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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-09-2014, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hello! Before I bought my bike, I spent a long while reading through the forums, so I decided to register. That way I could possibly help others and get some much needed info for myself. I've been riding motocross for 10+ years, but with a wife and kids and only 1 day off, I'd rather spend it with them, than a day out at the track. So I sold my YZ and bought a 1994 Vulcan 750 off Craigslist. The bike was pretty clean, recent oil change, new front brakes and new rubbers front and back. Took the wife to look at it and she liked, so I talked them down from $1200 to $950. It has 39K miles and she threw in some saddle bags. Also she mentioned it was an after market exhaust and something about a wire from the battery for winter storage? Not real sure what she was talking about though. This is my first road bike, so I'm a newb to how they work. It also came with a Clymer manual. Any suggestions or points of interest I should be doing to the bike? I appreciate the help, Thanks!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-09-2014, 03:20 PM
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Where in Michigan are you? Might be close enough to meet up or if you need any help.


Looks like Vance and Hines pipes and the Kawasaki luggage rack. Those are both nice things to have on your bike. Things to look for are: proper fluid levels, rear spline lubed, charging system working as it should.

She was probably saying there is a pigtail installed for a trickle charger so you don't have to take the battery out over winter.


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Welcome to the forums. You look like you got a MUCH better deal than did. I like the blue.
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M_Angell I appreciate the tips and the offer to help. I'm just north of Flint, so that's a little over an hour north of Westland. How important is it to lube that rear spline? Should I not be riding it much until I do that? Fluids are good. I gotta borrow a multimeter from my buddy to check the electrical etc. The only problem I've had is it usually takes me 3 attempts to start it. The lady I bought it from started it right up first try tho. I've never tried choking it either. So maybe that has something to do with it, idk. As far as wrenching goes, I'm pretty well off, I've torn apart many 2 strokes and put em back together and always do all the work myself on my vehicles, but how long of process is it to lube that rear spline? Just asking so I can plan in advance.

mcharles13 Thanks, wasn't real sure if it was good deal or not, I've just been wanting a bike for the longest time. My pops said too old too many miles, my uncle (sells Harleys) said it sounded like a great deal for a first bike. What kind of deal did you get?

OleDirtyDoc, Thanks man, happy to be here!

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Lol sometimes I like to go for a bit of a drive.

Anyway the spline lube is kinda important... Unless you like replacing expensive parts. Its actually quite simple to do and doesn't take a lot of time to complete.

here is a useful link to that procedure. Lots of pics for you.

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Sweet, thanks for the link! Yeah Maybe we could meet up some day around fenton/linden sorta half way. As of now I don't have anyone to ride with, the wife has been on the back a few times. Right now just getting comfortable with xpress way speeds, first time breaking 70 was last Friday, sorta felt sketchy, stopped at a gas station got a drink and going back felt waaay more comfortable.

All that's left is to find some leathers!

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