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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All, I've been reading all your posts reguarding accts. I have been dealing with this problem, not knowing how to handle it until I joined this website. I ordered a set of TOC. MCCTS and just this morning installled them. It took about 20 minutes to get them in place and hopefully to the proper tension. I could not be happier. The clap clap claping sound is now gone completely. It sounds like a new bike . Thanks for all your advice on these. I will never go back to accts again. Also the oil line was nothing to worry about. I did not have to bend it, I just pushed the mounting bracket for the line out of the way, and pushed it back when the mcct was in place.

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Welcome tothe forum. Great place for info

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Air/fuel mixture set to 2 1/2 out
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Welcome to the group Kevin.

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Welcome to the Vulcan madness Kevin.
How long have you been riding?
Is the Vulcan your first motorcycle? What model year is it?

You need to go to the newbie checkin and tell us a little more about yourself.

Then to the UserCP and fill out your personal profile, with location that shows up on every post in the upper right corner, and a signature line with a little info about your bike, etc. Look at other posts in this thread to get an idea what some of us include.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 12:56 AM
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Welcome. You did the right thing by getting the TOC tensioners instead of trying to rig the oem tensioners as manual. Those TOC tensioners will never fail, and will probably outlast a dozen bikes. No cheesy cast aluminum to break. Make sure you do the spline lube if you haven't already, just had another case of a new owner with spline damage. This is CRITICAL Not doing it will likely cost you more than the bike is worth to fix.

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I have been riding for about 29 years, my first bike was a 1983 440 ltd new off the floor. I loved that little bike. Took it a the way to camebridge ontario once, what a great ride. I was 18 at the time. The 750 vulcan is my 3rd bike. I bought it new in 95. I only wish they still made it. I just don't care much for the style kawasaki went to on the larger Vulcans. The wider handle bars, the Harley looks. It's not for me. I like having my guages above the bars like the 750. The roll back handle bars and so on. I just love the 750. Now when you mentioned the spline, please let me know what you were refering to. Thanks vn750 rider/Jerry

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click on my signature where it says lube the splines

Its an absolute must.

And Welcome to the Group :-)

Accomplishments;

Changed Final Drive Fluid
Iridium Plugs

NGK Spark Plug Wires
Bridgestone Spitfire Tires
Maintenance Free Battery
Lubed the Spline
Shaved and Coastered
Under Tank Air Filter
Re-Jetted
Vn900 Seat Mod w/ Honda 1100 Backrest
Rebuilt Petcock
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Upcoming: Change front fork Seals & Oil, install highway pegs & floorboards
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So far I have had 41 bikes, since 1967. First 3 were dirt bikes. I started riding at age 8. My last one was a junker '85 Goldwing that was given to me. I spent 6 months and about $1500 fixing it up. It is still ugly, but runs great.

I remember the 440LTD well. I owned an '86 454LTD. Would be nice if they still made 450 class bikes today, with cast wheels, tubeless tires, and centerstands. They were affordable, well made, easy to work on, easy to maintain, and big enough to take one person anywhere they wanted to go at freeway speeds.

BTW, out of those 41 bikes, my favorite by a long way was a 1966 Triumph Bonneville. It was the most unreliable bike of them all, but it was easy to work on, and it had soul and character, something most of the rest of those bikes seemed to be missing. I went and test rode a new Bonneville a few years ago, and found it only a shadow of what the original was. Smooth, quiet, way too refined, fat and ugly compared to the original, and while it still had wire wheels and tube type tires, it no longer had a centerstand so you could fix a flat out on the road. I passed.

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2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
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I remember the 440LTD well. I owned an '86 454LTD. Would be nice if they still made 450 class bikes today, with cast wheels, tubeless tires, and centerstands. They were affordable, well made, easy to work on, easy to maintain, and big enough to take one person anywhere they wanted to go at freeway speeds.
I owned a 454LTD for 12 years before the VN750. I upgraded to the 750 simply for the highway riding aspect of it. I consider this to be the big brother of the 454. I actually sold the 454LTD for $1200.00 on eBay after 12 years...and it was still in showroom quality with lots of shiny chrome and chrome fenders....loved that bike! The buyer drove to NJ from Indiana to get the bike and trailer it home for his son.

sorry...was just wandering down memory lane...lol
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