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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys I've been site seeing around the web and hands down this is the best for all my newbie questions because I just got a VN750 and it's my first bike so I'm super stoked to get goin on my bobber build. I was wondering if anyone could give me advice on what NOT to do and what to do so I can build the badest bike in town!
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Here are some definite things to do that are somewhat specific to the VN750, no matter what you're doing with your bike...

-Lube drive shaft splines
-Change battery to AGM
-Change spark-plugs to Iridums (signature for model #)
-Change Automatic Cam Chain Tensioners to Manual ones made by TOC.
-Check your charging and electrical system thoroughly with a multimeter.

Search the forum for the relevant how to posts.


1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Tuxedo Mod
Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
V&H Cruzers Grill Cover
Meanstreak Seat
Emgo 23-92411 Handlebars

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 11:32 PM
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Welcome to the forum friend.

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85 VN700
Replaced crankshaft and rod bearings
sportster mufflers installed

To do
Repaint tank, frt fender, and side covers
add saddle bags
add luggage rack
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Why would anyone ever highly modify their first bike? You need to learn how to ride first! Ninja, harley, zuki, whatever it is, please learn to ride first, this would be a NOT to do!
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I would recomend riding and gettign used to before you make a bobber.
Great Idea to do all the maintance also, keeps the bike running great.

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2001 Nomad 1500 Sold March 2012
2001 VN 750 "Sold June with 2008 with 21,000""Serinity"
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X2 to all the suggestions to ride the bike as is for a season or two.
Find out what you like and what you would like to change.
See the "ten things" link in my sigline for many maintenance items to do sooner rather than later.

Oh yeah, welcome to the Vulcan madness !!


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Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15

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I'm with the other guys.. Learn to ride, learn the bike then chop it up.

1995 VN750 (SOLD)
05-06 CBR600 R/R
engine guard w/HW pegs
Tires, 230's (170/110)
Smaller blinkers
Driving lights
Pickup coil mod
Speedo delete
mirrors w/reverse mount
Black grips

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Carbon fiber fender F&R
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-07-2012, 01:52 AM
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welcome... start with simple mods, that only effect looks, then as your riding abilities mature, start bobbing away.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-07-2012, 10:05 AM
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Welcome and CONGRATS on your acquisition.

1. Sign up for the Motorcycle Safety Course.
2. Build the bike the way YOU want to and for YOUR riding style.
3. Reseach. If you can think it, it has probably been done already so save yourself some headache and do your research.

Good Luck.

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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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There are several bobber projects that have been done. Do a search and get some ideas.

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