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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-14-2010, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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hello all my names charlie I just bought my first vulcan yesterday its a 05 with 134 miles,the first owner had never rode before,dropped it, a few scratches, bent the handle bars,decided riding wasnt for him,I got the bike for a song a sweet song that is.It needs a few things and a good cleaning but its actually brand new,ifyou guys could tell me some ofthe problem areas with these bikes I would greatly appreciate it.I have a 87 454 ltd that I been riding a couple years now,its a great bike only 9,000 miles when I bought it,now it has 14,000.thanks for this site it seems really great
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-15-2010, 08:38 AM
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Welcome, charlie. Go to the Vulcan Verses section of the forum and browse around. That should answer a lot of your questions. OlHossCanada should be checking in soon. He has a lot of info for new VN750 riders in his signature

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Charlie, you found the right place for your 750! Welcome. While you're cleaning and replacing parts, you need to go ahead and get some Moly 60 from your Honda shop. You'll need it to lube your splines and set her up for a long lasting relationship. You'll see a link to the procedure below in my sig. Definitely read the Verses, under the Forum link above. Lots of folks here ready to help you in any way. Enjoy your new bike!

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Spline Lube Procedure, with photos, R/R Relocation and Coil Mod
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watch the power difference when you get her going, the vn has a lot of pep. welcome to our gang, all the info you need is here, if you cant find it ask, these guys and gals will climb on top each other to help you!

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 "" grill cover
NGK Iridium spark plugs

acct to mcct mod

rekeying locks,

stator replacement walkthrough,
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Originally Posted by wib714 View Post
watch the power difference when you get her going, the vn has a lot of pep. welcome to our gang, all the info you need is here, if you cant find it ask, these guys and gals will climb on top each other to help you!
he said that he has been riding a KAW 454ltd for that last few there should be no problem with the "power difference". the 454 ltd is a pretty peppy bike it's self!
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Welcome to the Vulcan madness Charlie. X2 to reading the Verses and check out link below in my sig line.

Here is a link to a free downloadable Kawi VN750 service manual. It is big, so save it to save time next time you need it.


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Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

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July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15

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I hope you get your bargain sorted soon. It is a sweet song to ride as well.

Mine is a Red one.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-15-2010, 11:57 PM
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Welcome. As the former owner of an '86 454 LTD myself, the Vulcan 750 does not have a lot more power than the 454. The main difference is it is a little bigger and heavier, but still plenty of fun on twisty roads. DEFINITELY check and lube the final drive splines, right now, before riding it. With such low mileage, you got yours in time to save the splines, unlike many people. Jerry.

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Welcome to the group, great info here.

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