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Just thought I would post this....on ebay...I saw by surfing here...there is a nice looking seat for $9.99 starting bid....

It's not mine...but if anyone was looking to upgrade, I thought this was a deal.

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Sorry....I can't post the link yet...less than five posts, but here is the item number for you to find it.

Item number: 170146629053

Like I said, not me selling it nor a friend, just a nice price.
 

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looks like he is selling a buch of other parts from a 1999 VN750:

Exhaust and mufflers - 170146619810

Rear pegs and brackets - 170146622222

Original shocks - 170146623353

Right side cover - 170146624532

Left side cover - 170146624951

Sissy bar frame, box and helmet locks with key - 170146627287

Looks like the auctions end on Sep 10
 

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Ogle --

Good on ya.....hope you get the seat.....

I bought my bike about 30 days ago...1991 with 8,000 miles in. I took it in to the dealer to get the carbs cleaned and they where amazed how clean it was. It is a two owner bike with me being the second owner -- yeah!!

Dunno if I paid too much or not...$2k, but I'm happy with it.

I also bought my wife a 1991 750 Nighthawk....the setup fits her, being that she is 5'4 and 108lbs....thank god she doesn't realize yet that her bike would rip mine to shreds if she chose to in a race. She's new to riding and the price tag on it fit $1,800 and it looks new, but has 22k miles.

Anyways...this is a great board!! Lotta nice info.

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Leozimm, I see that is says you are in Northern Illinois.
So am I we do rides localy if you want.
The local ride board is on Yahoo groups, Windy City VROC

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/windycityvroc/

There is one for this weekend, I wont be able to make it but there will be others.
 

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Ogle --

Good on ya.....hope you get the seat.....

I bought my bike about 30 days ago...1991 with 8,000 miles in. I took it in to the dealer to get the carbs cleaned and they where amazed how clean it was. It is a two owner bike with me being the second owner -- yeah!!

Dunno if I paid too much or not...$2k, but I'm happy with it.
I also bought my wife a 1991 750 Nighthawk....the setup fits her, being that she is 5'4 and 108lbs....thank god she doesn't realize yet that her bike would rip mine to shreds if she chose to in a race. She's new to riding and the price tag on it fit $1,800 and it looks new, but has 22k miles.

Anyways...this is a great board!! Lotta nice info.

:beerchug:
That is what I paid for my 93 with 12,000 on it I think it is a good buy.
 

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Vulcan - Nighthawk

I also bought my wife a 1991 750 Nighthawk....the setup fits her, being that she is 5'4 and 108lbs....thank god she doesn't realize yet that her bike would rip mine to shreds if she chose to in a race. She's new to riding and the price tag on it fit $1,800 and it looks new, but has 22k miles.
Sounds like you and your wife have gotten yourselves a pair of nice bikes! :smiley_th

So far my wife has not been interested in riding two up, let alone riding her own bike! ;)

My last bike was a Nighthawk 750. It was a 1993, uncrated and assembled in 1994, and sold to me in 1995 (with only 3000 miles on it) when the owner ran into financial difficulty. I can't remember how much I paid for it ($3000?), but the price seemed reasonable and the bike was in mint condition. I know I loved riding it. Unfortunately, I sold it after only a couple of years (and a few thousand miles) to get $$$ to buy musical gear. Big mistake. I've finally learned... NEVER sell a good bike, and NEVER sell a good guitar. Even if you're not riding/playing for a season. If necessary, take out a loan!

Anyway, when I bought my 2006 VN 750 last year, I was looking for something like the Nighthawk, and the Vulcan was the closest thing I could find among all the crotch rockets, off-road bikes, and massive cruisers. At first I was surprised by how loud the V-twin was compared to the inline four cylinder Nighthawk. But I've grown used to it and really love the bike. I've put more miles on it already than my last three bikes combined!

I'm intrigued by your comment that the Nighthawk would rip the Vulcan to shreds in a race... I was so long between bikes that my memory doesn't help me compare/contrast the two. (The cylinder count is one big difference!)
 

