Motorcycles Timeline

Over the years I’ve had a few motorcycles. Here you can get a glimpse of each one.

1999 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Here you can find some pictures of my first scoot, a 1999 Kawasaki Vulcan 750. There are a few pictures taken a couple days after bringing her home as well as several pictures after the addition of some accessories. I became the proud owner on August 13th, 1998 at which time my Dad taught me how to ride in a parking lot nearby the dealership. After about 2–3 hours I was able to ride her home and a short time later I took the MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) beginner riders course. I learned a lot of good information in this course which supplemented what my Dad had taught me very nicely. Granted you can’t teach experience but at least you can be more aware. I rode my bike as often as I could and finally put it up in December for a winters nap. grin

I thoroughly enjoyed this motorcycle, the handling and power were fantastic to say the least. I never had a problem keeping up with anyone I rode with (including 1500 & 1600 cc scoots) and all you needed to do was to think about leaning and she would follow the curve of the road. Personally I found the stock seat to be quite comfortable the majority of the time although others have said they didn’t like it.

’Tho I did trade her in for the 1500 Classic in June 2000 there will always be a part of me that longs for that special agility of the 750 Vulcan.


Specifications  -

Engine type 4–stroke V–Twin, DOHC, 8–valves
Displacement 749cc
Bore x stroke 84.9 x 66.2mm
Cooling Liquid
Carburetion Keihin CVK34 x 2
Ignition Electronic
Transmission 5–speed
Final Drive Shaft
Frame Double cradle, high–tensile steel
Rake/trail 32 degrees/5.0 inches
Suspension type, front Hydraulic telescopic fork
Suspension type, rear Air–assisted dual shocks
Suspension adjustments, rear 4–way rebound damping
Tire, front 100/90x19 tubeless
Tire, rear 150/90x15 tubeless
Brakes, front/rear Dual hydraulic discs/Drum
Seat height 28.9 inches
Dry weight 484 pounds
Fuel capacity 3.6 gallons
Wheelbase 62.2 inches
Color Pearl Chateau Gray/Ebony

First a couple shots a few days after bringing her home in August of 1998. The only accessories I put on at the point of sale were Fire & Steel™ case guard and Fire & Steel™ sissy bar. Fire & Steel™ (F&S) is Kawasaki’s OEM accessories line.


And here are some after I added some accessories.


Here are a few pictures taken after a long morning of cleaning. grin Time to go for a ride!


Here’s a picture of my Vulcan and my Dad’s 1999 V–Star 1100 — Thanks Paula!



Fire & Steel™ light visors Fire & Steel™ motormount covers
Fire & Steel™ luggage rack EMGO hand grips
EMGO mirrors Fender Ornament
License plate bracket (with bullet style bolts) Blue dot conversion on taillight
Front fender mud flap Clock
Fire & Steel™ reservoir cover Fire & Steel™ saddlebag supports
Saddlebags “Dice” valve stem caps (for tires and rear shocks)
Highway pegs