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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-30-2010, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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new to the site n cruiser, owned a crotch rocket b4. thinking about trading a guy my 88 f250 diesel for a 99 750. was wondering what cha guys think of it n if its a good deal or not thxs

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Looks like a good clean stock Vulcan. No info on mileage or how long it has been sitting though. (Do I understand correctly that there is $500 in back registration at the DMV? I`m not sure what that means, we don`t have to pay back registration here in Alberta.) If the bike has been sitting for 5-10 years, at a minimum you will need new tires and clean the carbs.

Link for tire date code:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=11

If you can start the bike, listen for cam chain noise. (Search ACCT and grambo trick).

Take a 10mm socket with a ratchet and 3" extension so you can remove the two bolts inside the sissybar toolbox that are holding the seat on.
Then you can check battery terminal voltage at idle and 3-5K rpm to see how the charging system is working. It should go up from ~12v at idle to 14v +/- at 5K rpm.
Find out all you can about any previous maintenance records.

Do some reading in the Vulcan verses and the top ten link below before going to look at the bike. Good luck, and welcome to the madness.

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Purchased May 16, 2008
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In some states including Kentucky,you have to pay property taxes every year whether or not you license it,they charge a separate registration fee for that as well.

It appears this is the case here,I have an 88 Doge Ram 150 4x4 that I pay taxes only on until I finish my resto job. Then I won't be faced with a year or two of property taxes as well as registration and I don't have to keep insurance on it because it is not currently being used.And I keep a clear title as long as the taxes are paid up.




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Thanks for the info denny. I have never heard of paying property tax on a vehicle before. How much does it cost per year?

As far as I know, in Alberta we only pay property tax on real estate.

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1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

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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


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Thanks for the info denny. I have never heard of paying property tax on a vehicle before. How much does it cost per year?

As far as I know, in Alberta we only pay property tax on real estate.
Good old Kentucky,It is a percentage of assessed value not real sure what percentage is. with it divided between school taxes ,county taxes and state taxes .It is about 30 some odd dollars on the 2005 1500 in addition to registration fees of around 15 buck per year. you also pay sales tax any time you transfer a vehicle into your name,along with a fee to transfer it.So basically the tax you if you buy it ,they tax you if you keep it,and if you sell it they charge you an ad valorem tax for owning it part of that year.

And then you have real estate property taxes and if you own the mineral rights to your property you also pay an unmined minerals tax too.And you can own the surface rights to your property in KY and someone else can own the minerals.If it is to be mined the company mining has to buy your surface rights or lease them,but for drilling operations you have to allow an Oil or Gas company "Reasonable Access" to their reserve of gas or oil,then you can make them pay for surface disturbance ,after the fact.Usually a lot less than it is worth unless you go to court.

So there is tonites Civics lesson from Ky,And people wonder why The people want to kick a bunch of career politicians to the curb this year,and that's just state taxes ,Now the federal government wants us to ""Share the wealth" I just want what I have worked for and to be Left alone.




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"When all is said and done,usually more is said than done" UNK
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Psalm 40:1...
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we have personal property taxes here in VA on vehicles is 4.57% per year with a 70% reduction on the first $20,000. The value of my truck according to the NADA used car guide which is what they use is $13,967 so my tax figures like this. (13967/100)X4.57=638.29x.3=191.49 so between my truck the wifes car the bike and the enclosed trailer we spend around $600 per year on vehicle taxes.


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new to the site n cruiser, owned a crotch rocket b4. thinking about trading a guy my 88 f250 diesel for a 99 750. was wondering what cha guys think of it n if its a good deal or not thxs

The Bike

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/mcy/2016438994.html

My truck

Not sure who'd lacking more detail, the OP or the craigs list ad. Do you have something else you could drive besides the truck? If so, I say go for the bike. They're fun as hell and have a sportbike engine. Apart from the riding position, you'll be right at home. Nice truck by the way, I like that.
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