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.