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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-10-2010, 02:53 AM Thread Starter
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Miss my KA POW!!

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.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-10-2010, 11:53 AM
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Glad to hear that you having so much fun with your excelant choice of bike. Yes after setting the gap on the pick-ups it sure is a lot easier to start. Yes it sure rains alot in the philippines, keep her dry.

2004 25,500 miles
Led tail light enhancement
Homemade floor boards
Headlight modulator
Extra heat sink on R+R
R+R relocation
Homemade driver's backrest
Fused Stator
Mcct conversion-cost 4.50
Ride-on in tires
crash bar with home made hyway pegs
iridium plugs
home made fork wind deflectors
coil pickups adjusted.
Kenda kruz tires 110/90 170/80
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I had a backfire like that once in my garage. At first I thought I'd permanently deafened myself in one ear.

'86 VN750
MF Battery, Iridium Plugs, RR relocated, Voltmeter, 170/80/15 Kenda Kruz rear tire, DIY Samsonite hard bags, DIY shaved seat with Beaded seat pad ('cause that's how I roll) and the dreaded STATOR CHANGE.

Shining Black Bess '86 VN750, retired for parts after a fried stator and being knocked (kee-runch) in her parking spot.
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It's not the KA-POW that is the Problem it's the Flames that can come flowing out of the Air Filters After.


2002 VN750 Vulcan
Rebuilt Engine
ACCTs lubed w/TOC Springs
Pick-up Coils Gapped at .018"
Splines Lubed
Deka MF AGM EXT15L Battery
NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs
R/R Relocation Fix
New Rear Rack
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Originally Posted by jthill524 View Post
It's not the KA-POW that is the Problem it's the Flames that can come flowing out of the Air Filters After.

What???? you mean the flames are not suppose to be there?? awe man. Back to the garage. Thought I had a hot ride lol

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My VN750 had this problem before I got her, the problem was vacuum leaks in the carb boots. and the carbs way out of adjustment.
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