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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-22-2017, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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A bit confuse where to start

Hi, I have a Vulcan 800 sitting in my garage for over a year. A friend gave it to me with a crack frame due to poor weld job. Previous owner before my friend had the fork neck stem chop up to fit a springer fork. Long story short, planning to use the bike for friends to practice on. I purchased a used frame. I had engine and wheels assembled onto the new frame. Now I am confuse what chain and socket to get since all parts are mix up with partial Vulcan 800a and 800b. By the way, the neck stem that guy chop off, he installed a different neck stem from a different bike with a different vin number, so I can't tell what year the Vulcan is.

So any other way to identify it?
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engine Number should be the same has frame !
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Thanks, first time assembling a bike. I did a lot of research last year on it, but I couldn't figure something as simple as that. Lol
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You may not know if it an A or B type, but you can decide which way you want to go. The rear fender may tell if it is an A or B type (depending on the year it was built). A-type would be like Harley, B-type looks more like Indian.
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Link didn't work at first because there's a double [http://] at the beginning. But I remember reading that some time ago. Basically good information. The Wolf's Bike Shop; just how far do you trust me?

What should not be neglected, is the fact that on lower rpm's the strain on various engine parts is a lot higher than on higher rpm's. This results in higher wear on piston stem bearing and drive shaft. You might want to shorten the oil change interval and other maintainance issues after modifications that result in lower rpm's.
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