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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-21-2016, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Possibly a new project

Might be looking at this bike tomorrow for my next project. Click here
Anyone own one of these before?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-21-2016, 09:44 PM
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I haven't seen or heard of that one before but it is darned near exactly what I want. I wonder why Kawasaki stopped making them. It's a good size engine between the 900 and the 1700. If I could find one of these I'd get it.

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To clarify, I know of 1500 Classics but haven't, for some reason known only to the universe, seen one of these Vulcan 88's. It's like a 750 on steroids. I like that the fuel tank holds 4.22 gallons, but am not hot about the instruments on the tank. (Incidentally, does that tank fit on a 750????) I like that its lightweight as sin but then why does it only have 4 speeds? That's seems odd. The tires are the same size as the 750. The torque rating for the 1500 is considerably higher than the 750, naturally, yet the horsepower is lower. I'd still love to have one and not so much a 1500 Classic because this bike is more 750ish in appearance.

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Saddlebags, hard mounted
Fork mounted tool bag (now hard mounted)
Relocated rear turn signals
LED turn signals, brake lights and running lights
LED license plate frame
Engine Guard and Highway pegs
National Cycles Low Boy Heavy Duty windshield
Home made lowers (nice)
Custom seat (made by a local guy)
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Shenko 230 Tour Master tires at 11,123 miles
Splines lubed at 11,123 miles
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haven't heard anything bad about them

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was thinking.they have the same wheel in the back.is the final drive the same and what is the ratio?

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https://goo.gl/images/rnvhPZ
vn750 final
https://goo.gl/images/8mbpNP
Vulcan 88
https://goo.gl/images/z5KPXJ
Vulcan 88
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**** my brain is fried.I completely forgot that I've researched this before and it's not worth the time.now maybe should fix the final drive in my head.

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Doc, you and I went up and down on this finaldrive before.. several times.. lol...

The '88 is also refered to as the "BUBF" (Butt Uggly But Fast) lots of information on it right here in these forums as several members have owned or still own them. Very similar to the VN750, and they have the same problems although nothing interchanges between the two bikes other than the rider.
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Doc, you and I went up and down on this finaldrive before.. several times.. lol...

The '88 is also refered to as the "BUBF" (Butt Uggly But Fast) lots of information on it right here in these forums as several members have owned or still own them. Very similar to the VN750, and they have the same problems although nothing interchanges between the two bikes other than the rider.
yea I went back and read a few threads and smacked myself in the head a few times.lol.might look into a bubf myself in the future

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Well, looks like I'm not getting that 88. I knew the bike was in pieces but it didn't look anything like the picture other than the color. Different backrest, different grips, the engine looked different (not chrome like in the pic) and the bike had 30,000 miles on it. He wouldn't budge much on the price. It also had a white Pegasus horse painted on the middle of the tank.

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