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Well, 3200. dollars later and i bought it. 2750 miles. Both keys and no owners manual.
I bought this from our local yamaha dealer,they serviced it,flush the front brakes and fresh gas(it would hardly run and the exhaust stunk,had to be two years old).
My main concern right now,is how much air is supposed to be in the rear shocks?
Later on ,I'll get some handlebars that arent quite so tall,they just feel a bit high to me. 2 to 4 inches lower would do it.I always felt that as you are sitting in the seat ,close your eyes and reach where the bars should be and that would be the comfort zone. Other than that ,it runs fine ,starts easy .
The rectifier relocate had been done by the previous owner,and i can see why ,sitting under the battery box is just asking for trouble(the vapors),even if you did glob on some dielectric grease when new ,i don't know that it last on the connections.
Thank you for all the comments,it really helped.
Now if i could just sell that Majesty, :)
 

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The vn750 is a great bike, you'll love it.

Pros:
It's a sportsbike in a cruiser frame. When the road gets tight and twisty, the Vulcan comes alive. From freeway (yawn) to open sweepers (yawn) to technical roads (yay) to ultratwisty goat trails (drool), the Vulcan eats them up. I put 63k of mostly very tight backroads on mine, it's a great bike. The local sprotsbile crowd will wonder WTF is going on when you pass them through the twisties.

Cons:
Electrical system. A common problem is frying the stator, which requires an engine pull to fix. That's over $1000 to the local shop if you lack the skills to do it yourself. So, check and double-check the stator and charging system before buying. If there's an extended warranty offered, get it, will pay for itself the first time the stator fries.

Change the oil every 3k and it should last a long time. Lastly, no matter how short the ride, wear FULL GEAR. No exceptions!


Edit to answer your question about the rear shocks. For 1-up riding, having them empty is ok. If it's too spongy, give them 5 or 10. Riding 2-up, maybe 30, depending on the size of the passenger. Manual says 40 psi max. Also, the shock air reservoir is very small, so DO NOT use a compressed air hose. It took one pump from a bicycle pump to get mine up to 30.
 

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If only it had 6th gear..
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Well, good for you. Enjoy it and I wish you the best with it. There are plenty of people on here willing to help with what ever concerns you have. You might try adjusting the handlebars a little. Mine were too high when I bought it and I found that pulling them a little toward me was enough to make the difference. Have fun.
Dave.
 

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And a stator change no longer requires an engine pull, thanks to Tuxedoseven's d-i-y mod.
 

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Thanks Hoss. Too lazy to look it up!
 

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You might try adjusting the handlebars a little. Mine were too high when I bought it and I found that pulling them a little toward me was enough to make the difference. Have fun.
Dave.
I did the same thing. BIG difference.
 

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I did the same thing. BIG difference.
No one has as I know of mentioned it, perhaps everyone already knows...
But most things on the vn750 that are not attached when shipped have an alignment mark for the person that uncrates and assembles the bike, you might want to look at some and see if they have been changed from the norm., everyone has their own preference so you might even want to adjust other things...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
 
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