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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-02-2012, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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just picked up a used 2005 vulcan 750 woohoo! Can't wait to ride!
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-02-2012, 07:15 PM
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just picked up a used 2005 vulcan 750 woohoo! Can't wait to ride!
Woohoo, congrats!

Now, before you ride any distance, lube those drive-shaft splines with some good moly grease! Here is the verse on it:

The only thing you'll really have to buy is the appropriate o-ring, and the moly grease. A lot of us use Moly 60 from Honda, but any good moly based grease will do. Do this at least every 10k miles, just in case.

The factory seems to missed lubing those on a lot of bikes, and can lead to premature failure. It can cost around $150-300 to replace the bad piece with a used one, and I am sure new OEM is much more expensive.

I would also look into an AGM battery, and some iridium spark plugs. Part # for the plugs and the battery that I use is in my signature. A lot of the guys like the Deka branded batteries as well.

If that wasn't enough, you'll want to get rid of those nasty Automatic Cam Chain Tensioners at some stage, and replace them with some Manual Tensioners. Some convert their ACCTs to manual, but personally I would just suggest buying some TOC branded tensioners.

I think that covers the basics! You should have a solid bike, as 2006 was the final production year, so yours is almost as new as a VN750 can be!

1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
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Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
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Welcome to the group, read teh Vulcan Verses to get all the info you will need.

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Welcome and Congrats on your new scoot.

1986 Black Kawasaki Vulcan VN750 "Black KAWK"
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EMGO Handlebar, V&H Exhaust, Drop Shocks, Raised/Painted Fork, MeanStreak Seat, Tank Bib, ME880 Oversize Tires, Engine Guard, Custom Mirrors, Chris Products Turn Signals, Ear Shave, 150/42 Jets, PINGEL Fuel Valve, MCCT, Volt Meter, Shendegen R/R, AGM Battery, Coastered, .020 Coils, Relo Gauges & Headlamp, SilverStar Ultra, LED Flashing Brake Light, Center Stand Delete, WOLO Airhorn.
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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
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I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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Welcome. I would definitely do the spline lube thing right now, and consider going ahead and replacing the ACCTs with TOC MCCTs. If they have not failed yet, they will, and may cause engine damage before you realize it. I also recommend leaving the intake system stock, and using stock air filters, properly oiled. If you want to change the exhaust for more sound, I recommend using an aftermarket exhaust system designed for your bike, and properly jetting the carbs for it, rather than cutting up the precision tuned stock system to avoid possible engine damage.

I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.

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