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Picked up an '02 VN750 2 days ago. It has 16,663 miles on the clock, been garaged all of it's life. Paid $800 to a co-worker for it. It needs work, but nothing I can't handle so far.

Bought a new '89 VN750 back in, well... '89 then sold it in '94 when we had our first kid. Sold it with 46,500 miles on the clock. Been chomping at the bit for another one ever since. Stator went out then, with children on the way didn't seem worth it to fix and keep. Other than that, the bike was great to ride.

The '02 I picked up 2 days ago has issues. Like the radiator fan started running all by itself last night and the bike hadn't been riden since it was dropped off here 2 days ago! And it's still pretty much winter here in VA.
After some midnight troubleshooting, I determined it's the Junction Box.

While pulling the battery, I noticed the battery tray is eaten up with battery acid. And the acid has dripped down on the R/R and connector. The connector is shot, and needs to be replaced.

Prior to the electrical malfunction with the Junction Box/Fan relay, I checked the status of the Stator. At idle it's putting out 13.5vdc, at 4000rpm it's putting out 14.5vdc.

I'm going to replace the R/R, Junction box and air filters. What is a good online site to get OEM Kawasaki parts? Also, is there a connector kit available for the R/R? Is this something I can get from a dealer? Been almost 18yrs since I've riden, so I'm out of touch to say the least.

Thanks for you help, sorry so long winded.

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Welcome to the forum. Check here for parts


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2001 Vulcan 750
TOC upgrade on ACCT
Air/fuel mixture set to 2 1/2 out
rectifier relocated
splines lubed
decals removed
upgraded mirrors
Pic up coil mod done
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Welcome to the forum brother. !!! I am about to do an ears have on my bike. So if your not in a huge hurry I will have some very lightly used oem filters I can sell you cheap soon. I bought them about 4 months ago. Ridden my bike under 500 miles since then I'm sure. Pm me if your interested and not in a big hurry. Good luck with the bike and welcome to the group !


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Vn900 Seat Mod w/ Honda 1100 Backrest
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Welcome. Here's a link to the six pin connectors:

It's a good idea to go through the wiring harness, remove all the connectors, clean them with plastic safe contact cleaner, and add a coating of dielectric grease before reassembly.

Many of us have installed AGM batteries (OlHoss has a link to good ones) because they won't leak acid on the electronics or frame. Plus you don't have to pull the seat to check/add water and they have more CCAs.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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Currently 23,298 miles

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Welcome to the forum! I love hearing about previous VN750 owners who seek out another one and return to the forum. Kinda tells you something about the VN750 and it's followers
Good luck and enjoy!
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Welcome to the forum friend. Check out I'm doing a bottem end rebuild and they saved me some good $$$ over the local Kaw dealer.

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Replaced crankshaft and rod bearings
sportster mufflers installed

To do
Repaint tank, frt fender, and side covers
add saddle bags
add luggage rack
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Welcome to the Vulcan madness Rusty.

Here is a link to a high quality MF-AGM Deka battery.

Kanuck69 and Knifemaker mentioned these two "next generation" batteries in posts yesterday.
They are pricey, but might be a better deal in the long run if they are as good as claimed.


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

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Welcome. and are my 2 favorite online places for oem parts. Their one disadvantage is if you need one very small inexpensive part, they have a minimum shipping charge. But unless you live in the state where they are located there is no sales tax. I'd rather pay the shipping charge than make TWO trips to a dealer, one to order the part, another to pick it up, and get harassed by the sales vultures both times.

Don't forget to do the spline lube, check the cam chain tensioners, and please leave the intake stock.

I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.

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