A lot of heat under the seat
I purchased my 2003 VN750 2 weeks ago so I am still going through the nice checklist from this forum. Just got both the fork seals replaced and took for a ride today. I was on the interstate doing about 70. I noticed after a good 15-20 minutes that the seat started to heat up pretty good. I pulled over and checked and moved my hands around the seat to check for some heat source. I couldn't find anything out of the ordinary. So I took off on the Interstate again. After 5 minutes, the bike was acting like it was out of gas. It was doing the go/stop/go/stop movement. So I took the first exist and was going to hit the first gas station on the way. Well, while on the exit ramp the bike started to speed up without me giving it more throttle. I had to actually decrease the throttle to keep a steady speed. Then before I made it to the access road, throttle control was normal again. When I refueled, I only got 2 gallons of gas in there so I know I wasn't low on gas.
I'm going to put some seafoam in the gas tank for the next 3 refuels and see if there is just some junk in the tank. From what I can see, the gas tank looks nice and clean and rust free. As far as I can see with a flashlight aimed inside the tank. I rode the bike home and then back to work without any throttle problems. Anything else I can check?
Also, is the heat under the seat normal for the VN750? This is really the first day I had to give it a good ride since I bought it. I didn't want to ride with leaking fork seals.
Any thoughts and ideas would be greatly appreciated. Also, I absolutely love this forum. Its helped me get a good understanding of my bike's workings. You guys (and gals) ROCK!
The guy I bought it from did not ride the bike this year. So it might have been just bad gas but not 100% sure.
Last edited by Chavisimo; 09-11-2009 at 05:04 PM.