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October 2016 Bike Of The Month entry thread!

Please post your bikes here to be entered in this month's Bike of the Month contest!

To enter your Vulcan, all you need to do is tell us a little about it, and post some photo(s). And don't forget the story behind the bike because that can often turn the trick!

The winner for each round will be chosen by our members' votes! A new voting thread will be created near the end of the month.

Year:
Model:
Eng size:
Pipes:
Seat:
Wheels:
Accessories:
And the story:

As long as you haven't won in the past year you can enter again.

Please post your entries in the active month's thread. That thread will be closed at the end of the month. We'll start a poll with that month's entries and the winner will be named and have their bike featured on the home page.

You must have accumulated 15 posts in order to enter a bike, or to discuss the bikes, or to vote. You will be able to view the bikes, but not discuss them, vote on them, or enter your own until you have accumulated 15 posts. This is the same number of posts that has been required in the past to vote for BOTM.

Please note; You may be disqualified if you 'rally votes' from other members. This can include sending private messages asking for votes, posting new threads asking for forum members to vote for you, etc.

Please be respectful when discussing other members bikes. You may also be disqualified for unsportsman-like comments about other bikes, which can include insults, demeaning comments, or demanding in open forums or PM's that others not vote for them or that they be disqualified. If you have a legitimate concern that someone is not competing fairly and should not be considered for voting, PM a moderator.


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Stock Exhaust
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Passenger back rest and Slipstream wind screen.
Ivanized ecu

This bike is building memories almost daily. The Back rest was added for my youngest son Lance. He loves to ride with me. I bought it as my retirement clock. In two years I plan to retire and the bike will be paid for. You know retired guys need to reduce expenses. But I want to travel the USA especially the west coast.

This is Arnold the big twin. The other Vulcan is Danny the little twin.

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Engine: 2053cc
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Seat: Corbin Dual Tour
Wheels: HD AirStrike front, stock rear.
Accessories : too many
The Story:
In the fall of 2010 I'd been looking for something larger than my 1500 Nomad. I'd payed off most of my bills and the wife gave the okay to pull the trigger.
I found a good deal in Oklahoma City, contacted the owner and made the trek from Albuquerque. On the way home the bike would not go past 2nd gear. I called the guy that sold it to me and his response was, "tough luck, I sold you a working bike". I was livid. No way to pull or haul it, I rode in second gear for 14 hours. The next day I called a wrench buddy of mine, yup, bent shift fork. He got it back up and running for me. I was mad for a while. However, after taking out my frustrations on the twisting roads of the nearby mountains I found this it was a great bike, even if I had to put some extra cash into it.
I starred at it for the longest time, and decided it needed hardbags and an Indian fender. First iteration was great. A buddy of mine from work offered to help me fit a Gilroy fender on it and room to play in his garage. We both had a great time. After we were done, we looked at the bike and started planning out future mods.
Life got in the way and in 2013 the wife and I moved to Virginia.
The Gilroy fender always sat a bit high, due to the wide front tire, and I'd managed to dent the top a few times on large potholes. I began making a wider fender out of fiberglass.
In the summer of 2014 I was laid off and given a severance. With my new found free time I decided to give the bike a full make over. Drifter rear fender was grafted to the rear. European transfer gears were installed. Chubby handlebars, air suspension, HD front wheel, sand and polish forks. Relocate rear brake caliper and rectifiers, LED lights for turn signals, run/turn/brake lights in the rear on Aurora signals. Had to find new bags to fit the new rear fender. The list goes on and on. Decided to Plasti Dip while I figure out paint. For those of you on the VN2000 side, you have probably run across my progress. I made a DIY page for most of the mods I've done: https://sites.google.com/site/rodsv2kdrifter/home
This year we moved to Florida and it's been a labor of love...

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Surely there be some more bikes out there.. come on, let's see some entries

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Voting has begun for this month so save any future entries for the November contest once that thread is created.

Here's where to vote *CLICK* here


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