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02-02-2012 12:46 PM
Swagman
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Originally Posted by rev it up View Post
lol. No it wasn't me,,i got one. Oh,just a word of warning,read up on the POOGS its bound to happen to you at some point,,i think it happens to every vn750,it still does it on mine. Weard and annoying it is. And thats brilliant to get it delivered at that rate,excellent.
The guy didn't charge for delivery when he arrived as the bike wouldn't start, he was fair and said as the bike won't start put it back in the van you don't have to but it i will take it back, but I had read about the carbs and stuff on here and got it anyway
01-23-2012 11:56 AM
Swagman
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Originally Posted by VN750Rider/Jerry View Post
I have put 150,000+ miles on 2 Vulcan 750s, both bought new, and have yet to have a stator failure. They seem to be sort of random. I do recommend that you find the 3 yellow wires coming directly from the stator, find the 3 bullet connectors in these wires, between the stator and R/R, and remove them, and solder the wires together. If you are not good at soldering, let someone who knows how do it. The idea is to lower the resistance at this connection. I had heat damage to all 3 wires at the connectors, and one connector just broke off when I tried to disconnect it.

I don't believe the stator itself is more of a problem on the Vulcan 750 than any other bike, it's over emphasized because you have to pull the engine to get to it, and that I agree is bad design.

I would pay more attention to the rear drive splines and the cam chain tensioners. When either of those fail, they do SERIOUS damage, and they are both known weak points on the Vulcan 750. The cam chain tensioner problem can be fixed with aftermarket parts, the splines just require a lot of maintenance, and as long as you do it, they will be fine. But do not compare the shaft drive on a Vulcan 750 with the shaft drive on a car, they are 2 totally different things. Shaft drive on a car will run forever without maintenance, shaft drive on most motorcycles require a lot of maintenance.

If the splines only required maintenance every time you replaced the rear tire, it would be no big deal, as the wheel would already be off. But I do mine twice that often, and it's just a hassle.
Thanks for that Jerry will solder the wires as you say and first job will be the drive shaft, you have put my mind at rest a little now knowing it is not all stators that cause a problem so thanks again for the info, looks like I'll be a busy bee as soon as it is deliverd will have to take the computer with me into the garage
01-23-2012 09:43 AM
VN750Rider/Jerry I have put 150,000+ miles on 2 Vulcan 750s, both bought new, and have yet to have a stator failure. They seem to be sort of random. I do recommend that you find the 3 yellow wires coming directly from the stator, find the 3 bullet connectors in these wires, between the stator and R/R, and remove them, and solder the wires together. If you are not good at soldering, let someone who knows how do it. The idea is to lower the resistance at this connection. I had heat damage to all 3 wires at the connectors, and one connector just broke off when I tried to disconnect it.

I don't believe the stator itself is more of a problem on the Vulcan 750 than any other bike, it's over emphasized because you have to pull the engine to get to it, and that I agree is bad design.

I would pay more attention to the rear drive splines and the cam chain tensioners. When either of those fail, they do SERIOUS damage, and they are both known weak points on the Vulcan 750. The cam chain tensioner problem can be fixed with aftermarket parts, the splines just require a lot of maintenance, and as long as you do it, they will be fine. But do not compare the shaft drive on a Vulcan 750 with the shaft drive on a car, they are 2 totally different things. Shaft drive on a car will run forever without maintenance, shaft drive on most motorcycles require a lot of maintenance.

If the splines only required maintenance every time you replaced the rear tire, it would be no big deal, as the wheel would already be off. But I do mine twice that often, and it's just a hassle.
01-22-2012 05:59 PM
Swagman
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Originally Posted by rev it up View Post
lol. No it wasn't me,,i got one. Oh,just a word of warning,read up on the POOGS its bound to happen to you at some point,,i think it happens to every vn750,it still does it on mine. Weard and annoying it is. And thats brilliant to get it delivered at that rate,excellent.
Thanks POOGS read and will check and clean on a regular basis, my daughter has a ZX10 and you can here the vents hissing on that when it is stood
01-22-2012 05:51 PM
rev it up
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Originally Posted by Swagman View Post
Hey wasn't you that bump it up at the last few seconds was it, that cost me an extra 49, the guy is going to deliver it for 30 just fuel costs very decent I thought
lol. No it wasn't me,,i got one. Oh,just a word of warning,read up on the POOGS its bound to happen to you at some point,,i think it happens to every vn750,it still does it on mine. Weard and annoying it is. And thats brilliant to get it delivered at that rate,excellent.
01-22-2012 05:43 PM
Swagman
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Originally Posted by rev it up View Post
No,,put it back in original place. Been looking at your bike !..lol. thats a very good price you got it for,and it looks as if it will clean up good. ps,i had it on watching item !.
Hey wasn't you that bump it up at the last few seconds was it, that cost me an extra 49, the guy is going to deliver it for 30 just fuel costs very decent I thought
01-22-2012 05:38 PM
rev it up
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Originally Posted by Swagman View Post
Have you relocated the R/R or did you put it back in the original place, think you get a bit more cold up there than we do down here lol
No,,put it back in original place. Been looking at your bike !..lol. thats a very good price you got it for,and it looks as if it will clean up good. ps,i had it on watching item !.
01-22-2012 05:33 PM
Swagman
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lol,,,more chance of it freezing up here !!. iv'e had no issues with the stator (hopefully never) and i took my vn to spain for 6 years !. Had to replace the R/R there though. Oh,and yes parts can be a pain to get at times here.
Have you relocated the R/R or did you put it back in the original place, think you get a bit more cold up there than we do down here lol
01-22-2012 05:19 PM
rev it up
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So going on the thing getting to hot is a problem maybe I wont have the same trouble here in the cold wet UK well heres hoping anyway
lol,,,more chance of it freezing up here !!. iv'e had no issues with the stator (hopefully never) and i took my vn to spain for 6 years !. Had to replace the R/R there though. Oh,and yes parts can be a pain to get at times here.
01-22-2012 05:03 PM
Swagman So going on the thing getting to hot is a problem maybe I wont have the same trouble here in the cold wet UK well heres hoping anyway
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