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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Red face 750 Roll Call

So far, I am aware of the following people having a 750. No doubt there are some that I've missed jotting down but here's the deal so far: (In no particular order) (Please let me know so I can add your name to the list if I've missed you)


1) Vn750Guy** --------------------------------Fredrickson, Washington (pic attached)
2) codyk93 -------------------------------------- ? , Virginia
3) Wayneridout --------------------------------- ? , ?
4) XenaBurnham ------------------------------- ? , ? (pic attached)
5) Nhsmoker ----------------------------------- ? , New Hampshire
6) JohnBob -------------------------------------South of Boston, Mass
7) duder762 ------------------------------------Sonoita , Arizona
8) LandyLou ------------------------------------"Western" , Washington (Another Vn750.com alumni if I'm not badly mistaken/perhaps close enough to me to ride together sometimes)
9) MathewWellington -------------------------- ? ?
10) jrweird1 ------------------------------------ ? ?
11) fastpakr ------------------------------------Roanoke , Virginia (added)
12) Sunday_cruiser----------------------------- ? ? (added) (pic attached)
13) Mmart--------------------------------------- ? Iowa (added) (pic attached)
14) ustazsifu------------------------------------ Malaysia
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Chris Cochran
Retired USAF '74 to '95 AMMO
Engine guard with highway pegs
Luggage rack
GPS on RAM handlebar mount
MCCTs replaced ACCTs
Iridium plugs: DPR7EIX-9
Custom made seat (verrry comfortable)
LED turn signals with rear signals relocated
LED license plate holder
Hard mounted Viking saddlebags
Hard mounted fork tool bag (free from Viking)
LED running lights on custom light bar
National Cycles Low Boy Heavy Duty windshield
Home made lowers

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I had placed spaces between your names and your location but the forum software deleted those spaces. That's why there are question marks immediately after your screen names.

Edited: Somewhat corrected where the forum software deleted my original spacing. This is easier to read.

Additional: Aside from simply listing the total people with 750s that haunt this forum, hopefully, should people update with their locations, we can see if any other 750 driver is close enough to us perchance ride together. For example, as of the time I am typing this, codyk93 and fastpakr are both in Virginia while myself (Vn750Guy**) and LandyLou are in western Washington state.

Chris Cochran
Retired USAF '74 to '95 AMMO
Engine guard with highway pegs
Luggage rack
GPS on RAM handlebar mount
MCCTs replaced ACCTs
Iridium plugs: DPR7EIX-9
Custom made seat (verrry comfortable)
LED turn signals with rear signals relocated
LED license plate holder
Hard mounted Viking saddlebags
Hard mounted fork tool bag (free from Viking)
LED running lights on custom light bar
National Cycles Low Boy Heavy Duty windshield
Home made lowers

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Added fastpakr from Roanoke, Virginia

Chris Cochran
Retired USAF '74 to '95 AMMO
Engine guard with highway pegs
Luggage rack
GPS on RAM handlebar mount
MCCTs replaced ACCTs
Iridium plugs: DPR7EIX-9
Custom made seat (verrry comfortable)
LED turn signals with rear signals relocated
LED license plate holder
Hard mounted Viking saddlebags
Hard mounted fork tool bag (free from Viking)
LED running lights on custom light bar
National Cycles Low Boy Heavy Duty windshield
Home made lowers

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Where are you at, Xena?

Good pics.

Chris Cochran
Retired USAF '74 to '95 AMMO
Engine guard with highway pegs
Luggage rack
GPS on RAM handlebar mount
MCCTs replaced ACCTs
Iridium plugs: DPR7EIX-9
Custom made seat (verrry comfortable)
LED turn signals with rear signals relocated
LED license plate holder
Hard mounted Viking saddlebags
Hard mounted fork tool bag (free from Viking)
LED running lights on custom light bar
National Cycles Low Boy Heavy Duty windshield
Home made lowers
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So I'm curious,
I took a look at a 750 a few years back, but settled on a 500.
The test ride, for the little I rode it, was nice and it seemed to be good off the line.

Did they just not sell in big quantities or have they all hit the metal heap as scrap??


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Not sure on sales numbers... but the 750 is kind of a weird bike. Lots of people hated the styling, and it is an odd fit in terms of performance, technology, etc. On a relatively compact cruiser you get an integrated centerstand, shaft drive, a v-twin with an 8500RPM redline, and a complete instrument cluster including a fuel gauge. On the other hand, you're stuck with a finicky charging system that requires an engine pull for stator failure, factory assembly issues where the shaft drive splines were often left dry, and a few other smaller things. If you're willing to go through the effort, most of its flaws can be fixed and the bike is reliable for a long time. Many people weren't.

'99 Vulcan 500, 29k miles

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I'm also not sure about the numbers. But it did enjoy a 20 to 21 year production run, virtually unchanged. For the time period it was designed in, all of those things mentioned above, plus being water cooled, were really neat to have. Technology has surpassed it now, of course. I tend to look at that as a positive, though. It will never have fuel pump issues as there is no fuel pump. You don't need to worry about an obscure error code popping up on some screen since there is no ECU as in today's bike as well as no "screen" for the code to appear in.

The center stand is GREAT to have. As for the styling goes, yep, its clearly an early 80s design. It most definitely won't be confused with virtually 100% of today's bikes. Frankly, that's another positive to me since if I park mine in any group of bikes it'll always stand out.

It was discontinued in '06 so there's been lots of time for natural attrition of quite a few of them. Some people simply get fed up with stator changes and part out an otherwise good bike. Some are crapped out by accidents and some don't really get ridden much so they're low mileage. I believe Xena's has only @3K miles on it. That's LOW so it must have been a hanger queen as the USAF used to call a plane that spent too much time in a hangar instead of flying.

Its been years since I've seen another one on the road.

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Retired USAF '74 to '95 AMMO
Engine guard with highway pegs
Luggage rack
GPS on RAM handlebar mount
MCCTs replaced ACCTs
Iridium plugs: DPR7EIX-9
Custom made seat (verrry comfortable)
LED turn signals with rear signals relocated
LED license plate holder
Hard mounted Viking saddlebags
Hard mounted fork tool bag (free from Viking)
LED running lights on custom light bar
National Cycles Low Boy Heavy Duty windshield
Home made lowers
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I love the look.
Today's new bikes are for the lost part all the same look and one I dont like it.
Just stuck on the 80 look I guess.

I do like the Honda CTX, and the Vulcan S.

AND who doesnt want a center stand, wish I had one!!

I didint know about the stator issue. Maybe good I didnt go that route.


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I don't know if the 750 stator has a higher failure rate than any other particular type bike, but when it does crap out, it requires the motor to, if not come out entirely, then at least be tilted so as to replace it, just as fastpakr was saying.. The output of the stator isn't that much. More than enough for normal usage but not so much extra there for you to install additional electrical doo-dads. Unless……..

Drop the juice usage by changing old-style light bulbs with LED units and this'll free up power for GPS/phone charger/running lights or what have you.

Its a very good riding bike. Good handling. Lightweight. Sufficient power to get you into serious trouble.

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Retired USAF '74 to '95 AMMO
Engine guard with highway pegs
Luggage rack
GPS on RAM handlebar mount
MCCTs replaced ACCTs
Iridium plugs: DPR7EIX-9
Custom made seat (verrry comfortable)
LED turn signals with rear signals relocated
LED license plate holder
Hard mounted Viking saddlebags
Hard mounted fork tool bag (free from Viking)
LED running lights on custom light bar
National Cycles Low Boy Heavy Duty windshield
Home made lowers
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