Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Worden, IL 62097
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.