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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-27-2012, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone-

I am a proud owner of a 1986 Vulcan and have had the bike go in and out of my possession now for close to 7 years. It has been a tried and true champ amongst my friends. I moved out of state and handed it off to a friend for close to 5 years, and just got her back last year.

I am new to the site and came upon it in my search for some original parts for my bike. I was hoping to gain some knowledge here, not only on how to better maintain my bike myself, but also some good recommendations on how to find the original parts I seek. Most importantly i need to find a new rear hand grip and luggage rack. My has cracked and is causing problems anchoring the seat. i will poke around and see what I find, but please feel free to point me in the right direction.

Look forward to interacting with you all and learning as much as I can. Great to see a community of enthusiasts out here!

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-27-2012, 12:44 PM
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Welcome to the group & back to the bike!

The best place to find used parts is Ebay. New parts can still be aquired thru most dealers. For online ordering alot of folks like to use ronayers.com. Not sure why other than they have a good track record. Another good site for parts is bikebandit.com.

Ebay does quite often have new parts as well.
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Welcome welcome !!!! Always nice to see fresh faces!

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Changed Final Drive Fluid
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Welcome to the group, I may have a stock backrest, the chrome hoop, if that is what you are looking for.

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Welcome friend! I just have two questions for you: Do you live in NH but are bicoastal? And two: what's a "rear hand grip?" Again, welcome to a great forum.
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Welcome to the group, I may have a stock backrest, the chrome hoop, if that is what you are looking for.
I seem to have the luggage rack in tacked, it's just the back rest piece that attaches to both the seat and threads through the luggage piece into the fender mount . Could I get an new back rest update to provide the same duties as far as securing the seat?

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Welcome friend! I just have two questions for you: Do you live in NH but are bicoastal? And two: what's a "rear hand grip?" Again, welcome to a great forum.

I live in NH, but in my 20's considered myself a roamer of both coasts. Rear hand grip is actually the attachment arm of the seat and tool box to the rear fender, according to Clymer.
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Welcome to the forum, lot's of great information here!! I've been buying a lot of parts lately, and I've found the cheapest to be Power Sports Plus:

http://www.powersportsplus.com/parts...750/parts.html



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welcome! 1986, a good year.

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