I know alot of its paranoia on my part
But i figure safe then sorry, and there is a weatlh of knowledge to be tapped here. No, not new to bikes, but then again, kinda. I have owned minibikes (when i was young) 3 wheelers (in the days before the goverment and every parent who couldnt bother to make sure there kids has some sense had outlawed um) Motorcycles (my first was a 66 Susuki (err, duel sport i guess? had a swappable rear sprocket, one for offroad (about 40 mph max) and one for onrad (60MPH max)) i road motorcycles from about 78 to 93ish. Started with dirt bikes (raced some yamaha YZ's in the early 80's at the state level ) moved to street bikes, traded my pride and Joy (huge mistake) a 70 Buick GS for a brand new 1982 Kaw 750LTDtwin. Loved that bike, but had no car (so it got road alot in all weather). But i layed it down in 83 at about 40MPH on pavement wearing nothing but tennis shoes, jeans, and a t-shirt, ended with a very hot muffler burning into me, broke a bone or two and had a heck of a time getting it off me.. Road rash and lots of new scars,... sad part the mental scar's where much worse then the phsyical ones. I quit riding that day, bought a car and didnt ride again till about 89. I then had several bikes, used ot buy one in spring, get my permit, drive till fall and sell it. had a 82 Honda 750CB, a 82 V45Magna, a Susuki (err 650 forget anyting else) a 82 yamaha 650 Special II (wow, that bike has some engine noise, but seemed to go forever, sold it to a friend, he still rides it to this day).
i then screwed up my back very bad and kinda quit riding in about 93ish. And just got my vulcan about 2 weeks ago. So not new , but been a long time. so new to the vulcan 750 but not bikes. Err sorry for life story.
I know most my problems are probebly easy to figure out, I'm just at work and bored (slow day today) so picking you guys brain. Gloing to clamp the 2nd kickstand up and see if that fixes it, I'm pretty sure its that. Tools, easy one to check too, just take um out for a bit and see.
The gas is probebly the one that bothers me most. I noticed it when it was cold and just starting riding, problem is I normally notice it right when i start off for someplace and do the "i will check it when i get back" and forget as once its warm I dont notice it. it could in all honesty be cars areound me, not a major town, but a fair size one for my neck of the world. I have looked for leaks and i dont see anything. But i have only looked when its warmed up.
I know everything makes noise sometimes... When its a new (to me) bike, I am magnifying them into something far worse then they are.
to be honest after reading here I bought a volt gauge (this weekend with the shaft lube), and am worried about the dampners and the rectifier.. my bike has 21,000 so I think im expecting problems. I think i hear noises that arent there.