I have, on occasion, had problems starting the bike. I have found that this is a problem with the battery. Once I replaced it with a Die Hard Gold the problem is gone. Still, when it is cold outside the bike takes a bit to get it started.
The bike shows rust very easy, as well on the bolts and some of the chrome. Chrome polish will take it off, just wash and keep the bike in a garage and it will be fine.
The storage box on the back of the seat wears out quickly and breaks very easy. Good luck finding a replacement.
After market parts are very hard to find for the bike.
Overall, this was, and is, a great first bike. It is very easy to care for and a joy to ride.
I love the shock adjustments, just a quick click to soften or firm up if you have an additional rider. No chain to lube or tighten is nice as well.
I have purchased a new Mustang seat, engine guards, luggage rack, a windshield and saddle bags for my bike. I ride it with friends, and it is a great cruising bike. I get quite a few comments about the old cruiser bike look. I like that myself.
The bike is quite for the most part, so if you like it loud I suggest you buy new pipes. I have seen a few after market ones for the 750.
7th Aug 2008, 17:08
My friend bought a 2001 Vulcan 750 and it was a POS nightmare from the start!.. Would not idle the same after it was killed and restarted.. constant tinkering with the carbs.. Kept eating up valve chain tensioners... Springs inside always broke... had to replace every 3500 miles or so! Always crankcase noise until it warmed up for 15-20 minutes.. was afraid to sit on it and ride till it warmed up.. was afraid of a piston-ectomy!! OUCH!! I am a bike mechanic.. and all I can say is... Totally ruined us both on a Kawasaki Product!
- Matthew Wrightman.