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I have 2 questions, First, does anyone have the dimensions for the fork brace that fits the 750. Second, and this just popped into my head, has anyone that you know of converted their Vulcan to a suicide clutch and jockey shift.


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Don't have the dimensions, but if you are going to make some, I might be interested if they are significantly cheaper than the Super Brace.
 

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Thanks!
 

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If only it had 6th gear..
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I'd be interested as well.
 

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in short.. the suicide shift has been done before. Scoup is one name that comes to mind, as well as Duck.. there have been several others i have seen in the past.
 

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Bump. Any update on fork brace?
 

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As far as using a jockey shifter on the Vulcan 750, it is not a good idea. The shifter mechanism is very fragile and easily broken. In fact it is so easily broken that many people have broken them with normal use, and have installed a bushing between the shifter and case to keep the rod from going to far back inside the case when whatever it is breaks off. It would not likely last long with a long shifter handle attached to it. The weight of the handle by itself would probably overstress it. Just another one of the Vulcan 750s weak points that didn't need to be there. It is very common to break them if the bike falls on the left side, and the shifter hits the ground. But to be fair, no bike that does not have an external shift linkage is going to hold up well to a hand shift mounted directly on the shift rod that goes into the engine.
 
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