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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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In my 40s and just got my license and bike...2001 750 w/20k miles on it.

A big THANK YOU to the members here for taking the time to share their knowledge and experience.

Through a Google search I found Grambo's Trick which has so far quieted down the valve train. If it doesn't stay quiet, I now know how to address that, too.

Next up on my list: Lubing the splines.

Thanks again for sharing all this info.
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Welcome to the forum cooper. You selected a great bike to start with. Take care of it and it will give you years of fun.

Old Hoss has a lot of good stuff for you to read in his signature and I think it's Kanuk who has a service manual on his page. Both will be very useful to you.

Have fun and ride safe.

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Welcome to the forum.


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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
All LED lighting
Upgraded Mosfet rectifier
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Hi and welcome to the forum Cooper30 hope you enjoy your new pastime
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 06:58 PM
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Welcome to the Vulcan madness Cooper.

Link to Kanuck69`s new and improved service manual thread.


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

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

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Welcome to the forum!

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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Welcome. Glad to see you started off by addressing the Vulcan 750s 2 biggest problem areas. But don't forget yourself as well. If you are a new rider, and haven't already done so, I highly recommend taking the MSF course. Riding a motorcycle in traffic is far more dangerous than it used to be, because of all the distracted drivers out there, and the major increase in the amount of traffic as well. Even after taking both MSF classes, and with 35 years of experience, I have almost been hit more times than I care to think about.

Now that that stuff is out of the way, enjoy your new bike.

I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.

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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-20-2012, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the welcome all.

I took a MSF class a little over a week ago. I'm lucky in the fact that we live in an area where there are plenty of back roads I am riding on so I can learn before I venture out into traffic.

After this past week, I wish I wouldn't have waited so long to do this.
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Welcome, Cooper !...and watch out for the moose ! ...classes wont teach ya that, eh ?

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