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Old bike with lots of potential.

Hey guys I decided to finally post some pics of my bike. I picked it up from a guy for $1000. Its an 1985 vn700 with 30,xxx miles. I will admit that there is a lot wrong with it after I got it home and started riding it than when I first looked at it and bought it but hey thats what you get when you buy used. First heres the current mods.

Mods:
Rifle fairing(anybody know what kind?)
Agm battery
Voltmeter
Cruise control
Straight pipes with homemade tips
Battery tender pigtail adapter(want to put power socket in future)
hard bags with built in tails

Needs to be fixed:
Seat
Oil leak
Coolant leaks
Grips dry rotting
Rear blinker wiring exposed.
Speedo broken
Clean tank rust
Full tune up

Future hopeful mods:
R/R relocate
Coasters
Grips
windshield instead of fairing
Better looking bags
led tails and blinkers
HID headlight
Led glow kit
Paint rims.

Then she will be ready to go!
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1985 Vulcan 700 *bought 12/31/12*
Rifle Fairing
AGM battery
hard bags with built in tails
battery tender
voltmeter
new paint
cruise control


"Pain is weakness leaving the body"
"Its not if you lay your bike over, its how fast your going when it happens"

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 11:44 PM
R/R = Relocated Redneck
 
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It looks like you have a great base to start from. Seems like your list isn't too tough. I've had good luck in the past getting gas tanks boiled out at radiator shops.



Mods
Voltmeter/clock/temperature gauge
HD Electra Glide Fairing
Earshave/Coastered/CA emissions - gone...
R/R relocated
Nightster seat
Tombstone taillight
Drag specialties turn signals relocated
Sportster progressive shocks... Dropped rear 1 1/2"
Progressive Fork Springs dropped front 1"
NGK plug wires and iridium plugs
Coil Relay Mod
Paint
ACCT to MCCT
Honda Rebel luggage rack
VN800 Handlebars & controls
Screamin Eagle mufflers
F&S Engine Guard & Kury highway pegs
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 12:39 AM
..have a vulcan good day!
 
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Nice looking bike.
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It looks like you have a great base to start from.!
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I'm also interested in putting some lowers on to help with the wind in my face. Anybody know where I could find some for a good price?

1985 Vulcan 700 *bought 12/31/12*
Rifle Fairing
AGM battery
hard bags with built in tails
battery tender
voltmeter
new paint
cruise control


"Pain is weakness leaving the body"
"Its not if you lay your bike over, its how fast your going when it happens"

R.I.P. Hunter Odom
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got the same fairing on my bike.it is made by Rifle and it is the sport model.they still stock parts for them if you need them.looks better then mine when i got her.good luck and most of all,enjoy!

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lowered with progessive 412 10" shocks
rejetted for K/N Pods part#rc 2340
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hey doc! wouldnt this be more like ours?
http://rifle.com/Nightflight-Fairing...-P1905C73.aspx

1985 Vulcan 700 *bought 12/31/12*
Rifle Fairing
AGM battery
hard bags with built in tails
battery tender
voltmeter
new paint
cruise control


"Pain is weakness leaving the body"
"Its not if you lay your bike over, its how fast your going when it happens"

R.I.P. Hunter Odom
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nope.have the same one you have.just looked at my attachments

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I am a BIKER and i'm proud.FREEBIRDS MC CENTRAL NY

lowered with progessive 412 10" shocks
rejetted for K/N Pods part#rc 2340
sportster seat

'I didn't lose my mind.i gave it away

BRING BACK WOLFIE."Peace and Carrots"RIP
"And I'm free...as a bird"John Lennon Free as a Bird
"I only carry when I have my pants on"Joe Robinson RIP aka Old Dog

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i take that back.it is not the sport model,but it is the superbike model

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lowered with progessive 412 10" shocks
rejetted for K/N Pods part#rc 2340
sportster seat

'I didn't lose my mind.i gave it away

BRING BACK WOLFIE."Peace and Carrots"RIP
"And I'm free...as a bird"John Lennon Free as a Bird
"I only carry when I have my pants on"Joe Robinson RIP aka Old Dog
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