Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Cottonwood, Arizona, USA
Newbie gives thanks!
I purchased my '89 VN750 about 6 weeks ago for $350. It was mostly complete, but the carburetor was off the bike and the airboxes seemed to be missing. I was really at a loss for what to do. I'd like to thank all of you seasoned pros for all your amazing posts. After reading up and studying multiple threads, sometimes until 3 in the morning, I finally figured out that the previous owner had started an "earshave" and not finished it. Luckily he had already chopped out the surge box and gotten K&N filters for the carb. Once I figured that out, all I had to do was put the carb back on and buy some fuel line to hook up to the tank. I'm still trying to figure out where the second breather filter hooks to. The guy had put a filter on the front crank case, but not the second one that y'all mentioned. Silly me though, I had already reinstalled the carb, so I have no idea if it has been re-jetted for the increased airflow(a project for the near future). Had some problems getting it running at first, but a new set of plugs and she growls like a demon from hell(only had headers on for first crank). Anyways, I'm about $365 into this bike and it runs well. I have plenty of questions to thread later, but that's a good start, I suppose, for my newbie check in. Thanks to all!