Next, Randall’s Vulcan underwent some serious dieting. Any brackets or parts he deemed unnecessary, immediately took up residence in the trash bin. When he was finished, the instrument cluster, speedo, rear pegs, horn mount, reflectors, and turn signals were all consigned to oblivion. Additionally, the radiator frame was removed from the core, shaved down for a sleekened look, and repainted. The front gas tank mounts were cut down by one inch to level the tank and give the lowered bike a longer, more streamlined appearance. The rear fender and swingarm were also reworked, not as part of a diet plan, but to handle full-suspension travel with a beefy Metzeler 170/90-15 rear tire. Topping the fender is a Corbin Gunfighter saddle that Randall had thinned and altered to fit the look of the lean Vulcan. After the dust settled, Randall’s Vulcan weighed in at 555 pounds wet—60 pounds lighter!
One look at Randall’s Vulcan shows how successful he was in erasing the stock bike’s weak points while maintaining its lines. Randall didn’t want the new paint scheme to clutter up his Vulcan’s clean look with a lot of flashy graphics. Instead, he chose to have The Wizard maintain the original Kawasaki design with silver on a base of metallic black with red pinstriping. From a distance, the low-key color scheme looks subdued, but closer inspection rewards the viewer with a deep black metallic sheen, distinguishing the bike’s paint from a stocker.