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Old 12-28-2015, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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Another Vn750 custom build

Hey there everyone, I am new here to the forum but not new to riding. Been riding since I was very young and started on street riding when I was 16. What I have here is a 1986 Vn750 that has had just a tad bit done to it (by me). So far I have done the ear shave and have the k&n pods, removed the goat and stock muffs and replaced with some flex pipe and some cheap cans without baffles (just to see if that is the route I want to go with the exhaust). I have had this bike for about a year and rode it every day, weather permitting, all summer without any issue up until October when I blew the head gasket?/ I honestly just parked it and haven't really messed with it since then. So first obviously that will have to be taken care of. I had planned on a bobber build and was dead set on it... Until I found this forum. They don't appeal to me like they did after seeing the route some of you have gone. NOW I'm leaning more along the lines of pretty. I'm thinking metallic jet black primary and engine, and the frame and accents/details being a flame red. I like the idea of the Harley sportster seat and want to do that (will need a 2 seater or the gf will have a fit). The sissy bar/tool box will be removed. I want to lower it in the rear definitely. I don't care for the huge gap that the stock has. I have some "almost drag bars" they have a little rise to them that I'm going to use. If I like the rear fender after I lower and swap the seat I may not touch it, if not I'll shave it down. New lighting all around. Polished and clear coat wheels. New gauges. Want to try to fab a custom dash for the dummy lights. Relocate ignition. I want to make the controls look new again without having to replace (tips?). Going to replace all hoses and lines also. Think I've decided to crossover to single sided dual pipes wrapped black. Also a custom shift lever because my boots don't fit well.

I know it was long but I figured I'd get most of it up front haha. I will be starting here very soon and will take all the tips, pointers, and advice I can get. Thanks and look forward to hearing from you all.
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I, also, had much help from the members here...as well as reading through the Vulcan Verses to address common issues/questions. I used some 10.5" shocks, from a Suzuki Boulevard/S40, to drop the rear 2 inches. They are a direct bolt-on. Also used a modified VN900 seat instead of the stocker. Those two changes, along with Wolfies forward controls, really changed the lines and stance of the bike. Good luck with your mods..it sounds like you have a plan.
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1987 VN750A3 "Freedom"
16k on clock


Mods:

Earshaved
Coastered
MF-AGM Battery
NGK Iridium plugs
Inline fuel filter
TM saddlebags
Nekkid Cow fork bag
Bullet front indicators
Arrowhead rear indicators
Teardrop mirrors
Slipstreamer S-06C windshield
Wolfie's forward controls
Modified VN900 solo seat
Lowered 10.5" rear shocks
New paint on tins
Tank bib from kick-ass supplier in U.K.

Planned:
Degoat
'99 Sportster mufflers
Custom p-pad

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Old 12-28-2015, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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With the 10.5" inch shocks you didn't have to make any modifications anywhere? I was afraid that using that short of a shock would maybe put stress on the final drive. But then again I don't know ha. Have you rode 2up with those shocks? And if you have, did you have any issues with clearance on the rear fender from the weight?
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Didn't hit on mine with stock fender.did have to relocate the rectifier though

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Didn't hit on mine with stock fender.did have to relocate the rectifier though
Ok good to know. Looks like I'm going the 10.5" route. I plan on cleaning up all the wiring and any components that are visible. Once lowered I think I will like the stock fender alot more and not feel the need to cut it. Especially with an aftermarket taillight. I will also relocate the plate to the side of the wheel. I don't like it hanging off the fender. For the sissy bar I'm thinking I'm going to get some solid steel rod and rig-a-jig so that I can hear up the metal and bend it around to get a clean uniform shape. Any tips as far as engine paint go? Will header paint hold up well? And does anyone know a good way to bring the forward controls back to life? I heard soaking in vasaline works. Any experience with that?
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10.5 progressive shocks for a sporty with cut fender another angle 10.5 savage shocks with stock fender
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rejetted for K/N Pods part#rc 2340
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Yeah I'm liking those savage shocks. Look nice. Although mine will be red. Going to have to track me down a pair. I like then stock fender much better with it lowered. Next q. Vasaline for restoring forward controls ? And anyone know of a nice gauge that has tack/speed that is fairly small and nicely lit (red)
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EBay on the shocks

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

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EBay on the shocks
That's what I was thinking. I like the progressive shocks but I'm trying to do a budget build. Keyword "trying". For some reason I don't think it will end up that way haha. When you relocated the rectifier was there enough slack in the wires or did you have to splice in extra length?
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