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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-15-2011, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Richmond, Virginia. Any members?

Hi. I'm from Richmond, Virginia and am checking to see if there are any members here from Richmond or in the state of Virginia. I am new to the forum and I am also new to the motorcycle world. I bought a brand new 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom from Foley Motorsports in Mechanicsville Virginia back on March 15, 2011. I think I got a great deal on the bike myself. It had 783 miles on her and it can with about two thousand dollar of acessories on her. The owner was the owner of the dealership. He bought new fuel tank fron and rear fenders and the two side peices and had the painted Candy Lime. The bike has no emblems saying kawasaki on her except on the insturment panel on the fuel tank. I also got the origianl front and rear fenders, the fuels tank and the two side peices which are painted Candy Brunt Orange. They have all the emblems on those parts. I have them all boxes up and in a save place to keep them just in case anything happens to my bike. I go next weekend to take the motorcycle classes to get my license. I have been practicing and reading the operators manual, owners manual and taking the mock teat online. I was looking to hookup and maybe make some new friends. Hit me up if there is anyone from or around Richmond, Virginia.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-15-2011, 12:10 PM
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I'n not from Va, but welcome aboard. Where is the pics?

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I shall have some pictures soon.

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Here are a few pic's of my bike

Here are a few picture of my 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom. I hope everyone enjoys them. I will have to send some newer picture. I made my own Radiator cover for my bike and license plate frame to. Later.

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 02:38 PM
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Not in rich but Roanoke

Hey,
I also started this year, bought an 01 800, replaced tank, bars, headlight, r turn signals. want to do all the work myself so I know MY bike. trying to plan a trip to Richmond as I have family there.

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I am just up the road in Ladysmith. The wife and I are also new riders, took the course together in Ashland in August. On my second bike since then a 96 VN1500C model. Basically an A with wire spoke wheels. It would be nice to get together and ride some time.

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@Robert - Good luck on your MSF safety course. I took it a couple weekends ago after buying my Vulcan 800. I live in Richmond also, and have shopped at Foley Motorsports a couple times. It'd be cool to get together and ride sometime if you're up for it.

@nate - I bought an '01 Vulcan 800 also. The guy I bought it from basically replaced the same stuff you replaced, sadly I haven't done any work on it yet as I'm a little strapped for cash.

@tcheekva - I took the course in Ashland also, had a good time doing it also. When you come down to RVA we should all go riding. Sport our Vulcans.
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Im also from the area. Hope i can ride with you sometime. I have a custom se vulcan 900. =)
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@ rivet that sounds good maybe we can plan a trip few months ahead of time and a bunch of us meet near richmond.
no worries on your bike this time of year we are all strapped for $$, i was lucky and got a promotion BUT with all promotions I now cover 2x's the territory i did before so I need to know cpl months in advance when to take a cpl days off.
so far our winter has been easy, and I am hoping it will stay that way as I ride my bike when i'm off and weather is nice. I'm trying NOT to put it away for winter.
one thing i would like to add to my bike is an electrical cut off switch to headlight and turn signals, as my bike is a pain on cold start, BUT if I let it sit running to warm up for too long the battery will loose its charge and bikes differ from cars, when a car bat looses charge and you jump the alternator starts charging the bat right away, on a bike it ONLY starts to charge once you hit around 3500rpm so 30 mph or more. I found out the hard way cruising around town that the bat didnt charge when i did a quick stop and it wouldnt start. also you can clutch jump your bike if battery dies if you are on a hill or such put in 1st hold clutch get a nice coast going then let up on clutch and baam it starts

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do you have your bike Manual? if not I have it in PDF format , Easy to e-mail to anyone that needs it for
vn800 95-04

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