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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
I am on my 3rd Vulcan 750. First two were bought new. one peculiar thing I noticed about all of them is how slowly they turned over, even when connected to a big truck battery (12V) with way more amperage than the VN750 starter needs. This is common for long stroke motors, like a Harley, or my Royal Enfield Bullet, but the VN750 has an ultra short stroke motor, and should spin over very fast with a good battery. But it doesn't. I don't know if the starter simply lacks enough power or what. The VN750 has always had hard starting problems, both warm and cold. I've heard a lot of theories about why, but nobody has ever figured it out to my knowledge. The Vulcan 750 has a lot of quirks and problems, if it were some other bike most owners would quickly get rid of them. The thing is, when they work properly, they work really good, and a lot of solutions have been found for their various problems. I live in AZ, the land of HOT, and I found that leaving the choke off, opening the throttle all the way, cranking it a couple of turns, then closing the throttle and hitting the starter button starts it right up. But while these bikes have a lot of common issues, they are also not exactly alike. What works with one may not work with another.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike