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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
I have never pulled a Vulcan 750 engine, but I have pulled the engines out of many other bikes that were a lot harder. I have looked the Vulcan over very carefully, and as long as you take your time, disconnect everything and get it out of the way, it should be a piece of cake. I would completely remove the carb to airbox ducts, and tie the airbox up out of the way, so it doesn't try to fall down on the engine while you are trying to remove it. There are a lot of things that you don't absolutely have to remove to get the engine out, but I would remove them anyway, put them in plastic bags, and label them with a felt pen. I am very methodical about the way I do things when I'm working on my own stuff. What makes it so easy to actually get the engine out is the removable right frame section. Once you have everything out or the way, I would use a hydraulic floor jack on wheels, with a piece of wood between the bottom of the engine and the jack to support the engine, and slowly move it around and wiggle it out of the frame. At that point, because the engine is so heavy, I would attach it to my hydraulic engine crane with large nylon straps to lift it, and then roll it around where you wanted it. This would be a great way to get it up on a workbench. If you just want to move it over into a corner, you could use a well padded appliance dolly to move it with, just make sure there is no metal to metal contact.
One more thing, that probably applies only to me. While I had the engine out, I would take the opportunity to give both the bike and the engine a really good cleaning. The Vulcan 750 is a difficult bike to clean, because it is so densely packed together, and because of all the hard to get to nooks and crannies. With the engine out, you could get to places you can't get to with the engine in. Jerry.
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
Last edited by VN750Rider/Jerry; 02-08-2010 at 06:54 PM.