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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
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.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
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