About 2 1/2 years ago, my 2002 Vulcan 750 engine failed due to a broken cam chain at 108,000 miles. I parked it in the shed where it has been since then, and bought a really nice used 2006 Sportster 1200 Low. Very fun bike but not comfortable on long trips. I recently bought a nice 1997 Vulcan 750 with 21,000 miles on it. I plan to swap all the goodies from my '02 over to the '97. The only thing I should need to buy will be new tires, as the tires on both bikes are done for. I believe the '97 may still have the original tires on it, they are Bridgestone Exedras. I'm not sure what to get except no more Metzelers. I had 2 Metzeler 880s fail on the rear. A patch of tread just came off. The '97 seems to be charging fine. It may also need a battery. I don't hear any cam chain noise, but plan on putting my TOC cam chain tensioners on it. If the splines are bad the ones on my '02 are good. Hopefully will be back riding a Vulcan soon. Not getting rid of the Sportster though. Most fun bike I've ever ridden. Just not great for trips.