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05-10-2009 11:38 PM
letitflight pretty cool hyper!!

05-10-2009 11:25 PM
Originally Posted by qxinfinity View Post

Any more great trivia on Vn750's
Here's a copy of a post I did back in '06.......

Here's some facts about 'Vulcan'
  • Although important in Egyptian and Greek religion it was the Renaissance physician/alchemist Paracelsus who first introduced the mythological figure of Vulcan as the patron deity of alchemy and as symbolic of the hermetic art.
  • In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Vulcan IDIC is an ornamental piece of jewelry in the form of a pendant on a chain or pinned to a vestment.
  • The most familiar thunderbolt weapon in the West was that of Zeus or Jupiter. His thunderbolts were manufactured by Hephaestus/Vulcan. Jupiter used his thunderbolts to strike down impious criminals and divine opponents.
  • These are places called Vulcan ....Vulcan, Alberta, Canada ~ Vulcan, Romania, in Hunedoara County in the Jiu Valley ~ Vulcan, Braşov, also in Romania in Braşov County ~ Vulcan, Michigan, United States ~ Vulcan, Missouri, United States (why isn't 'The Gathering' held at one of these last two?)
  • These are Vehicles called Vulcan .... Avro Vulcan, British delta-wing subsonic bomber aircraft ~ Vickers Vulcan, a single engined biplane of the 1920s ~ Ford Vulcan engine, a 3.0L V6 automobile engine ~ M167 Vulcan, a towed short-range air defense gun ~ (and ofcourse) Kawasaki Vulcan, a cruiser-type motorcycle
  • Vulcan Project, a project started in Fayetteville, Arkansas consisting of an annual firing of thousands of bottle rockets from a single apparatus
  • Vulcan, the title of an EP and a song by the rock band Snake River Conspiracy
  • Vulcan OS, an operating system for some Harris Corporation minicomputers
  • Vulcan laser, the most intensely focused in the world, based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Chilton, Oxfordshire.
  • The Vulcan statue, of Birmingham, Alabama, is the largest cast iron statue in the world. The 56 foot (17 m) tall statue depicts the Roman god Vulcan, god of the fire and forge. It was created as Birmingham's entry at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri and is the largest statue ever constructed in the United States.

Well, if ya didn't know, now ya do !!
05-10-2009 08:40 PM
qxinfinity Hi Pro;

Any more great trivia on Vn750's
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05-05-2009 01:21 AM
Originally Posted by sweez View Post
Would like to know when most of you shift gears at what RPM.
To answer your original question, I shift gears two ways - when I'm leisurely cruising and when I'm getting on the highway or passing someone quickly.

When leisurely cruising, I switch at about 3000 RPM, sometimes a bit less, going into 1st - 3rd gears, then about 3500 into 4th and about 4000 into 5th gear. My baby cruises at 4000 RPM going 60 mph in 5th gear.

When starting from zero to highway speed, I usually run it to 4000 RPM going into 1st & 2nd gear, 4500 RPM going into 3rd, 5000 into 4th, and anything over 5000 RPM going into 5th. Obviously I'm cruising about 75 mph by the time I reach the highway. I'll adjust from there up or down.

Don't you just wish our bikes had a 6th gear for cruising at highway speeds?

But I don't actually use the tachometer to determine when to switch. I go by the feel of it. I've noted the tach rpm's only so I can determine if there's been some kind of change in my baby's handling, but I totally switch gears by feel.
05-05-2009 12:57 AM
denny6006 you may be right Jace but the little Ninja,Which I also liked is nothing to sneeze at for it's size either,another fun ride.I was talking overall design when I included the Vn 700 and I guess the Honda rebel is also kinda long in the tooth also.

05-05-2009 12:44 AM
Jace Bror
Originally Posted by denny6006 View Post
correct me if I am wrong,The longest production run with no major changes in Kawasaki's history.
and it started production in 1985.
I think the ninja 250 is close they started in 1986 and didn't change a thing til the 2008 model. other then minor fairing changes.
and a 50cc displacement change is kinda a big change.
05-05-2009 12:28 AM
Originally Posted by prew View Post
I just did an ear shave, I took it out for a test and popped second at around 7 and the front seemed to lift off the ground..my mind was moving at high rpm, too..when I got back home I got off and said to myself.. dang..that things fast....
It probably did ,after an earshave ,and degoating and rejetting,my riding buddy on his CBR1000RR pulled out behind me and I cranked mine almost to redlineand grabbed second and then Ted went by me and got real small real quick(his bike is scary fast)and pulled over up the road and I pulled in by him while he was lighting one of those little cigars he is so fond of ,he said that old bike flipped him out when it packed the front wheel about 5 feet when I shifted .He deserves a lot of credit for helping me get my bike to this point every day after work we would work on it till bedtime and we thrashed it out in about 5 or 6 weeks in the evening and Saturdays,Here's to good riding buddies and friends,and the little bike that can,Denny

05-05-2009 12:15 AM
denny6006 I have said it before and I will say it again the VN750 is a platform youcan build what you want on ,It is a nice cruiser out of the box ,throw the excess weight off of it do a little suspension work and,reshape the seat a little to give you some move around room and you can throw it around on the twisties at a respectable pace,it makes a good looking bobber a sharp chopper,whatever direction you want to go ,your imagination is the limit,I have even seen a few with a full frame mount fairing hard bags and a trunk.I had seen VN750's around for years and thought of them as a compromise bike ,Until I went to work at the Kawi dealer and worked on and rode about everything that came in,especially after i had to uncrate and assemble them and do the presale test rides,I saw ablack and silver '04 sit on the floor while every body walked around it to get to the 800 classic,Nomads and Drifters and I will tell that in my opinion after someone bought the 750 and I prepped it and rode it down for it's fillup and make sure nothing was over looked I found out that the 750's only competition on the wow that is fun in the cruiser lineup back then was the Mean Streak,The others were definitely a step down in performance.They all had their good points but the 750 outshined them in handling performance and just ease of use,the styling was a little dated by the time Kaw quit producing them,but it enjoyed ,and correct me if I am wrong,The longest production run with no major changes in Kawasaki's history .If you could get a customer to test ride a 750, 90 percent of the time it sold itself,Lets compare ,this is a V-twin cruiser with 4 cams,eight valves and two34MM CV carbs and 4 spark plugs with a compression ratio in the 10:1 range and it started production in 1985. A lot of the new models from different manufacturers can't claim this kind of technology in their new models.Oh yeah I forgot the twin balancers and the 8500 redline,I wonder what would it have been if they had bumped the displacement to 900 or 1000 cc's,that would have been interesting,Denny

05-05-2009 12:06 AM
hyperbuzzin Don't think I've ever really payed attention to the RPM's when I shift.
I too go by how it sounds and how hard I'm twistin' the throttle.
05-04-2009 11:59 PM
letitflight ok i got to admit...it goes way passed your expectations.....at a bike rally i revved it pretty high, way passed the 11K, the needle was almost lined up with the red line mark of the temp gauge.....i know...i felt really bad after that though. it seems like she will revv higher and quicker once she passes the 9K....
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