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How do you feel about interstate riding on a 750? I feel fine myself, but after 85 mph it starts srtuggling to overtake when the wind is up.
Is a 750 big enough? some say NO , only good for around town only!
Where is the limits for 750 class. Opinions please.:rockon:
 

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How do you feel about interstate riding on a 750? I feel fine myself, but after 85 mph it starts srtuggling to overtake when the wind is up.
Is a 750 big enough? some say NO , only good for around town only!
Where is the limits for 750 class. Opinions please.:rockon:
With the Mods I have done my VN700 has no problem overtaking on a windy day, she is good for about 115- 120 mph. :smiley_th
 

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How do i mod mine lance, do i jet the carbs a bit bigger?? Is mine gutted down like a car to be ozone freindly?
I do have plexifairing which of course has huge resistance, but 120mph headroom sounds brilliant mate, fill me in BUDDY.
 

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How do you feel about interstate riding on a 750? I feel fine myself, but after 85 mph it starts srtuggling to overtake when the wind is up. Is a 750 big enough? some say NO , only good for around town only! Where is the limits for 750 class. Opinions please.:rockon:
I've been on three 1,000-mile trips on my VN 750. It has done very well, particularly when I haven't been in a hurry (I generally cruise between 65-80 mph) and I space out my travel days (e.g. 2-3 days of riding, followed by a few days of relaxing). I've ridden 500 miles in a day twice, but don't recommend it! Personally, I prefer meandering on "blue highways" and back roads to bolting down interstates, but sometimes I just have to get there quickly.
 

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I've been on three 1,000-mile trips on my VN 750. It has done very well, particularly when I haven't been in a hurry (I generally cruise between 65-80 mph) and I space out my travel days (2-3 days of riding, a few days of relaxing). I've gone 500 miles in a day twice, but don't recommend it! Personally, I prefer meandering on "blue highways" and back roads instead of bolting down interstates, but sometimes I just have to get there quickly.

Thankyou Easy, do you ever feel like 6000 rpm is a bit noisy, i suppose all motorbikes rev high, need the power.
How does it do at 90?
 

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Thankyou Easy, do you ever feel like 6000 rpm is a bit noisy, i suppose all motorbikes rev high, need the power.
How does it do at 90?
I reached 100 mph a while back on a Honda Nighthawk 750 (never again, unless I happen to find myself on some deserted stretch of flat asphalt in rural Utah). I've been up to 85 on my Vulcan, though, and it's fine... when I'm wearing ear plugs! (I also have a PF3 shield, which blocks a lot of wind.)

I wear ear plugs whenever I am riding a long distance. It not only lessens noise, but overall fatigue on a long trip. When they're inserted in my ears, the bike just hums nicely, even at high rpm's. I especially like ETY Plugs -- they fit snugly, and come with a handy connector string that helps keep me from losing one or both of them when I take them out at a gas stop or when I talk on my cell phone!
http://www.etymotic.com/ephp/er20.aspx

I bought them to wear on the bike and when I play in my classic rock band. Now I only wear them on the bike -- I like the pounding music too much! ;)
 

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How do i mod mine lance, do i jet the carbs a bit bigger?? Is mine gutted down like a car to be ozone freindly?
I do have plexifairing which of course has huge resistance, but 120mph headroom sounds brilliant mate, fill me in BUDDY.
All you need is money. $$$$$ My 700cc engine is basically an 800cc stroker. I Had the crank offset ground with custom con rods, custom machined cylinder sleeves and pistons. Pistons were machined w/deeper valve reliefs and compression of 10.08:1 Extensive head work, full on port and polish with combustion area increased, custom SS valves and seats and custom bronze valve guides. SS shims to increase spring pressure. Carbs reworked and fitted with K&N filters on the carbs. Topped off with a V&H exhaust. Piece of cake! LOL. I have to credit ALL the custom maching to a long time friend who lives in Maryland. He builds engines for drag bikes and did not charge me for any of the work. Once he sent the parts back I merely had to put it together.

If you ditch the factory intake and exhaust system 105-110 is no problem!
 

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Thankyou lance, that was one hell of a responce, i dought i'll be doing all that anytime soon.
Is the factory exhaust restricted pretty good? Where would i find a bigger cfm intake?
What kind of rpm's are you running at that speed? So she'll do a 100mph in a headwind eh? Thanks lance.
 

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How do you feel about interstate riding on a 750? I feel fine myself, but after 85 mph it starts srtuggling to overtake when the wind is up.
Is a 750 big enough? some say NO , only good for around town only!
Where is the limits for 750 class. Opinions please.:rockon:
Most of my limited riding has been commuting to work and around town. I`ve only had one trip about 100 miles away, and found the frame physically too short for me. I am 6 foot tall and #300, so felt felt quite squished up in my midsection after any more than 30 minutes in the saddle. The bike had plenty of power to travel at 70-75 mph, which is about as fast as I want to cruise, considering my limited riding experience. I also don`t care for engine noise above 5-6000 rpm, and the increased fuel consumption that goes along with it.

