So you actually COMPLETELY ELIMINATED the popping backfire on decel that these bikes are known for? Mine doesn't burn oil and runs cool too but I have some head and lower cylinder gaskets that are less than ideal. Sound familiar?I totally DISAGREE with most of this thread. My 2001 starts everytime,all the time, doesn't burn oil, doesn't backfire, runs cool, handles well, gets 52-60 mpg, runs with any cruising bike out there, very easy to work on, low maintenance, lightweight, and a fraction of the cost of a comparable new bike. Is it possible that most of the bike problems are owner related?
Backfiring completely gone. Cost less than a $1.00 to remedy that. My headgasket is fine. No leaks. No compression loss.So you actually COMPLETELY ELIMINATED the popping backfire on decel that these bikes are known for? Mine doesn't burn oil and runs cool too but I have some head and lower cylinder gaskets that are less than ideal. Sound familiar?
You can do what ever you want to it. Your own muffs or straight pipe. You're gonna rejet your carbs when you shave it anyway so just do a little research and you'll be fine.Actually it was my son who got whipped, i just wanted to know if there was really anyone out there (new kid)!! I have a 92' bone stock, and i want to make my little bike a regular on kingsbury grade. I plan to do as many mods as money allows this winter, but i really would like ten more ponies or so. First to go are the ears and the goats belly! Can i just pitch the gb and run a straight pipe into my own muffler as long as i add the kn filters and re-jet?
LOL!! That was funny. I don't know why some of you guys get so defensive about these bikes. You'd think you were on the R&D team or the assembly line or something. It really would be interesting to see how many of them are still on the road and how much money has been sunk into them to make them decent. I'm not saying they are junk and no one should buy them. All I'm saying is that it's not the greatest cash and carry daily rider out there. Keep in mind I have almost a thousand dollars in planned upgrades including a teardown and re-build on the engine planned. I know full well it's a total loss when I'm done with it too. This is a fun little bike. What did someone call it? Snotty? It sits pretty high off the ground so it leans way over on the curves, when you peg the throttle it answers happily. It's pretty light and you can get 'em cheap and customize it without spending a fortune. So it has it's pro's and con's. I think it looks retarded stock so I'm making some cosmetic changes too. If I can get $2000 or so out of it when I'm done with it thats fine with me. I promise I'll give all you big time vn750 fans first crack at it too. All I'm saying is for a guy who just wants to buy a bike and ride it without constantly f'ing with it, this is not a good bike.A guy walks into a cancer clinic and sees a lot of cancer patients. The next morning he watches The Doctors and Dr Oz and the stories are cancer related. Then a friend gets cancer.
That guy is now convinced that everybody has cancer and we should all move to communes and feed on lettuce.
This is a great bike. 100's of thousands sold worldwide and many still on the road. The only design flaw can be removed with a 2 hour arts-and-crafts project.
Read the sites for the other 25 year old bikes and you'll see the same stories. Heck, read the sites for new bikes and you see issues, but you can't get those parts for 25 bucks on ebay.
Just got a driver's backrest for mine (at a great price). If you really don't want yours anymore, I'll give it a good home.
Wow thats allot of bad stators!!:smiley_thThat would be true for any old bike. The guy you're talking about should buy something with a good warranty, new or old.
As for the vn750, this is a sample of where my YouTube video for the stator mod is being viewed. I'd say that there are still a few people interested in them.
Your channel is most popular in these countries/states.
Agreed. I only paid $1500 for mine and I can do anything it needs myself. I was gonna ride the crap out of it and throw it away also but, as it turns out a new bike isn't in the cards for next year. I kinda wish it hadn't started blowing gaskets after only 2000 miles that I had it but it is what it is. I've said right from the start it's a fun bike to ride. All I'm trying to do is not tell some guy we don't know, "Hey these bikes are awesome you should definitely buy it". Cause they aren't for everyone.You are correct, sir. Never road. Wanted to learn. Paid $800. for the bike expecting to burn the clutch and throw it away. After 2000 miles, the stator went instead of the clutch, but by then I liked the damn thing. I have now put about another $700. in parts into it (some needed, some silly stuff) and have a really good bike for a total of $1500. Labor is free if you do it yourself.
Hi Curb........Kingsbury Grade huh? Tahoe local? Or Carson Valley?Actually it was my son who got whipped, i just wanted to know if there was really anyone out there (new kid)!! I have a 92' bone stock, and i want to make my little bike a regular on kingsbury grade. I plan to do as many mods as money allows this winter, but i really would like ten more ponies or so. First to go are the ears and the goats belly! Can i just pitch the gb and run a straight pipe into my own muffler as long as i add the kn filters and re-jet?