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Southern California Get-Together?

I have yet to be able to organize a ride here with VN750 folks, so let me try again.

Anyone want to have a Southern California Meetup and Ride? We have some amazing roads around here, Angels Crest, Azusa to Crystal Lake, Palomar Mountain, among others.

If you're interested, post up and we'll try to nail down a weekend. I'm riding every weekend but a lot of the times I am on my VFR800. This would be a nice change.

1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
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Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
TOC MCCTs
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-22-2014, 04:57 PM
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I have yet to be able to organize a ride here with VN750 folks, so let me try again.

Anyone want to have a Southern California Meetup and Ride? We have some amazing roads around here, Angels Crest, Azusa to Crystal Lake, Palomar Mountain, among others.

If you're interested, post up and we'll try to nail down a weekend. I'm riding every weekend but a lot of the times I am on my VFR800. This would be a nice change.
I have another engine to put in my 750...need to get ridin' again.

How many hours to Phoenix from where you are at ?
I would love to make this happen !


'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
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I have another engine to put in my 750...need to get ridin' again.

How many hours to Phoenix from where you are at ?
I would love to make this happen !

I think it's about.. 5 1/2 hours, depending on your speed.

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

2014 Honda VFR800F

1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-22-2014, 05:53 PM
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I think it's about.. 5 1/2 hours, depending on your speed.
Love to ! Requires a 4 day trip 4 me....open to most dates..... weekends need not....let me get ridin' again !


'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
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Love to ! Requires a 4 day trip 4 me....open to most dates..... weekends need not....let me get ridin' again !

What is the ETA of your bike being road worthy again?

A VFR forum I am on is doing a "Golden State Gathering" in September, so was thinking maybe doing this in August?

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

2014 Honda VFR800F

1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350
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What is the ETA of your bike being road worthy again?

A VFR forum I am on is doing a "Golden State Gathering" in September, so was thinking maybe doing this in August?
August should be do-able ! LOL
I am picking up engine Monday, Memorial Day, suspect a week + , many items to transfer to replacement engine, Stator with Tuexedo Mod & Cover (HELP, need bolt to pull stator), will transfer ultra low mileage rubber dampers, carbs to clean & mount, also, performing Ear Shave, ....etc.....From this forum, and observing NewRider with my prior case splitting, I am knowledgeable but not experienced in actual performing.
AZ, High pm temp's....not willing to work in extremes LOL ....but been many months w/o my ride....will see how much sweat I end up suffering LOL.

I found confident mech to split (original engine) cases for diagnosis.....but presently no coins for discounted labor & parts ....It will be a few months before we discover what my (original engine) oil pump/pressure problem is. Also, I am concerned about my crank/rod bearings wear.


'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!

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Work and life happened, but this still needs to happen.

I ride every weekend, usually sunday, for a few hundred miles. Usually canyon/mountain roads. Anyone is welcome to come along, just let me know!

This weekend is Hemet -> Idyllwild -> Banning. Next weekend is Palomar as usual (my fav. road).

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

2014 Honda VFR800F

1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350
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I have yet to be able to organize a ride here with VN750 folks, so let me try again.
Based on the dates of the posts in this section... looks like it's high time to fire up L.A. regional.

With any luck, mods, tender loving care, and a can of WD-40, i hope to cross country to at least Kansas City by May this year. So Lydia still needs some test trial rides "around town". Next August i plan on a cross country ride to D.C. and back.
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I'm still here, and I still have my VN. We'll be 'restoring' my wifes VN soon too.

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

2014 Honda VFR800F

1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350
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