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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-25-2010, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Posted yesterday in the Newbie section and got the 1985 vn700 to crank today. Found a broken wire to the neutral switch that I repaired and the rear coil wares were crossed. I did not run it long because it has been sitting over a year. Going to flush the cooling system and change the oil tomorrow. Is there anything out of the ordinary that is particular to these bikes that I should check?....thanks "Cosmo"
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-25-2010, 10:17 PM
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Check the charging system and the acct's. Go the the vulcan verses for info on that.
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Welcome to the forum, my friend. While you can get most of the info you need from the Vulcan Verses, may I suggest a thing or two that might help prevent some pesky problems.

Service your gas cap which has a vent hole that when occluded can cause a lack of fuel flow to the carbs in the middle of a ride.

Properly torque all your bolts on the frame, handlebars and steering components, etc. This can reduce felt vibration as well as wear and tear on components.

Get a battery tender jr. and connect the quick connect cable directly to the + battery terminal and the negative frame bolt that the neg battery terminal is connected to. This will not only allow you to quickly connect your battery tender to it, but it also serves as a convenient contact point for spot checking with a voltmeter. While you're connecting this up, clean up any corrosion on both terminals and the negative frame bolt and use some dielectric grease on them, to prevent some future electrical issues.

Buy a Stop & Go Tire pocket tire plugger w/CO2 kit and keep it in your storage compartment behind the seat. If you ever do get a flat, this WILL get you back on the road quickly and easily.

Good luck my friend, and looking forward to more of your posts. I hope this helps...

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spline lube!!!!!!!!! its in the verses, its easy to do and will save you a big headache and pocket expense down the road.
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Make sure you follow the directions when changing your coolant, you have to bleed the air out.

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