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|05-10-2009 11:38 PM|
pretty cool hyper!!
|05-10-2009 11:25 PM|
Originally Posted by qxinfinity View Post
Here's some facts about 'Vulcan'
Well, if ya didn't know, now ya do !!
|05-10-2009 08:40 PM|
Any more great trivia on Vn750's
|05-05-2009 01:21 AM|
Originally Posted by sweez View Post
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|
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|
Originally Posted by denny6006 View Post
and a 50cc displacement change is kinda a big change.
|05-05-2009 12:28 AM|
Originally Posted by prew View Post
|05-05-2009 12:15 AM|
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|
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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