First let me say that this is the greatest group of motorcyclist that I have ever dealt with!!!
I was looking to buy a Honda Shadow or a Vulcan. I looked at the web site for the Shadow and was not impressed at all. Then I found this site and one look at it was enough for me to buy the VN Glad I did.
I have a shop manual (and fork springs) on order from the States but I don't know why I ordered a manual cause I get all my questions answered right here!!
I have done every mod or upgrade on my 2002 VN that I have seen here (except the coaster thing cause I'm still thinking about open filters in the rain)
Everything that I have done, with the clear help from you people has worked perfect.
The only prob is that I kinda miss that horrific explosion when starting a hot motor!! Man, the first time it did that I thought I had blown a head gasket!!!
Three days ago I was downtown doing some errans and I backed into a parking place in front of a Barbour shop. The shop has no wall on the street side. They have a roll down door which of course was rolled up.
Anyway........when I came back to the bike I tryed to start it (hot) and the usual nothing. I gave it a little gas and hit the button and I'm here to tell you that it sounded like a ATOMIC BOMB went off. I think that there was more than hair on the floor of that shop and the color of this product was yellow!!!!
I laughing still so hard I can barely type this!!!
The next day I set the air gap in the Stator......but no more fun blasting people out of their chairs!!! Oh well......I'll think of something.