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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-13-2012, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Hey there, new VN750 owner!

Whoops, missed this forum when I signed up...

Good to see such an active owner/rider forum out there for these bikes! I give you my humble entry into the club...
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Multiple small issues and had to get a new CDI box for it to run..
- had to install new neutral switch wire (missing)
- new bolts for seat back and cleaned up seat threads
- had to sync carbs
- seems choke plungers/circuits dirty
- small oil leak from front lower engine seam
- rear diff oil seal leaks
- handlebars slightly bent (but no evidence bike was down)
- exhaust cover, left side, loose (clamp broken)
- rear signals have broken stems
- speedo bulb out (and they epoxied the damn housing)

Came with newer (<1000mi) Bridgestones and a set of bags.

Done a few mods suggested here on the forums, bike is running great! Did I mention I landed it for $750?

'86 VN750
Pickup coil mod
Iridium plugs
New CDI Ignitor
Clutch Basket Mod

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-13-2012, 06:23 PM
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Welcome to the Vulcan madness.
Those tank colors are for a newer bike than the `86 in your sigline.
I`m confused.

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Welcome to the forum, and PLEASE, before going for a LONG ride, make sure yer driveshaft splines are lubed and your rear pumpkin has good fluid. Seems like the newer Vulcans were forgotten at the factory when it came to drivetrain lubing.



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Those tank colors are for a newer bike than the `86 in your sigline.
I`m confused.
But his wheels scream '86!


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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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But his wheels scream '86!
Yep! Though the '86 tank design is the best, imo

1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
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Coastered & Shaved
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Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
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TOC upgrade on ACCT
Air/fuel mixture set to 2 1/2 out
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Welcome to the Vulcan madness.
Those tank colors are for a newer bike than the `86 in your sigline.
I`m confused.
The lady I bought it from did say the tank/covers were newer. Even so, there's about a 1.5" dent in one side but no rust.

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Welcome to the forum, and PLEASE, before going for a LONG ride, make sure yer driveshaft splines are lubed and your rear pumpkin has good fluid. Seems like the newer Vulcans were forgotten at the factory when it came to drivetrain lubing.
Thanks! I've made sure to top off the rear end fluid and the spline lube is a project for after the season (since I'll have the rear apart to replace the diff seal anyway).

'86 VN750
Pickup coil mod
Iridium plugs
New CDI Ignitor
Clutch Basket Mod
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Welcome Nebraska68.

I don't know ... kinda looks like the tank, side covers, grab rails, mirrors, and brake master cylinder came off a newer model. Maybe a '99?

Nice clean lookin' ride.

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Welcome to the forum, I wouldn't wait for the end of the season to do the splines, if they haven't been done and they fail you are in for some hefty prices to replace the hub and shaft
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Where are you located?

There seems to be a few of us here in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area. What part of Nebraska are you in? Nice find on the bike!
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