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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-14-2012, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Newbie's first ride

Well I've been hoping to get a bike for a long time and finally jumped in the deep end! A year ago, I told my wife I needed a hobby and said I was either going to get a set of golf clubs or learn to ride a motorcycle. She promptly said, "What kind of motorcycle are you going to get?" You see it was kind of a loaded choice as I knew she hated golf

So I signed up for a HD Rider's Edge course in Kansas City, MO and got my license. Well a year later and 2000 miles away, I finally bought a bike. Thanks to DaveT319 destroying his motor and needing a second bike to ride while he fixed the first I was able to buy his temporary 93 Vulcan 750 and off I go! :
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2001 Vulcan 750
marbled
TOC upgrade on ACCT
Air/fuel mixture set to 2 1/2 out
rectifier relocated
splines lubed
iridiums
decals removed
upgraded mirrors
Pic up coil mod done
degoated
All LED lighting
Upgraded Mosfet rectifier
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Welcome to the Vulcan madness Peloncito.

Good choice of motorcycle over golf.
If you play like I do, it`s hit the ball, hunt for the ball. Hit the ball, hunt for the ball.

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1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
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


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/11-vn750-general-discussion/9127-top-ten-items-you-would-suggest-new-owner-do-his-new-ride.html
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welcome to the sickness(and the forum)where the only cure is twisting your right hand.you've got a smart ole lady there.she's a keeper.ride safe and enjoy,brother.now you need to get her a bike

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Welcome buddy. Enjoy gettin' to know the old gal.

'95 Vulcan 750 - Purchased 8/2003 w/ 21,124 miles - passed 50K 9/3/15
* VN900 seat * Daytona handlebar * Converted ACCTs to MCCTs * Relocated R/R * Drilled clutch basket * Coastered * Repainted *
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Welcome Welcome!!!!

Accomplishments;

Changed Final Drive Fluid
Iridium Plugs

NGK Spark Plug Wires
Bridgestone Spitfire Tires
Maintenance Free Battery
Lubed the Spline
Shaved and Coastered
Under Tank Air Filter
Re-Jetted
Vn900 Seat Mod w/ Honda 1100 Backrest
Rebuilt Petcock
Custom Mirrors
Custom SaddleBags
LED Taillight
Heads Up Voltage Monitor

Upcoming: Change front fork Seals & Oil, install highway pegs & floorboards
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Welcome to the forum. Since we cant teach much about golf, you have chosen well.
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2005 VN 750
MF Battery
Plexistar windshield
.040 pilot jets.
Splines lubed 1955 mi.
Marbled
Iridium plugs
Reset pickup coil gaps.
Metzeler ME=880s
Shindengen MOSFET RR
V & H Cruzers
Degoated
Speed bleeders
MCCTs.
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it takes a lot of balls to golf like I do!
so I ride!!!

1986 vn 750 aka "Huck Farley"
42,000 miles
Rick's stator and rr
Tuxedo stator cover mod
pickup coil mod
dampers replaced
agm m/f battery
Harley sportster exhaust, degoated
Hid conversion
splines lubed
custom "vn750.com" grill cover
NGK Iridium spark plugs


acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
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Welcome to the forum, good choice bike over golf so the wife didn't fancy being your caddy then what about pillion you'll never get away from her now if she likes biking
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-15-2012, 10:58 AM
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Welcome to the Vulcan brotherhood. You bought a great bike, take care of it and it will give you a lot of pleasure. If you want to get your wife a nice starter bike look into the Vulcan 500. It's a great one for getting started.

Ride safe and have fun.

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LED Tail/Brakelight & License Plate Light;Chrome Inspection Sticker Plate ;Battery Charging Quick Plug;Kuryakyn LED Battery Voltmeter;Throttle Rocker Palm Rest;Optronics Driving Lamps;KnifeMaker Floor Boards;Halogen Headlamp Bulb;OEM Engine Guard;Iridium Spark Plugs;OEM Luggage rack;Stebel Air Horn;Handlebar Clock; Handlebar Thermometer; Sealed Battery; Marbled; Leather Grip Covers; Rectangular Mirrors

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