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Ogle --

Good on ya.....hope you get the seat.....

I bought my bike about 30 days ago...1991 with 8,000 miles in. I took it in to the dealer to get the carbs cleaned and they where amazed how clean it was. It is a two owner bike with me being the second owner -- yeah!!

Dunno if I paid too much or not...$2k, but I'm happy with it.

I also bought my wife a 1991 750 Nighthawk....the setup fits her, being that she is 5'4 and 108lbs....thank god she doesn't realize yet that her bike would rip mine to shreds if she chose to in a race. She's new to riding and the price tag on it fit $1,800 and it looks new, but has 22k miles.

Anyways...this is a great board!! Lotta nice info.

:beerchug:
Sounds reasonable to me. That's what I paid for my 2000 with ~17.5k miles, but I think I got a heckuvadeal. I see older bikes than mine going for closer to $3k (and some even more) on ebay all the time. And of course the fact that you're happy with it is more than enough to make up for a few extra dollars.
 

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I guess I don't have technical proof that the Nighthawk would win, but I like my Vulcan for the cruiser look and feel. My opinion is the that Nighthawk would kill it in a race...cruiser vs. sport

I've had:
Sears 100....that was a long time ago
Yamaha RD350....1973 2 stroker...too much smoke...cough cough
Radian..first nice bike that was bigger than a 350
Nighthawk 750...easy to ride and just add gas & oil
Aspencade....too bulky for me, although nice
CR80F..ok ok the kids bike
91 Vulcan...my current bike
91 Nighthawk 750....as you said, I shouldn't have sold the first one...wife's bike...she is afraid of it riding solo...but time will tell...


Well said Big T and I agree about being happy with it...
 

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I'm in Crystal Lake. See ya on the roads...
 

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Just looked at your website for your Vulcan....what haven't you done to it....smiling...nice.
 

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Bulldog is the posterchild to what you can do to a 750 :)
 

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I guess I don't have technical proof that the Nighthawk would win, but I like my Vulcan for the cruiser look and feel. My opinion is the that Nighthawk would kill it in a race...cruiser vs. sport.
The guy I ride with most has a ('01?) 750 Nighthawk.
For a short while, off the line, the Vulcan will take it. But after that the Nighthawk pulls away. Top speed isn't much different though. He can get it going a slight bit faster than the Vulcan, but not much.
If he'd change the gears to equal my off the line advantage, I'd most likely out do him at top speed.
I rode it a couple of times, and it wasn't too bad, but I like the riding posture of the Vulcan better. :smiley_th
 

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Late response, but I agree -- I like the riding posture better on the Vulcan.

The foot pegs are really what make the difference on the Nighthawk for my wife...closer to her. She is a shorty.

She just took the Motorcycle Safety training over the weekend. She has ridden before, but I thought this would be a good confidence builder, seeing other newbies ride also. Was really good for her...she had fun and learned some other idea's from others besides the impatient husband...smiling.

Thanks for the support....look forward to riding with a couple of ya that are local.
 

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Sounds reasonable to me. That's what I paid for my 2000 with ~17.5k miles, but I think I got a heckuvadeal. I see older bikes than mine going for closer to $3k (and some even more) on ebay all the time. And of course the fact that you're happy with it is more than enough to make up for a few extra dollars.
So I guess paying $2k for a 2001 with 2,300 miles was a pretty good deal, eh? That's why I snapped mine up. Even got a Sony 42" big screen TV (projection type) thrown in on the deal.
 

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I got my '92 back in March, or was it April...for $1000 plus it came with a box of parts...the bike has had its share of little problems, but so far the most i have spent to get her running was the postage to mail some parts to another member on the sight. I love this bike for its simplicity. I have never owned a more mechanic friendly piece of equipment .

Ohh and I am the third owner the bike has less than 1800 original miles (I know the other two owners who vouch for this).
 

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Not to shabby of a price there. I paid $800 for my '86 with just under 18K miles
 
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