I'm fairly new to this VN750 thing, but I'm hooked. I picked up a 1986 VN750 with 6998 miles. Found it in a chicken coop, been sitting there for about 10 years. I gave it quick cleaning, cleaned out the fuel tank, rebuilt the carbs, changed the jets and removed the "ears", removed the battery box to clean the rust and discovered the voltage regulator had been eaten by the acid that had leaked out of the battery. So I got a new reg and harness connector, and relocated the reg to the left front frame rail (plenty of air here). Now I'm wiating for the new battery. I had it running and it sounds and runs very well, but it still does not charge above 12.5 volts. I hope the battery can fix that.