Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: calgary, alberta
Second time around/mid life crisis
Hello fellow vulcan riders!
About 15-20 years ago i rode a vulcan vn750 for about 2 years.
I never did get my class 6 as the people i was riding with had theres.
After a while the friends i was riding with sold there bikes and i sold mine.
Fast forward 15-20 yrs.
I'm now 47 and lots of people at work are buying bikes.
I found a good deal on an 1988 vn1500.
The bike had not been rode for 2-3 years as he bought a newer bike.
I rebuilt the clutch system, fluid and replaced the clutch spring(46,000km)
I don't think he had ever changed the clutch fluid as it was dark brown and starting to gum up on the clutch lever piston.
I took the MSC here in calgary and passed my class 6 last week.
I now have 70km on the bike.
I'm trying to get used to the clutch as it is still a bit grabby.
Fine line between gas and clutch. LOL!
The more i ride, the better the clutch is reacting/feeling.
Looking through the posts, i think the more i ride the better i'll get with the clutch.
Below is a pic of the bike, It is in great original shape, shifts nice from 1-2
It's supposed to rain all week here! it might be nice on the weekend LOL.
Talk at you later.