my New 2001 vn750 i just bought needs very little work. mainly a little TLC, and i think the brake drum needs to be centered. I doubt the shop did that when the PO installed the new rear tire. I dropped the oil hot, removed the oil screen, and all looks good. all those parts are there which is good. Put a new fram ph6010a filter, and 4 qts. of Castrol 10w40. after it ran a little with the new oil, i let it sit, and added the last .2 qts. My next order of business is the splines. IM not going to ride it too much till then, especially after hearing the 2001 yr. was one of the years in question. i'll most likely take pictures tomorrow or wednesday. and i'll have those for any who are interested.