View Full Version : Vulcan 800 hardtail

05-02-2010, 4:48 PM
Been getting some PMs to show this. This bike was wrecked last year and through the kindness of lots of people it's back on the road.





This is a true hard tail Image1 and I grafted on. There's tons of shit done to this so if you have questions shoot I

05-02-2010, 6:52 PM
Holy shit! I like it even more? Who hardtailed the frame? was it a chain drive stock? Who did the paint?

05-02-2010, 7:06 PM
Image1 (http://www.chopcult.com/image1/) and I did the hard tail, it's a chain drive stock however, this bike has an 18" XS rear wheel now. Sure (http://www.chopcult.com/sure/) did the paint.

09-07-2010, 1:01 PM
the oil bag is hiding your electronics? trying to figure out how you got it so clean. You don't see one wire on this thing. How is the rear brake only set up working out for ya?

09-08-2010, 11:47 PM
How did you go about mounting that tank to the backbone? Did you move the radiator hoses and cap from their mount on the backbone or did you just alter the bottom of the tank to leave room for them. I want to put a sportster tank on mine but i can't figure out how

09-09-2010, 8:29 PM
Hell yes! That bike looks great!

I'd love to see some detail shots of your clutch/shifter setup. Have been wanting to do that to my Vulcan.

Also curious about where you stashed the electronics...like the above poster, I'm guessing oil tank.

How much did you have to move to mount the tank? Is that a standard sportster tank or a mustang tank? I'm going to put a mustang tank on my vn800a this winter (have to go with the larger capacity, it's essential in the NV desert). Looks like you got rid of the thermostat. How does it run without it?

09-10-2010, 6:07 AM
Man that scoot is really sic, well balanced, sweet 60's chopper look, it's great to see you get her back on the road better than before...ride the fuck out of her, man!

09-10-2010, 7:48 AM
Having owned an 800 (wish I still had it), I can't even tell you how much work Juans done on this bike. AWESOME bike and a good dood, although I've never met him, he helped me alot on my 800 through the good ole 33.

Good job man, love the bike. Although I'm sure the wreck has sucked, the bike turned into a SICK fucking bike!!

09-10-2010, 8:09 AM
Sorry guys didn't see the posts here yesterday

the oil bag is hiding your electronics? trying to figure out how you got it so clean. You don't see one wire on this thing. How is the rear brake only set up working out for ya?
Oil bag is holding all the electrics & the rear coil. The starter solenoid is mounted to the "seat post" just above the battery. This bike requires very few wires once you ditch all the nonsense (dummy lights, blinkers, kick stand/ neutral switches and the like) For whatever reason Kaw runs grounds to every thing so switching to chassis ground alone reduces the wires by 1/2. It has a front drum as well it's just the stock 79 XL 250 23" wheel. The bike is no sport bike but it stops pretty good considering it has 30 yo drum brakes.

How did you go about mounting that tank

I moved the thermostat/fill housing to the opposite side and placed it here (see pic), just put some bends in the hose and ran it through the hole in the gusset.
From there it's pretty much just make mounts like you would another chop the rear mount has a threaded tube welded into the frame and the front is a mount welded to the top of the frame.
It's a stock 2.2g tank with the cap moved up, petcock is in stock location. I can get about 110mi before reserve and 120mi before it's dry.

detail shots of your clutch/shifter setup
This is all I have of that at the moment and it's on the stock frame (may be more helpful to you) Basically the stock shifter mounted to a bracket with a cable stay mounted in front of it ran the stock clutch cable through the radiator area. If you have questions I'll be more than happy to answer. You can also get a glimpse of me mid peg mounting here.


NHMike & JapSlap thanks for the comps, I do like this bike got about 4g on it since the wreck and it's been nothing but solid.

09-10-2010, 10:51 AM
Cool, thanks for all the info! I like the remount of the thermostat rather than removing it. Never could understand how they filled the system and allowed for expansion without it.

One more question for ya. I've been wanting to replace the stock air cleaner on my Vulcan, but didn't want to spend high $$ for the proprietary performance stuff. Did you have to buy or make adapters for that S&S air cleaner?

09-10-2010, 12:23 PM
I made a backing plate that uses the stock bracketry and the rubber piece that fits around the carb.

09-10-2010, 12:32 PM
got about 4g on it since the wreck

that thing comfortable!? lol

09-10-2010, 2:54 PM
that thing comfortable!? lol

HA! sure don't look like it

09-11-2010, 3:39 PM
Did you buy a kit to do your hardtail?

09-12-2010, 8:09 AM
Made it, axle plates are from Ardcore

09-17-2010, 12:21 PM
Any videos of that thing fired up? wanna hear it. awesome job by the way.

09-20-2010, 1:11 PM
Any videos of that thing fired up? wanna hear it. awesome job by the way.
thanks and yes

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09-23-2010, 10:52 PM
Great job on that thing!! You are sure to get alot of "nice harley" comments.