Uh Oh! Say it isn't so!
Newbie member here on this site and a recent (1month ago!)...buyer of a '96 Vulcan 750...
It had 19.6k miles on it when purchased. Bike ran beautifully and completed my long quest of owning one again, after I had to sell my Shadow 700 in CA prior to my move to FL 7 yrs ago.
Okay, the issue: Like I said, everything was fine, until this morning. Went to jump on the bike to get to work, and the thing cranked slowly & didn't start.
I normally give it a little choke, and it starts right up. Not this morning. I really thought the battery was dead or comatose, and was thinking of bump starting it, but when I turned the bike around, and gave it one more try, and it started.
Super!--Rode to work with no issues (17miles freeway--one way!).
Bike started fine after work--and I headed home. About 3miles from home, the bike started lugging down some, acting like it was out of gas ( it wasn't--about 30 miles on a fresh tank). This seemed to happen in the lower rpm's (4k), however, when I gave it throttle it took off like the bike its supposed to be!--I made it home, but the last miles I felt like it was gonna die...pulled into drive way, put in neatral, and it idled okay for about a min, then it coughed and died. I let it set a bit...and was able to start it again, but now wary of going out tomorrow. Any suggestions? Is this the start of the battery dying, stator going, carbs clogged, fouled spark plugs, ect, ect??
Not really a mechanic, but I can follow directions well! Wasn't sure where to post because of the nature of the issue, so I posted here. Thx for all the help in advance!
Jim in Jacksonville, FL