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Hi everyone - just wanted to introduce myself, as I'm new to the forum. I'm now the proud owner of a '92 Vulcan w/ 19,000 miles; bought it about 3 weeks ago. Blue on blue, only a few nicks here and there, and overall in good shape for its age.

I got a good deal on the bike, but it ended up not being quite a sweet as I thought. The stator was bad, and when the dealer quoted me $700, I felt like I'd been punched in the stomach. In researching the problem, I found VN750.com, and thanks to the collective wisdom and experience of this group, a friend and I were able to pull off the stator replacement in about 15 hours over this past weekend. (Moly 60'd the front splines while I was in there, and relocated the R/R while I had the goat's belly off!)

Thanks so much to everyone who contributes to this site. There's a lot of great info here, and I'm looking forward to putting some serious miles on my new bike!

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- New Electrosport stator
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Hi everyone - just wanted to introduce myself, as I'm new to the forum. I'm now the proud owner of a '92 Vulcan w/ 19,000 miles; bought it about 3 weeks ago. Blue on blue, only a few nicks here and there, and overall in good shape for its age.

I got a good deal on the bike, but it ended up not being quite a sweet as I thought. The stator was bad, and when the dealer quoted me $700, I felt like I'd been punched in the stomach. In researching the problem, I found VN750.com, and thanks to the collective wisdom and experience of this group, a friend and I were able to pull off the stator replacement in about 15 hours over this past weekend. (Moly 60'd the front splines while I was in there, and relocated the R/R while I had the goat's belly off!)

Thanks so much to everyone who contributes to this site. There's a lot of great info here, and I'm looking forward to putting some serious miles on my new bike!
It is good to get a little lube on the front splines, but the critical splines are the one at the rear. That is a slip joint for the drive shaft and it wears if not lubed.

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sounds like you have a couple of the most critical issues out of the way already! welcome to the group and enjoy your ride!

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
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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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Welcome. You've already tackled one of the most dreaded repairs on these bikes! It's all downhill from there.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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Welcome to the Vulcan madness masonb82. Congrats on repairing the stator and getting the new-to-you scoot ready for the road. Your hands on experience in a major repair involving pulling the engine, should build your confidence in your abilities when tackling future service and repairs. Check link below for other items to check and service.

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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/11-vn750-general-discussion/9127-top-ten-items-you-would-suggest-new-owner-do-his-new-ride.html
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Welcome. Yep, you became a Vulcan 750 rider the hard way. Hope your new stator lasts awhile. I have 125,000 o 2 Vulcan 750s, and have yet to have a stator out, but I'm just waiting on it to happen, my luck can't hold out forever. The splines are definitely the most important thing to check on a newly purchased Vulcan 750. I do mine about every 10,000 miles, and do the front and rear drive splines and the ones the rear wheel engages with, all with the same grease, and I don't skimp on the grease. I actually disengage the front splines and pull back the rubber boot, and coat everything good with grease with a popsickle stick. The cost of a new front bevel gear case or final drive gear case is absolutely absurd, and I would not trust eBay replacements. Jerry.

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2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
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The cost of a new front bevel gear case or final drive gear case is absolutely absurd, and I would not trust eBay replacements. Jerry.
The price of pre loved bikes in Blighty is ridiculouly low right now. I have been seriously considering putting in a lowish speculative bid on one on ebay to buy simply for spares. I am sure it would be cheaper in the long run.

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The price of pre loved bikes in Blighty is ridiculouly low right now. I have been seriously considering putting in a lowish speculative bid on one on ebay to buy simply for spares. I am sure it would be cheaper in the long run.
If you can get a parts bike cheap enough, have a place to keep one, and the more expensive parts on it are still good, thats not a bad idea.

It wouldn't be for me though, I bought mine new, and though I ride it a lot (45,000 miles on an '02, purely for recreational use, no commuting), I also seriously over maintain it, so about the only serious things that can go wrong that I would fix are the stator, balancer, and clutch. (I've already replaced the ACCTs with MCCTs, and removed all the air injection crap and CA enissions crap) I would replace those with new parts anyway. As for deep internal engine problems, I'm not going there. I will ride it as long as it still runs, but if serious internal engine problems happen, at that point it will become a parts bike. Unlike my beloved former '66 Triumph Bonneville, I'm not going to get into splitting the cases on this bike, and just like the gear cases, I would not trust a used engine for long trips. There are a couple of people on here that could probably rebuild the engine from the ground up, but for an engine with around 100,000 miles on it, replacing all the parts necessary to make it go another 100,000 miles would cost more than a new bike. Jerry.

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2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
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