I'm in Reno gearing up for what looks to be a beautiful summer.
3rd year rider, 10k miles experience, 2006 stock 750. It's my first bike.
After some long trips, there my top 3 mods wishlist items are:
1. Hard saddle bags & trunk
2. Better seat (Mustang, I hear) with back rest
3. Highway bars
What do you think? Are these things possible?
The only problem I've had so far is the cam tensioners are clacking like crazy.
Hard saddle bags and trunk are possible. with some slight modification/custom mounting, you should be able to attach just about any hard bags to a set of saddle bag mounts.
A trunk would be easily mounted to a luggage rack if you could find a used one for a decent price. (they seem to be impossible to find brand new due to no longer being made) -I custom built my own luggage rack for this purpose. - you may want to take out the tool box behind the back rest for a good fit (depends on the trunk you get of course.)
For a seat, mustang no longer makes em for our bike, but you can occasionally find them used. Another great option is Corbin. (I have a corbin on my rebel and love it) Granted, I suppose I'm one of the few that find the stock seat on the VN750 fairly comfortable.
Highway bars, there are a few options. I bought my bike with an engine guard already on it and mounted foot pegs to it.
for your cam chain tensioners, I would highly recommend getting the TOC Manufacturing Manual tensioners. at $50 each, they are a little pricey, but well worth it. as a secondary, I would recommend converting the current automatic tensioners to Manual. Search the forum, there's lots of info on this.