A smaller rider may find the vn750 fine for long and/or high speed riding. I think in my case though, I would opt for something bigger like a Nomad, for comfort as well as lower engine speed and exhaust noise on the highway.
 

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I rode miine loaded with gear 500 miles to Kentucky for the gathering, I had no problem with any speed.
I did notice that MPG dropped fast when I got over 75 to 80.
 

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I've put close to 20,000 on her myself. Mostly all on the interstate. I feel the bike does quite well for the size & class. This is not a sport tour, or a croch rocket. It's an all around versital riding machine & as long as your fine with 90 mph the bike will gladly get you there.
 

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I've only had the time to do one 600+ mile trip and LOVED it! 95% desert riding with long open roads (eastern Washington).
I was riding with two big HDs and had absolutely zero concern keeping up with them. The 750 cruised rather comfortably in the 60 to 75 MPH range. All of this talk about 85 to 100 is irrelevant to me. I've had it up to 100 for spurts around this or that and it did it with no complaining whatsoever and actually felt rock solid. But there's no way anyone should be thinking about sustained speeds that high.
I'd jump on it to go from here to the moon and not think twice about it. I have a PF III windshield, good Nelson-Riggs luggage and a comfortable seat.
As for the engine noise, it's music to my ears. That may change to static if I went for a week on it but the ear-plug thing would help. I don't mind it revving past 5K rpms.
But yes, the gas mileage drops rapidly once cruising past 70 for any length of time.
The beauty of mine is that it's paid for which goes a long way towards making it good to go also. :) I paid cash for it off the showroom floor so my butt's scent is the only scent on the seat. I KNOW it's maintenance history.
I'm 5'11, 240 and it seems to have the juice to get me where I want to go comfortably and quickly. I'm quite happy with it. I just follow the front wheel and ENJOY!
 

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How do you feel about interstate riding on a 750? I feel fine myself, but after 85 mph it starts srtuggling to overtake when the wind is up.
Is a 750 big enough? some say NO , only good for around town only!
Where is the limits for 750 class. Opinions please.:rockon:
Man, I thought people only asked questions like that about Ninja 250s. Of course the Vulcan can handle freeway speeds. 100 should not be a problem if you shift properly, even on a stock bike. Once you upgrade the intake and exhaust and get the carbs jetted correctly, you should do well in excess of that.
 

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Aside from exhaust, my bike is all stock. I don't have any troubles hitting 100+ mph on open stretches of highway. On interstates, I don't have any troubles holding 85 mph and being comfortable with it.

On take off, I can pull away from my bud on his Nighthawk 750, but then he pulls away easily after 2nd gear.
But my other bud, on his Shadow 1100, is no match for the Vulcan.

As for the high revs, yeah the Vulcan revs higher than a lot of other bikes, but.....
Other bikes don't have an engine that was originally designed for a Ninja 750.
It's something that some people don't like, while it doesn't bother others.
It would be nice if there was a sixth gear, but we have a classic styled bike and can't expect everything!
 

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Man, I thought people only asked questions like that about Ninja 250s. Of course the Vulcan can handle freeway speeds. 100 should not be a problem if you shift properly, even on a stock bike. Once you upgrade the intake and exhaust and get the carbs jetted correctly, you should do well in excess of that.

Thanks AJ, so this bike could be beefed up a bit then? It pegs out at 90mph on the open plaines when the wind is up, i'd like to see 110 if poss. It will do it if the wind is down, but here's my problem, passing on the interstate at 85-90 is whats needed if another car is doing 78-80.mph , truckers like to speed up when they are being passed, then i'm out of power on a windy day, How fast could this bike go with the mods you mentioned? using plexi 3. Where can i find an intake?:rockon:
 

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If it pegs out at 90 then you must be talking about some big time serious winds. And if the other vehicle is doing 80 then you're already at a decent, mile-eating speed for long distance anyway. Enjoy the ride as it is.
 

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Wind does get faily big on the open plaines, but i am also running a plexifairing 3 full size with lowers, it will 110 if wind is down to a total minimum, i really lost some power when i went with the screen.
Surely we can open this thing up some, you know they gut them down.:rockon:
 

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Wind does get faily big on the open plaines, but i am also running a plexifairing 3 full size with lowers, it will 110 if wind is down to a total minimum, i really lost some power when i went with the screen.
Surely we can open this thing up some, you know they gut them down.:rockon:
If you contact Crobins365 she can send send you the step by step instructions on doing an ear shave to get more air/fuel into the combustion chamber for more power. You can go with an aftermarket exhaust or de-goat and drill your baffles. Somehow I deleted my copy, but the copy I sent her has everything you need including part numbers and where to get the parts. :beerchug:
 

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If you contact Crobins365 she can send send you the step by step instructions on doing an ear shave to get more air/fuel into the combustion chamber for more power. You can go with an aftermarket exhaust or de-goat and drill your baffles. Somehow I deleted my copy, but the copy I sent her has everything you need including part numbers and where to get the parts. :beerchug:

Actually I'll do that too. After putting V&H pipes on I've been looking to do the ear shave but couldn't find anything particularly coherent or linear in the versus.

Thanks Lance...
 
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