I am leaving the ugly filters. And the ugly seat. I went to HAAS museum yesterday. So i am going completely stock now.While I am not a believer in the earshave thing (I absolutely love the old school look. I wish I could find a 1985 gas tank and side covers for my '97 ) oiled foam filters are probably 100 times better at stopping dirt and not leaning out the mixture than those K&Ns or K&N copies. But look at the back of the air cleaner housings. Notice they only have a very small square hole for air to get through on the back, and those have a snorkel in them. The purpose of that design is to control the amount of airflow into the intake. Mine runs perfectly with the stock air intake system (minus the CA emissions garbage) and stock exhaust.
If you want to make an old bike look new, just soak every single part in matte black paint. That seems to be all you can get now. Even the Europeans have gotten in on the YABOB (Yet Another Blacked Out Bike) fad. Ride that old school bike with pride.
Well then i dont think i will be blowing 60 bucks on it.I have the extended backrest, which holds the seat in place. I don't use the seat bolts. I have ridden Vulcan 750s well over 100K miles that way with no problem. I had to replace two of those toolbox covers. You can only open and close them so many times before they break off. Looks like a toy from the dollar store. One of the worst designs I've ever seen. They could have at least put some kind of hinge on it.
I love your setup. The "genuine kawasaki" bags- are those still made? And like a sportster the signals and shocks make mounting bags a problem.the relocation kit is a kawasaki item thats likely nonexistant now i am guessing. I love your setup. I also owned an 800 and 900. I like the ugly duckling 750 better. I need a stock seat and found one on ebay.i hate the button tuft thing but i want to keep the bike stock.the nonstock change is going to be the toolcase issue.several here talk about how flimsy it is.i do have the extended backrest.i believe that was standard on the bike.The seat WILL move if you don't have the extended backrest. Squeezing the back of the seat under the extended backrest pad holds it securely in place. The problem with bolts is that you have to open the tool box door to get to them, and after a few times doing that it will break off. I NEVER open mine. It's just for looks. If you don't have an extended backrest, it might be possible to make 2 round holes in the toolbox door, maybe use Allen head bolts as the head is smaller in diameter. Then get some black plastic snap in plugs to put in them. I also have the genuine Kawasaki saddlebags, saddlebag mounting brackets/turn signal relocators, and luggage rack. Unlike just about everybody here, I have bought two brand new Vulcan 750s, the last one I spent over $1K in Kawasaki accessories on.
My experience with pods is based on numerous inline 4 cylinder jap bikes.its near impossible to get one jetted right with pods.just curious weather here varies from 0 degrees in winter to 115 above in summer.we have about 10 months of warm weather.how does that compare to new york.Prior to what people believe, a properly maintained and OILED K&N pod filter will not harm your engine. I ran my Vulcan hard for over 5 years through four seasons of Central New York weather. The bike has been sitting now for a few years. I checked the compression on both cylinders this spring and both are at 150 psi.
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The carbs on the four cylinders need the airbox for vacuum to open up the throttle slides. A lot of people drill the slides or put softer return springs inside the slides to compensate for the lack of vacuum. The vn750 doesn't have this problem. Jet them accordingly and they run great. Mine will pull a bike length on a solid mounted 1200 Sportster up to 100 mph. Up here in NY, it warms up in late April/May and cools off late September. We have a saying. "If you don't like the weather, don't worry it will change" we get hot, cold, rain, snow,sleet, freezing rain, hail, mud, dust, you name itMy experience with pods is based on numerous inline 4 cylinder jap bikes.its near impossible to get one jetted right with pods.just curious weather here varies from 0 degrees in winter to 115 above in summer.we have about 10 months of warm weather.how does that compare to new york.