I think I will not
trade for the 1200R Sportster...-- OK, here is what I have done so far to the VN750, I have added homemade Hwy. bars and turned the exaust streight through the muffler (I believe y'all call it the goats belly) and pulled out the packing in the ends of the pipes (both take offs from my 03 VN), added zip off saddle bags, and a $5.98 china-mart backrest (drink box tye for backrest & storage), and the little rear chrome rack w/a storage bag, corrected up the speedo w/110x90 (D404) front tire... Went to PureOne oil filters and Rotella T 5w-40 Syn.oil, (is that good ??)...Now I guess I need to marble, get the better spark plugs, and listen to the good advice here and do whatever seems to work for you Folks... BTW-My 06 VN came new with 2 different brands of spark plugs, 2 of one brand in front Cyl. & 2 of a different brand in rear Cyl., did that have something to do with the killer California emissions control or what (Why did they sell me a Cal. bike here in Tenn.??
-- Now hopfully cured)---OK,Now for the questions --(Dependability being 1st order--Performance 2nd if I can't have both)--
I am running NGK DPR 8EA-9
spark plugs that seem a tad on the light color side (hot), is this OK or should I go a bit colder and if so what plugs do you recommend??--Marbleing
--Should I do this, and if so what changes do I make other than the marbles (carb.)??? Also on cold starts it seems as I am running on only 1 Cyl. for a minute or so, would that indicate my Carbs. need syncronizing or what ???-- I am running the stock rear tire, and it is worn a bit, should I go to the fatter tire (170x80) when I replace it, if so is there a clearance prob. ???---What other things do I need to do during the cold weather season ???---BTW--I have 8,100+mi. on the bike (kinda low for me due to some surgery and couldn't ride for a spell)...
Hope I didn't ask tooo much...Hey, I think I should mention something about the Cal. emissions that gave me a serious problem... When the warm bike would sit 5-15 min., like when you stopped for gas and a coke or whatever (eng. off), when you started up and pulled out it would start out good then have a serious stumble, so California folks be careful
when you pull out in front of traffic, don't get your arse kicked by a 4 wheeler... I think the heat from the engine was pressurizing the gas tank or something... Thank y'all very much for any and all help...Have a good one...Old Dog...
[Edie] BTW-What is R/R Rel., is that relocated rectifier?? If so where to??