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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-04-2009, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Any riders near Grand Junction, Colorado?

Now EVERYBODY can't live in Texas or Arizona....can they? I've owned my VN750 for a year now and have have put over 2,000 miles on it but I have not seen another one. Seems odd for a bike that's was made for 20 years! Sorta makes me feel like Will Smith in "I am Legend"....Anybody here?

2003
Name: "Bike"
*Battery connected at both ends!
*Real air in the tires
*New Registration sticker
*Seat wiped off
*Low AND Hi beam headlight!
*New #1157 tail light bulb
*Brake pedal still on the right
*Custom valve stem caps made from black plastic!
*Custom built ignition key from Kawasaki
Does anybody really care?

"When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep -- not screaming, like the passengers in his car"
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-05-2009, 09:38 AM
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Hey Iron Man!!! I live here in Westminster, CO
I have owned mine for about a year, but sidelined with stator and financials, so have not been able to put miles on the Mistress as of yet. No worries, though, as I would rather take my time and get it right instead of just "shotgunning" and having to go over things 3 or 4 times to make sure.

Stay in the wind!!!!


"The Mistress".
1985 VN700A1

MODS:
New stator
My version of the Marbleing
New paint and trim
New oversized front tire
Degoated
Iridium Plugs
New grip and lever covers
New(er) Ignition switch

Waiting on:
A good ride

As always:
Wanting attention at all times.


Why should I act my age, I am an ADULT!!!!!!
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-05-2009, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Warlord! Sorry to hear about your stator blues! Man I just went through that myself about a month ago. I didn't have to pull the engine all the way out but it was till a pain. Cost me about $120 bucks and about 6 hrs out of my Saturday with a buddy helping me (that one in your avatar might take a little less time, ha,ha). A VN700 may be a different animal. I lived in the Denver area for 18 years before moving to Grand Junction. Man I'd have a tough time going back after living here. Anyway, hope you get your chariot back up and if you're ever out this way, gimme a buzz!

Marty

2003
Name: "Bike"
*Battery connected at both ends!
*Real air in the tires
*New Registration sticker
*Seat wiped off
*Low AND Hi beam headlight!
*New #1157 tail light bulb
*Brake pedal still on the right
*Custom valve stem caps made from black plastic!
*Custom built ignition key from Kawasaki
Does anybody really care?

"When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep -- not screaming, like the passengers in his car"
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 09:07 PM
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Hey Ironman,
I'm from Longmont and have seen a few in our area. I just picked mine up earlier this year from the Westminster area and with a little work she's running great. I've put about 3000 miles on it since March.
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Hey stohlbet,
Sounds like you're a ridin' machine! Seems like I'm on mine all the time and you're still getting twice the milage as me! Long commute? I'm not real big on riding in big cities so it's not likely I'll ever be down that way (on my bike that is...) but if you're ever two-wheeln' out west, send up a smoke signal! Not many trees out here (cars either!) but it's still beautiful. Ridin' with another VN750 would rock!

Marty

2003
Name: "Bike"
*Battery connected at both ends!
*Real air in the tires
*New Registration sticker
*Seat wiped off
*Low AND Hi beam headlight!
*New #1157 tail light bulb
*Brake pedal still on the right
*Custom valve stem caps made from black plastic!
*Custom built ignition key from Kawasaki
Does anybody really care?

"When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep -- not screaming, like the passengers in his car"
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Ironman,
30 miles each way to work and it doesn't take that long to rack up the miles. All back road riding along the foothills of the Rockies, there's no better stress relief that I've found. I also have a lot of co-workers that ride so after work trips up to Estes Park and Nederland are a bonus.
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Well, since the 700 and the 750 are basically the same animal, (many parts do cross) we have a lot in common on the workings. I also have a VW trike in the back yard waiting for my attention, as well as a 75 280Z waiting for an engine rebuild. Ah the joy of toys!!!


"The Mistress".
1985 VN700A1

MODS:
New stator
My version of the Marbleing
New paint and trim
New oversized front tire
Degoated
Iridium Plugs
New grip and lever covers
New(er) Ignition switch

Waiting on:
A good ride

As always:
Wanting attention at all times.


Why should I act my age, I am an ADULT!!!!!!
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Now EVERYBODY can't live in Texas or Arizona....can they?
No, the other half are in PA!
Wish I was in Colorado right now though!

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Hey, I just got my stator in. Took me about 4 - 4 1/2 hours, but I am now getting 14 volts(HOORRAAYY).

Now I just have to tighten upp the exahaust and she's ready to ride!!!


"The Mistress".
1985 VN700A1

MODS:
New stator
My version of the Marbleing
New paint and trim
New oversized front tire
Degoated
Iridium Plugs
New grip and lever covers
New(er) Ignition switch

Waiting on:
A good ride

As always:
Wanting attention at all times.


Why should I act my age, I am an ADULT!!!!!!
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-13-2009, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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Way to go! It's a great feeling to get THAT behind you isn't it! I dreaded mine for about 6 weeks! I just kept charging my battery every night but I could only go on short rides. Now tighten up that exhaust and twist that grip!

2003
Name: "Bike"
*Battery connected at both ends!
*Real air in the tires
*New Registration sticker
*Seat wiped off
*Low AND Hi beam headlight!
*New #1157 tail light bulb
*Brake pedal still on the right
*Custom valve stem caps made from black plastic!
*Custom built ignition key from Kawasaki
Does anybody really care?

"When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep -- not screaming, like the passengers in his car"
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