Hello all! Let me start by saying that this website has helped me tremendously throughout owning my 750! Very helpful resources can be found on vn750.com! Well in the beginning I bought my 750 from my boss for $500 who had spun the rod bearing in the front cylinders rod! It was knocking pretty bad when running.. He wanted to fix it but never set aside time so he gave it to me for a price i felt was reasonable and the tear down and rebuild began....
I told myself I would take the engine out and replace the crank and anything else that needs attention along with custom mods and audio enhancements!
1992 US VN750
Spun rod bearing
Engine cranks and starts
Okay, I got some good shots of the engines overall appearance.. Seems like there was oil seepage in certain area like the valve covers and oil filter areas and such. I plan on replacing just about every single gasket on this build. Ive already created a rough draft parts list on Procaliper.com they seem they cheapest.. I might as well add to this post my other mods I plan on doing as well like repaint the bike Gloss Black, and have the rims and shocks powder coated Gloss Black as well to match, Vance and Hines exhaust, K&N Pod conversion, re-jet and rebuild carbs, add LED lighting frame, add audio system for tunes, and add as many chrome components I can find for the bike. I want a black\chrome\silver look..silver will be the new engine paint color! Cant wait!!
Today I managed to get ALOT done! Well to the frame at least..Went through all the electrical connectors and labeled them, and marked which ones needed repair, as well as masked them off for when I paint the frame. I also gave the frame a really good thorough washing and sanding down the rust on the swing arm..I masked off basically the entire electrical system and a few other parts to avoid over spray from the frame paint.
Here is the frame freshly painted! I used 2 cans of Flat Black VHT Roll Bar & Chassis Paint. It came out flawless and I'm happy with the results. I did about 4 coats total. 2 light, 1 medium, and 1 heavy. I used this paint because a friend of mine used it on his bike frame and after a year and a half it still looks good! With the engine out it was easy to hit all angles!