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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-01-2010, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all, Just passed permit in maine yea for me.
And now fixin the 750 up to ride to work this summer.

What I most likely will be posting about are fixing gauges (cuz my speedo and fuel gauge is nack'd) Dont worry i'll use the search key first

Just wanted to say hi and exsplain i am fresh of the Scottish boat so my spelling a grammer will be a tad off.

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Welcome to the forum.

Don't worry about the spelling and stuff, they will learn eventually. Just be careful with terms you grew up with, like "Glasgow Screwdriver." Most will not have a clue despite being competent in it's use.

Mine is a Red one.
Colour matched Bungee straps
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Welcome to the forum. Don't worry about the spelling and grammar. As you search the forums you'll see that's not a requirement for membership! If you have questions, just ask. Lots of helpful folks here.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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ha i laughed at that one, not heard that one for a while.
maybe i can have you interpret if i get in to trouble

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Welcome to the forum.

Don't worry about the spelling and stuff, they will learn eventually. Just be careful with terms you grew up with, like "Glasgow Screwdriver." Most will not have a clue despite being competent in it's use.
Welcome to the Vulcan Madness scosman. Nack`d or nackered is pretty easy to interpret. From the context in which essexboi uses it, I suspect a Glasgow Screwdriver is one of two things. Either an amber liquid to lubricate and calm the mechanic, or a cylindrical piece of steel weighing from 16 to 48 ounces, attached to a wooden or fiberglass handle, and used to locate the most expensive part, next to the piece you are trying to shift!

Good on ya for tackling repairs on your new-to-you ride. If you can`t find all you need in a search of past threads, come on back and ask for help. There are lots of knowledgeable and helpful folks here. Check the Vulcan verses and see the link below for some other service and maintenance items that you will want to to attend to before racking up a lot of miles.

If you haven`t already done so, go to the User CP at the top of page and fill in your profile and sigline to tell us a little about yourself and your bike. The model year, and whether your bike is stock or modified in some way will help in identifying problems and fixes. There are not many differences in the vn700/750 during the 21 years of its manufacture, but there are a few.

Enjoy the ride.

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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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I suspect a Glasgow Screwdriver is one of two things. Either an amber liquid to lubricate and calm the mechanic, or a cylindrical piece of steel weighing from 16 to 48 ounces, attached to a wooden or fiberglass handle, and used to locate the most expensive part, next to the piece you are trying to shift!
Traditionally a 4 pound lump hammer and used when they need to do very delicate work.

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a hammer.....not needed when you are so good at headbutting
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Traditionally a 4 pound lump hammer and used when they need to do very delicate work.
ROTFL, so my hammer is too small by a pound, eh?
Not a bad guess though, for a Canuck who has never been closer to Glasgow, Scotland than Winnipeg, Manitoba!

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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/showthread.php?t=9127
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Same here, welcome to the club Scosman. May your repairs not take to long so you can get to the best part, the riding is the best.

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 to the forums, sure you will find plenty of help and useful info here.

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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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