Another 500 in the family

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pappy1118
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Another 500 in the family

Postby pappy1118 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:13 pm

Just got my daughter a 2008 Vulcan 500. Mine is a 07. Looks much like mine but where my frame is gloss black hers is flat black. It is still waiting to come home in the previous owners garage till it warms a little more. maybe in next month (March). I already bought new oil and filter for it. Have a windshield and saddlebags from mine that I took off when I upgraded. Just south of my house is lightly traveled roads so that's where we will start out. COME ON SPRING! 8-)
I like seeing your pics so keep em coming.
Btw, it is in great condition and cost me 2100. Anyone have their tank and fenders painted? how much?

Safe riding guys.
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Re: Another 500 in the family

Postby GeorgiaRider » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:51 am

Congrats on the new 500. Great bikes. I have a 2006 model with 35K miles and it still runs great.
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Re: Another 500 in the family

Postby Triangles » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:03 am

If you take the tank into a reputable body shop it should cost about $350. I took off the gas cap, petcock, and hoses before taking it in. I also gave them the front fender to match the color. It cost me a little over $350, the shop I took it to is a little high priced (has a good rep) but the only other body shop I know about in the area is Maaco. If I were to take it to Maaco I'd probably be better off rattle canning it. Most body shops would want you to just bring in the tank. I assume it's because they don't work on many bikes and would probably charge you another $50-$100 labor to remove the tank.
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