wait. Spline lube first, change oil, coolant, final drive gear oil, and brake fluid. Jerry.

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Welcome to the Vulcan forum Sean. X2 to Jerry`s advice above. For more suggestions of service needed,etc., see link below.


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Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
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Welcome to the forum,. Get stuck into that cleaning and polishing, the warmer weather is coming and you would hate to miss a single day of it.

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Congrats Sean! You're going to love your new bike, and don't be fooled, it may not look like a beast, but it will go. X3 on what Jerry said except he forgot to mention the SPLINE LUBE. Just kidding. It is that important!
Enjoy the bike and your new vn750 family! Spline lube procedure is below...

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Thanks for the awesome spline lube link, I'll definitely be using those instructions within the next week or two. I'm still waiting for the service manual to come in the mail so I haven't been able to get too mechanically in depth with it. I still have to get my friend to move his dead Honda Civic out of the garage before i can get my work station back in order, lol. I did get it home the other day though, had a great first drive, even if it only was about 10 minutes. The new battery worked like a charm, she started right up, even with the old gas.
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