02 Vulcan 750 has intermittent "chug" problem
I just bought my first motorcycle - an 02 Vulcan - and I love it. The ride is great, and I have tried to be on it as much as possible.
It has started to give me some trouble. Being a new rider, I need some ideas on where to start.
The bike starts and idles fine. On a couple of rides, the bike did what I call a chug - it bucked, the tachometer jumped wildly, and lost power, but didn't stall. I was able to ride through it, and the bike performed fine after. More recently, I was not so lucky. Once the chug started, I had to hobble home at 30 MPH in 5th gear at 2000 RPM's. Any attempt to perform other than a very very gradual accelleration caused the bike to chug. Going above 2000 RPM's caused the bike to chug. Very frustrating.
I have added some carb cleaner to the gas and have run through about 1/2 a tank of gas but no improvement. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!