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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-30-2017, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Bike Of The Spring entry thread!

No entries for January and it has been very close in month's past getting two entries for the contest so lets try giving more time to accumulate entries. Let's run a bike of the spring covering January to April.

Please post your bikes here to be entered in the month's Bike of the Spring 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 April.

Eng size:
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 thread. That thread will be closed at the end of April. We'll start a poll with the 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.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-10-2017, 10:33 PM
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My son and daughter decided to both get their endorsements several years ago. I then bought them this 1995 Vulcan 800A that wasn't running for $1100. All it took was a battery and new coil wires to get it running. Also changed the sprockets for taller gearing and installed new Shinko 777 tires with Ride On balancing fluid inside. Both kids rode it several times, Logan dumped it on his maiden voyage and back to college they went. So...the bike really became mine along with my 2008 1700cc Yamaha Roadstar. Just got it back together this week. When Logan dropped it at low speed it put a ball size dent in the side of the tank. Instead of repairing it, I dished both sides with a rubber mallet and rusted the dishes with chlorine. Also rebuilt the front end with new bushings and oil, added fork boots, polished the lower fork tubes, painted it, added some vinyl pinstripes, installed a smaller tail light and blacked out some chrome. Had previously shaved down the ridiculous duck tail on the rear of the seat. Got a set of rear shock dog bones I have cut and need to weld to lower it.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-10-2017, 11:21 PM
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Wheels: Stock Spoke / White Walls
Accessories: Barons front & rear pulleys, Chrome Woo Loo Horn, Cobra Power Flo, Avon Grips, Cobra Sissy Bar, Cobra Light Bar, rear strobe brake light, OEM Windshield, Superbrite LED lights, Leatherlyke Hard Bags, Custom Mirrors.
Story: I got the bike from a friend of mine who bought it new. After having back surgery and nerve damage in his leg he could no longer ride. After three slabs of BBQ ribs a case of beer and a few cigars we negotiated a buddy deal. He wanted it to go to someone who would appreciate it for what it was made for.
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2006 Vulcan 900 classic
Mustang Day Tripper seat
Cobra Light Bar
Cobra Air Scoop
Cobra short sissy bar
Baron's front and rear pulley
Baron's Big and Nasty pipes
Leatherlyke hard bags
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-11-2017, 09:27 AM
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We have bikes in the contest

Looking good gents.

Let's keep them a coming!

Yes, I'm a Chrome Whore.

2004 Vulcan 2000
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Yeah, Smedlin -- and a couple of good lookin' rides, too! Can't help but wonder...does Shores do custom work for hire?!


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