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by catseye
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Vulcan 500 Pictures
Topic: I bought another EN500 to play with....
Replies: 5
Views: 8544

Re: I bought another EN500 to play with....

I think I will start playing around with a shorter rear fender to see if that works better than the stock one.
by catseye
Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Vulcan 500 Pictures
Topic: I bought another EN500 to play with....
Replies: 5
Views: 8544

Re: I bought another EN500 to play with....

ebay - it was ~ $60. I may at a later date get one with a deeper contour to better fit the shape of the frame, but I'm pleased with the quality at the price. found it: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Motorcycle-Solo-Seat-Custom-Bobber-Harley-Black-KH-XL-XLH-XLCH-Sportster-/310803883349?pt=Motorcycles_Pa...
by catseye
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Vulcan 500 Pictures
Topic: I bought another EN500 to play with....
Replies: 5
Views: 8544

I bought another EN500 to play with....

Last summer I picked up a '99 EN500. http://catseyeweb.com/vulcan/vulcan3sm.jpg I was so impressed with it I jumped when another opportunity showed up: http://catseyeweb.com/vulcan/blue500.jpg It was in need of love due to spending time out in the elements, had a nice dent in the tank, so I took the...
by catseye
Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Vulcan 500 Pictures
Topic: 1995 Vulcan EN500A6
Replies: 2
Views: 5727

Re: 1995 Vulcan EN500A6

very nice. I bet a lot of people would be very surprised at how nicely a 500 can ride when outfitted like that.
by catseye
Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Lessons Well Learned
Topic: Don't use cheap plastic hose fittings!
Replies: 1
Views: 4245

Re: Don't use cheap plastic hose fittings!

very few times in my life have I kicked myself for spending too much for something. Many are the times I have kicked myself for spending too little.
by catseye
Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Ride Reports & Meetups
Topic: VA/NC Blue Ridge Parkway
Replies: 0
Views: 5183

VA/NC Blue Ridge Parkway

Spent a couple of days on the BRP in VA near the NC border. It's not as mountainous there, the elevations aren't quite as high as further South, so the parkway itself is more gentle sweeping curves. Nice and relaxing, if that's what you like, with lots of rolling hills and meadows, nice views and sp...
by catseye
Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Vulcan 500 Pictures
Topic: Flat black 1996 Vulcan
Replies: 9
Views: 11831

Re: Flat black 1996 Vulcan

I am getting ready to modify my seat as well. Definitely the low point of the bike's appearance. Saw this recently: http://catseyeweb.com/vulcan/solo_seatsm.jpg I think this one is the best looking seats I've ever seen on this bike. It's made from cutting the stock pan, which I am TOTALLY capable of...
by catseye
Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to me from Raleigh, NC
Replies: 5
Views: 7238

Re: New to me from Raleigh, NC

Just got this bad boy shined up! Runs great, too. I think this may be a keeper!

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by catseye
Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Rider in NC
Replies: 8
Views: 9671

Re: New Rider in NC

welcome from another Tarheel, in Raleigh. I too, came back to riding after over 2 decades. Have a few rides, just got this Vulcan. Pretty impressed so far...
by catseye
Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Vulcan 500 Pictures
Topic: My New To Me '99
Replies: 0
Views: 5089

My New To Me '99

Came a cross this 500 in non-running condition that came to life after less than 1 hour of fiddling with some wiring. After another 4 ours of two of us with various compounds, polishes and waxes, powered by various hand and power tools, we came up with this: https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...
by catseye
Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to me from Raleigh, NC
Replies: 5
Views: 7238

Re: New to me from Raleigh, NC

Thanks for that info. I have had quite a few bikes over the years, many of them Kaws because they just seemed to "fit" better, I can't even explain the feel. Here they are: KZ1100 w/sidecar https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/580502_10201300425054595_2119208414_n.jpg 750 Twin ...
by catseye
Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Vulcan 500 Pictures
Topic: My 2009 Vulcan 500 LTD with Modifications
Replies: 3
Views: 7783

Re: My 2009 Vulcan 500 LTD with Modifications

Is that a recent picture? If so, that is either an outstanding restoration or an unusually preserved survivor. WOW!
by catseye
Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Vulcan 500 Pictures
Topic: Flat black 1996 Vulcan
Replies: 9
Views: 11831

Re: Flat black 1996 Vulcan

nicely done bike.
by catseye
Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to me from Raleigh, NC
Replies: 5
Views: 7238

Re: New to me from Raleigh, NC

The one without the speedo on the tank is called the "Vulcan 500" What you have there is a "Vulcan 500 LTD" The model numbers are EN500A and EN500C respectively. Ah, that's what threw me. I have owned 4 KZ's in the past, and it was the LTD's that had the alloy wheels, etc. I was...
by catseye
Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to me from Raleigh, NC
Replies: 5
Views: 7238

New to me from Raleigh, NC

This thing just jumped into my truck like a stray dog: http://www.catseyeweb.com/vulcan/w_vulcans.jpg Bought as low mileage non-runner. Was running within 5 minutes. Now just need to go through the usual items that suffer from neglect: https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1270912_1...

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