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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-23-2012, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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Red face Just bought a 1987 VN750 - a few questions

Hi just bought my VN750 (US version) from 1987. It has 36000 miles on the clock. I do not have any service history coming with it, however oil, filters, spark plugs, brake fluid has been changed.

Do you guys in here have any recommendation on what to replace, what to service. I heard a noise coming from the front cylinder - and found a link to the GRAMBO trick, which I tried out - and it helped. Should I replace the two cam shaft tensioners - or should I go for a complete overhaul, replacing chains etc?

What would you guys do?

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Hey man, welcome to the forum. The absolute first thing everyone here recomends is to check and lube the splines..
Check this post.

https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17274



with the chain tensioners, most I have read about end up using manual ones from this company.

http://www.tocmanufacturing.com/Manu...nTensioner.htm

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read the vulcan verses, good information in there.

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Thanks for the warm welcome.

As I read it, lube the splines - and replace the Acct"s.

So this it all the service I should do to a bike with 36000 miles on the clock?

Anyone that has a bike that has gone so many miles?

Best regards

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spray some WD40 on the Side stand switch. I got stranded last year and was having all sorts of what I thought were major problems getting the bike going and it turned out to be the side stand switch!



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Bought 4/2011 28k Miles,
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Thanks for the warm welcome.

As I read it, lube the splines - and replace the Acct"s.

So this it all the service I should do to a bike with 36000 miles on the clock?

Anyone that has a bike that has gone so many miles?

Best regards

Torben
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No this is not all there are lots to do on these bikes, read the verses on the main page as per Scubas post earlier, here is the link https://www.vn750.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=36
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Thanks for the warm welcome.

As I read it, lube the splines - and replace the Acct"s.

So this it all the service I should do to a bike with 36000 miles on the clock?

Anyone that has a bike that has gone so many miles?

Best regards

Torben
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Change the air in the tires. You don't want all that old 36,000 mile air in there.

lets see, how bout...
AGM battery
Check the R/R and related connectors for damage/melting
old/worn tires
fork seals/oil
brakes
tubes/hoses
air filters
coolant
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