I think the last year for the plastic oil gear on the vulcan 1500 was 1999, or maybe 1999 was the 1st year for the steel oil gear and 1998 was the last year of the plastic. I have the last model year 2004 for the carb 1500 classics, I would recommend a FI bike over a carb bike if you can get one. Also be aware that low mileage is good but, years ago I was given a low mileage bike that was sitting in a shed and was not stored properly and the inside of the gas tank was rusted really bad, low mileage bikes means it might have been stored and not maintained so check it over good for rust and also cracks in rubber parts that dry out when old. Also drain the carb of all gas when storing a bike and fill up the gas tank and add seafoam as a gas stabilizer and do not use that red or pink Stabil gas stabilizer stuff as that stuff will turn the gas in the carb to jello and plug up the jets. Use seafoam.
Last edited by Degreaser; 11-17-2012 at 09:27 AM.