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Old 12-06-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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The Vulcan 750. Tell me what you know!

So I'm thinking about getting one. I hear they are pretty good. Seems like a good value cruiser. Anybody know anything about these?
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:59 PM   #2
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Oh hell, misspelled the thread title!
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:01 PM   #3
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Oh hell, misspelled the thread title!
Maybe not!
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:07 PM   #4
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:10 PM   #5
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JerryH will be along shortly to tell you ALL about the Vulcan! It is by far the greatest motorcycle ever made!
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:18 PM   #6
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JerryH will be along shortly to tell you ALL about the Vulcan! It is by far the greatest motorcycle ever made!
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:24 PM   #7
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Don't tell me he's the only person that knows about these bikes!?

Pretty smooth? Fairly comfortable?

I'm just kind of tired of all the Harley BS and want something a little cheaper, but definitely not one of those Street 750 POS import turds.
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:42 PM   #8
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it's a very nice bike, designed when the Japanese were trying to build better motorcycles, and weren't so concerned about playing "me too".

hydraulic valves, shaft drive, liquid cooling
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:03 PM   #9
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Our best friend on Long Island, N.Y. has had one for years. Bought it used when it was a year or so old.

He loves it. He and his wife ride two up on it when Cathy and I show up on our K bike.

He is good for a couple hours but his wife/passenger needs butt breaks every hour.

His bike has been very trouble free (he knows NOTHING about wrenching)- takes it in for a yearly oil/filter change and he is good to go for the season.

Only negative- small fuel tank and a bit more thirsty? He will drain his to reserve when my K still has 2 gallons of 5 left.
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:21 PM   #10
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It is a great bike, with a few issues. I have put over 160,000 miles on 2 of them. Both bought brand new. The seat is all day comfortable for me. Go to vn750.com for all the answers.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:17 PM   #11
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... but definitely not one of those Street 750 POS import turds.


I'm not a huge fan of the 750 Street for myself, but I find it more than a little ironic that you call the HD a POS import when asking about the Kawasaki 750 Vulcan.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:32 PM   #12
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I'm not a huge fan of the 750 Street for myself, but I find it more than a little ironic that you call the HD a POS import when asking about the Kawasaki 750 Vulcan.
Believe it or not, the Vulcan 750 is just as much American made as one of those fake Harleys. From 1986 on, it was made at the Kawasaki factory in Lincoln, Nebraska. Yes, most of the parts were made in Japan. But it appears that most of the POS Harley parts will be made in India. I would rather have Japanese parts over Indian made parts anyday. The "Street" will basically be a Royal Enfield assembled in the U.S. Except that the RE looks better.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #13
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I've heard great things about them. I'm not a big fan of the looks, but a bike that is super reliable and has a lot going for it can trump appearance.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:08 PM   #14
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:18 AM   #15
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Lets face it, the "disco-era" Japanese Cruisers like the VN750 and it's Yamahog Virago cousin were very good, well-built motorcycles, but in the looks dept. ... well you either love 'em or not so much! LOL!

Anyhoo, most more current Japanese Cruisers are far better looking IMHO ... and likely just as reliable as their disco-era ancestors ...
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