..have a vulcan good day!
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pensacola, FL.
Contemplating another bike...not planning on parting with this one though espically after I knock out the Ear Shave next month! Just concerned about possible range issues with the increased fuel flow and the lack of stations on my normal routes in the mountains. The normal weekend ride is about 120 miles so I have some concerns after reading posts from others on fuel burn after the ear shave.
In the meantime, I found an article from 1997 that I thought was interesting after reading several discussions from folks who are looking for a middleweight bike and discussed the Honda and Suzuki as alternatives to the VN 750.
The article has a some great information and merely confirms why we love our Vulcans. They are quick, handle well and for the most part are vibration-free.
Certainly they have some MX quirks...stator, shaft drives, battery and carbs, but for the most part they deliver what the bike was designed to provide. Fun. Pure unadulterated fun!
Mileage normally decrease's with re-jetting.....re-jetting not necessary
performing Ear Shave with stock exhaust.
Throttle control increase's/decrease's fuel mileage.
'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
Last edited by WilliamTech; 09-11-2014 at 01:30 PM.