Author Topic: New to the Vulcan Community. Need some advise.  (Read 489 times)

Nicholas

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New to the Vulcan Community. Need some advise.
« on: May 29, 2020, 08:39:01 AM »
I am new to the family of Vulcans. I recently just bought a 2006 Vulcan 800 Drifter about a week ago. It was a little bit of a fixer upper. It has been sitting for 5 years and and i think the previous owner put it down because it is missing the front fender and there is a dent in the tank. I got brakes and rotors, tires, and a chain for it. Still need to get a front fender and a windshield. One thing i have been struggling with is finding a way to mount saddle bags. All the brackets i find are for 2up seats and i only have a solo seat. All the universal mounts don't accommodate the rear suspension of the bike. Any help would be appreciated! Also is there anything i need to look at that could need done for the bike since it has been sitting for so long?

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Re: New to the Vulcan Community. Need some advise.
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2020, 02:57:04 AM »
Don't know about the 800 setup, but on the 1500, the OEM Fire and Steel bag brackets work for either solo or dual seat.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2020, 15:43:53 PM by Bucko »

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Re: New to the Vulcan Community. Need some advise.
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2020, 13:27:18 PM »
I can't help ya, too.
I've got a 1999 Drifter 800 wich was made with the 2-up seat.
And I have modified it, adding a spring solo seat. But I actually use the OEM saddlebag brackets, simply by adapting them to the new configuration.
As for the rest, I think you might want to check the whole bike assembly: a 5 years sitting down is a bad stuff, for any component, electrical or structural...
I love my swingin' bike!

jack freeman

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Re: New to the Vulcan Community. Need some advise.
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2020, 23:36:58 PM »
A while back I remember a fellow drifter was makeing a bolt on saddle bracket that works on the 800 . Put this out there maybe a fellow
rider can help . Hope this helps .

Thanks  Jack

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Re: New to the Vulcan Community. Need some advise.
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2020, 23:56:38 PM »
I did find who I belive made  the saddle bag brackets . He is fellow member OR Seedman . Keep me posted .
Jack

 


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