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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-28-2012, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Just bought a 1994 Vn 750. Everything is in good mechanical order and I'll post pics soon. There are minor cosmetic things that I will address in the future. I am curious to know what sort of upgrades or concerns I should have right now. I bought an agm battery, and plan on switching to led lights because I heard there were some electrical issues with this model. And once I get my windshield, I will feel more comfortable on the highway. I was curious about maybe getting a larger tank - if there are any recommendations for that? I look forward to hearing from some of you, and I will try to catch up with some of the forums as well.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-28-2012, 05:44 PM
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Welcome.

Here's a link that'll help you out with your new to you Scoot:
https://www.vn750.com/forum/verses.php

As for the tank, I am going to see how I can modify a 1500 tank to our 750.

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EMGO Handlebar, V&H Exhaust, Drop Shocks, Raised/Painted Fork, MeanStreak Seat, Tank Bib, ME880 Oversize Tires, Engine Guard, Custom Mirrors, Chris Products Turn Signals, Ear Shave, 150/42 Jets, PINGEL Fuel Valve, MCCT, Volt Meter, Shendegen R/R, AGM Battery, Coastered, .020 Coils, Relo Gauges & Headlamp, SilverStar Ultra, LED Flashing Brake Light, Center Stand Delete, WOLO Airhorn.
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Welcome to the Vulcan madness Doug. Is this your first motorcycle?
Check out the ten things link in my sigline below.
It has several suggestions for things that need to be checked asap.
Especially note fergy`s spline lube.
Change all fluids.

Reinforce the hinge on the toolbox on the back of the seat if you still have the cover, and use a little silicone sealant on the toolbox lock and chrome swing arm covers to keep them on the bike. Those are just a few I recall right now.

There a few threads on modifying or changing fuel tanks, but it seems there are no simple exchanges. I think you will need some metal working skills for that.

There are some pictures in the gallery of auxillary aluminum fuel tanks mounted on a luggage rack if you need serious long range capability.

Enjoy the ride on the new scoot and here in forums.

Gordon

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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 Welcome!

This forum is filled with great information..!

If you click on search, then advanced search you can get more specific for the information your looking for.

Ride Safe.

Accomplishments;

Changed Final Drive Fluid
Iridium Plugs

NGK Spark Plug Wires
Bridgestone Spitfire Tires
Maintenance Free Battery
Lubed the Spline
Shaved and Coastered
Under Tank Air Filter
Re-Jetted
Vn900 Seat Mod w/ Honda 1100 Backrest
Rebuilt Petcock
Custom Mirrors
Custom SaddleBags
LED Taillight
Heads Up Voltage Monitor

Upcoming: Change front fork Seals & Oil, install highway pegs & floorboards
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TOC upgrade on ACCT
Air/fuel mixture set to 2 1/2 out
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iridiums
decals removed
upgraded mirrors
Pic up coil mod done
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Welcome to a fellow Pittsburgher...

......I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere then in any city on earth.

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Welcome friend. You have coem to the right place for any and all info on our bikes. I would start with the link in OlHoss' signature then move on to Versus. I know i'm going to once I have mine running.

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Replaced crankshaft and rod bearings
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To do
Repaint tank, frt fender, and side covers
add saddle bags
add luggage rack
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Welcome to the Vulcan world.
Enjoy and find out what you don't like the most and decide to change that first.

Chad Falstad "Hawk"
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2001 Nomad 1500 Sold March 2012
2001 VN 750 "Sold June with 2008 with 21,000""Serinity"
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Welcome to the forum if you need any info you will find it on here
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Welcome to the best resource a VN7XX owner could hope to find.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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