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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-14-2012, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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1st post and a few noob questions

I have a 01 vn750, the bike has been sitting for a couple years now and does need some work. I honestly do not have much mechanical knowledge but am looking to learn. The bike has some rust on the wheels and in various other places. I know it needs a new stator and the electric ignition was broke. I took the gas tank off and found it quite dirty so I am going to clean it and possibly use electroplating? technique to remove the rust and get it in good shape again. It has inline fuel filters which dont seem to be bad but will be replaced. I cleaned up the contacts and got the electric ignition going again. I do not know where to start on this bike, but money is tight so I believe I will work on the rust issues as I can remove and hopefully fix them for fairly cheap. As for the rest of it, is there somewhere on here that has a list of links on some maintance procedures and a good order to go through them in? And any good manuals that I could buy to help me visualise what I am needing to do. Sorry if this is too vauge but as I said I do not know much but am eager to learn and very persistant if it gets tough. I just want to make sure I dont skip anything so that when I get this thing going again I wont have any surprises. Also it did run fine last time it was started other than having to push start it because of the ignition problem and not being able to shut it off because the stator is bad and it wouldnt restart well.
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Welcome to the forum, Check the verses on here and then there is a manual down load free, anything you need to know just type in the google search box
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Welcome to the forum Schuman. Good luck with your bike. If it ran then it can't be all bad.

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Yes Welcome to the forum! You can get a copy of the repair manual in my signature.
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Welcome to the Vulcan madness Schuman.

Download the Kawi service manual in Kanucks sigline, and consider getting a Clymer service manual in paperback too.

Here is a link to an online MC repair course.
Do some reading there to get an idea where to start.
http://www.dansmc.com/MC_repaircourse.htm

Read through the "Ten Things" link in my sigline too.
First thing is to get the engine running before spending time and money on anything else.

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Welcome to the group, where are you located? Update your signature when you get a chance, you never know, someone might be close by that could give you a hand.

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like olhoss said, get her running good first so you know its worth cleaning up. if the stator does test bad consider doing tuxedo's stator mod.

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acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

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stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
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Thanks for all the replys. I am located in Worden, IL about an hour from St.Louis MO. Thanks for the link to the repair course, I had already been to that site and had it bookmarked and it does have a lot of information. The bike did run before, but it has been in the shed for some time now and after what the gas tank looked like I didnt try to start it with the tank on. I did get it to stat cranking over again so no more push starting. I had the stator tested before it got put into the shed and it was bad. I definatly believe it is worth fixing as it is one of the few bikes that I actually like the feel of when riding. As far as the tuxedo mod goes, I think I will skip it this time as I do not feel comfortable cutting into the engine like that. Maybe once I have had more experience and IF it happens to go bad again then I will try it. Anyone had any experience with Electrosport stators?
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Thanks for all the replys. I am located in Worden, IL about an hour from St.Louis MO. Thanks for the link to the repair course, I had already been to that site and had it bookmarked and it does have a lot of information. The bike did run before, but it has been in the shed for some time now and after what the gas tank looked like I didnt try to start it with the tank on. I did get it to stat cranking over again so no more push starting. I had the stator tested before it got put into the shed and it was bad. I definatly believe it is worth fixing as it is one of the few bikes that I actually like the feel of when riding. As far as the tuxedo mod goes, I think I will skip it this time as I do not feel comfortable cutting into the engine like that. Maybe once I have had more experience and IF it happens to go bad again then I will try it. Anyone had any experience with Electrosport stators?
Electrosport components used to have a good reputation, but lately it seems to be of lower quality. Probably cheap Chinese junk now.

We have been recommending Tim Parrott`s rebuilt stators for several years, but I see his Ebay auction/buy it now is ended. Read through the ad if it stays up. It will give you a good idea of the high quality of his rebuilt stators.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/motorcycle-s...sories&vxp=mtr

Here is his website address: http://www.tpe-usa.com/
He has an email address in there that I would try too. [email protected]

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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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