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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Hi guys, I'm new to the Vulcan and when I say new I mean new. I just pick up a 1993 750 yesterday. Hope to have some fun with you guys!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 04:08 PM
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Welcome! Here's my new-owners checklist.

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Inspect the tires for air, age and wear. Replace if they are too old, or too worn.
Perform an oil-change.
Inspect all fluid levels. Top up where needed.
Inspect all cables. Lube and replace where needed.
Inspect the brake's wear. Replace if too worn.
Inspect the fork seals and oil. Replace as necessary.
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Inspect, and lube the drive-shaft splines. Moly 60 or better is suggested.
Replace your battery with an AGM or Gel style battery.
Replace your spark plugs with NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Replace the stock Automatic Cam Chain Tensioners with Manual Cam Chain Tensioners, such as the ones manufactured by TOC.
Perform an rear-end oil-change.
Buy some SeaFoam, and use in every few tanks. If you are worried about the carbs being gummed up, you can drain some directly into the carbs via the vent hose.
Inspect the charging system on the bike. The stator is known to fail, which can cause the R/R to fail as well.

1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
TOC MCCTs
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Tuxedo Mod
Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
V&H Cruzers
VN750.com Grill Cover
Meanstreak Seat
Emgo 23-92411 Handlebars
MOSFET FH012AA R/R


1990 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

1998 Honda VFR800 FI

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1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350
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Thanks for that list. We did almost all of that yesterday once we got home, no oil change. I must say this bike is fun to ride, my experance is with enduros and sport bikes.
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Welcome to the Vulcan madness!

Gordon

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 Hunter, What kind of Hunting do you do?

"Show me a man who makes no mistakes, and I'll show you a man who doesn't do things." Theodore Roosevelt."

2007 Victory Kingpin
Current projects - 1986 VN750 & 1988 EL250
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