Welcome to my Website!
Located in the menu to the left, are links to various parts of my bike, that allow you
to follow along in it's evolution.
Scroll down the menu and click the text to read about a topic that interests
you. The blue link at the top
of any menu will return you to the MAIN MENU from any category.
Above is a picture of my 1999
Vulcan Classic. Click the photos with blue borders, for a peek at older pics of
my bike. You'll see that it has been through many changes since May of 1999.
I'm a small person,
5'1" tall and about 108 lbs, so this is a BIG bike for my build. Tweek lowered
the frame so the saddle height is about 24", installed a set of 5 1/2" x 1"
risers to pull the bars back, installed a set of handlebars from a Vulcan
1500 Classic (they have more 'pull-back'), modified the levers so my fingers would rest
comfortably on them, altered the pedal position and installed floorboards
for my feet, and "tweek'd the
kickstand so the bike would park correctly with it's new lower stance. We
also recently installed a Cobra crash bar, a custom-built Corbin Solo saddle, Iron Braid lever
leathers, a headlight visor, RevTech wheels, Scootworks Belt drive and Brake
Pedal, a chrome oil filter, and bunches of other goodies. It looks
pretty good, doesn't it?
If you live in or around NC, and are
interested in a website and somewhat localized mailing list about NC riding
weather, local rides, or Kawasaki Vulcans/Nomads/Drifters, stop by and
Here's another view of my bike.
Even though this bike is manufactured
by Kawasaki, it's built in Lincoln Nebraska. Yep, American made.
The Vulcan was actually designed
by John Hoover of Kawasaki, in a computer
simulation that morphed a 1941 Indian Motorcycle image to see what it
_might have_ looked like today, if Indian had stayed in business
throughout the evolution of Cruisers as we know them. He plugged in
the styling trends that most companies followed over the last several
decades, and the result was my beloved Vulcan Classic. Cool!