Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Monroe WA
Year/Make/Model: 2008 Vulcan Custom
Model: Vulcan 900C
Eng size: 900
Pipes: Baron slip ons
Seat: Saddleman solo
Wheels: Stock, removed clear coating and paint, polished.
Removed lower rear fender, relocated license plate under fender, integrated LED turn signals under fender lip.
Removed all side reflectors (yeah, I know)
All lights converted to LED, head, blinker, everything - diode mod and electronic flasher included.
Clear rear break light lens and front turn lenses.
Baron front and rear pulley, rear pulley polished.
Break light modulator.
Polished radiator and regulator covers.
Basic cheap bags on Easy Bracket locking system.
Cobra intake and FI controller (getting the ECU flashed and ditching the FI controller is next)
Purchased this bike in August 2017, didn't start adding mods until probably November of last year. Batwing will be installed before spring, but no other changes planned yet.
I had no plans to buy this bike, let alone a twin. I had just sold a 1985 Kawi ZL900 that I owned for about 15 year and that I had done a partial restoration on. It was a rocket to ride, but not any good for long trips. I was without a bike for about a month when I saw a CL ad for the Vulcan. The guy lived less than 1/2 mile from me so I went over to check it out. There were certain visual things I really liked - the drag style bars, the skinny front tire, the forward controls. Once I took it for a ride, I was sold. It was comfy (especially compared to my old Kawi), handled good, performance off the line was decent, and it was way more suited to longer trips than my old bike. It was a bike that I could enjoy without getting into trouble with. It was pretty clean, about 6k miles and priced right. My favorite part was the huge aftermarket support, something I didn't have with my old bike. I've probably spent more money on it than I should have, but making things my own is important. My theme for this bike it all black and chrome, no amber or red visible anywhere.
That's pretty much my story. This pic is from May, I installed the seat, rear pulley and have polished the rims since then, but I haven't taken any new pics.
Rules to live by:
Never trust a fart after a night of fast food.
Never take a laxative and a sleeping aid on the same night.
When riding, wear gear you don't mind having a wreck in.
Don't ride above your skill level.