Any Vulcan Owners In The Austin Area?
So... I bought a VN700 a month and a half ago and I feel totally lost when it comes to maintaining it. I'm pretty good with 4-wheeled vehicles but 2-wheeled has got me scratching my head. Example: Got a rattling sound that might be a cam chain tensioner. Tried the "Grambo trick" with no result. After reading up on replacing the ACCTs in my Clymer book, I started feeling a bit overwhelmed. Can I just pull the upper tensioner bolt and the lower tensioner assembly then bolt on the new lower tensioner assembly and bolt in the upper tensioner bolt? Can I do this without pulling the engine off the bike, pulling the head cover, pulling spark plugs, and pulling the alternator cover to line up timing ticks? This seems like a lot of stuff to do just to replace a tensioner. I have a feeling that I am complicating this task by reading too much into it. Whatever wisdom you can empart would be extremely helpful. Think what I need is to find some fellow Vulcan owners in the Austin area that wouldn't mind mentoring this guy. I'm moving from Dupont, WA to Cedar Park, TX at the end of the month and could really use some help learning my bike when I get to Texas. I work best with OJT (On-the-Job Training) as opposed to reading.