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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Congratulations on getting a Vulcan 750. It is a good bike, with a few issues, but if taken care off will last a long time. My '02 has 72,000 miles on it. Check out the posts about the spline lube (you need to do that yesterday) and the cam chain tensioners, this bikes two main problems. And definitely get some training. I highly recommend the MSF course.
And PLEASE leave your intake system and exhaust stock. Resist the temptation to do the earshave thing and cut up your exhaust, unless this is just a project bike you plan to get rid of in the not too distant future. With 23,000 miles on it, left stock, and properly maintained, it will last practically forever. With that many miles on it though, I would recommend replacing the defective oem cam chain tensioners with TOC tensioners. Many Vulcan 750 engines have been seriously damaged or destroyed by failure of the oem tensioners. Everybody makes a big deal out of the stator and R/R, but those won't destroy your engine. The cam chain tensioners will.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
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