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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-31-2014, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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This site has saved me quite a bit of time and trouble with my Vulcan. The other day it was cutting off randomly. I did some research here and checked the harness connections under the tank. The ignition switch harness was loose and a couple other wires had nicks. It was still cutting off afterwards and checked back on here and figured out to clean the ignition puck. Which I promptly put the three dot copper deal back in backwards. So, I had to take it back apart and then it was fine. No more trouble with that.

Though this morning on the way to work the "pull" throttle cable snapped. I took the push one and moved it over to pull duty. Probably 5 minutes on the side of the road. An older gent on a newer wing stopped to see if he could offer a hand.

Nothing major has gone wrong with it so far, all these little maintenance things will get cycled through. New throttle cable is supposed to be here on Wednesday, can't wait. I definitely like the feel of the throttle a little better with both cables.

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dark side nexen SB802 165/80R15
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-31-2014, 06:46 PM
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This site has saved me quite a bit of time and trouble with my Vulcan. The other day it was cutting off randomly. I did some research here and checked the harness connections under the tank. The ignition switch harness was loose and a couple other wires had nicks. It was still cutting off afterwards and checked back on here and figured out to clean the ignition puck. Which I promptly put the three dot copper deal back in backwards. So, I had to take it back apart and then it was fine. No more trouble with that.

Though this morning on the way to work the "pull" throttle cable snapped. I took the push one and moved it over to pull duty. Probably 5 minutes on the side of the road. An older gent on a newer wing stopped to see if he could offer a hand.

Nothing major has gone wrong with it so far, all these little maintenance things will get cycled through. New throttle cable is supposed to be here on Wednesday, can't wait. I definitely like the feel of the throttle a little better with both cables.

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Glad all is working out for you....Yeah, aged bikes....cables ..../whatever.... ALL wear out with time....two throttle control cables, I am all over that !

...years ago, At about 11 -12K miles, I replaced 4 (needing help) signal units, & ALL cables (as Preventive Maintenance).....no issues....no regrets.... it sucks calling a tow truck on a ruined ride.
ps; Beware of your "Balance Dampers" ! ( $45.00 and an engine pull) LOL


'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!

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I installed a dvom on the handlebars to keep an eye on the stator, it runs pretty consistently at 14.4-14.5volts. I'm assuming the dampeners are good, the engine is fairly smooth. Something big will probably go eventually, but I'm not worried about pulling the engine. Appreciate the offer M_angell.

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1986 VN750
MCCT's
Relocated R/R
Rick's stator
Windshield
Heated grips
Accessory socket on handlebars
voltmeter
dark side nexen SB802 165/80R15
lubed splines
Tuxedo mod
900 seat
Dyna glide rear shocks
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