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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-21-2009, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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My Bike fell over yesterday

my 750 fell over in this guys driveway yesterday,
it bent the left bars slightly, but i think i can take a piece of wood and get between the bars and straighten the left bar out again,
My bike has the V&H pipoes on it but it backfires some on downrev,
I think its running lean and I think it needs jetting to make the pipes really work good like thier supposed to,
I looked at dynojet on the net and they didntn have jets for the 750 , just the 800,
I was kinda dissapointed at this as i wanted to get this bike to run better and not sputter at midrange in the pipes,
also,,,
If i got another 750 Vulcan,
Id like to get it in the dark red and gray paint job,
has anyone seen one of these lately, they are reraslly sweet looking,
I mean i like mine alot, but i saw that dark red and gray colors together and i said woooow,
Thats Totally It!
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jeting for pipes is hardly ever the case, back pressure is back pressure... for the popping, take a lit cig and check for exhast leaks... marbeling, and adjusting the mix screw to 2 - 2.5 turns out... there are detailed explainations in verses on how to do them

you are right our bikes do run a little lean and jetting most of us had to jet after an ear shave not exhast mod...


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my 750 fell over in this guys driveway yesterday,
it bent the left bars slightly, but i think i can take a piece of wood and get between the bars and straighten the left bar out again,
My bike has the V&H pipoes on it but it backfires some on downrev,
I think its running lean and I think it needs jetting to make the pipes really work good like thier supposed to,
I looked at dynojet on the net and they didntn have jets for the 750 , just the 800,
I was kinda dissapointed at this as i wanted to get this bike to run better and not sputter at midrange in the pipes,
also,,,
If i got another 750 Vulcan,
Id like to get it in the dark red and gray paint job,
has anyone seen one of these lately, they are reraslly sweet looking,
I mean i like mine alot, but i saw that dark red and gray colors together and i said woooow,
Thats Totally It!



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My VN fell over in my driveway too. Really embarrassing isn't it? Cracked my chrome side cover (landed on a cement deck block).

Changed pipes? Check your plugs, I bet they are lean. The goat is very restrictive compared to the V&H.

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My VN fell over in my driveway too. Really embarrassing isn't it? Cracked my chrome side cover (landed on a cement deck block).DT
The kickstand on the vn750 does not have a very large pad area for dirt or soft gravel driveways and will mar up very easy... Don't know as that was the case with y'alls though...
I welded a bit larger pad on mine and it helped a lot...
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While I don't prefer to hear about a bike going down, I do prefer the ones without a rider on them! Minor damage can be easily fixed. These hurt nothing but your pride. Especially with an audience!

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The kickstand on the vn750 does not have a very large pad area for dirt or soft gravel driveways and will mar up very easy... Don't know as that was the case with y'alls though...
I welded a bit larger pad on mine and it helped a lot...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
My tumble was due to a flat garage floor and decline driveway. I parked the bike in the garage in N but the front tire was on the decline. Gravity works.

I keep a small block of wood in my bag for those soft soils.

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thats y i park my bike in gear... kick to 'n' start and go...



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When parking up hill or down hill, it is a good idea to put the bike in 1st gear. This keeps it from rolling (no pun intended).
Sorry sebee. some how I missed your post.edit

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I didn't think they would roll forward when the weight of the bike was on the stand????????
Then why did mine catch on the pavement and throw me, not once but twice?????
Evidently mine had some kind of catch or something...
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I didn't think they would roll forward when the weight of the bike was on the stand????????
Then why did mine catch on the pavement and throw me, not once but twice?????
Evidently mine had some kind of catch or something...
Have a good one...Old Dog...

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