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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-27-2014, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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Good Motorcycle Shop in Indianapolis?

I'm a new VN750 owner and my bike is having issues with sputtering at 35-45% throttle. I am looking for a good shop to take my bike to in Indianapolis that can diagnose and fix the issue(s). Any suggestions?

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are you mechanically inclined at all? if so, no need spending $ at a shop, we can help ya here!

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+2. Not much on these bikes is very complex and most repairs can be done with pretty standard tools.
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Thanks for the quick replies. You may have convinced me to try to tackle the issues my bike has instead of going to a shop. I had a bad start on the bike as one of my spark plugs crossthreaded. I was able to get a back tap to fix it enough to get the spark plug back on, though. The issue the back has had since I bought it is bad hesitation/stuttering at 30-40% throttle, particularly in the higher gears and at 45+mph. It seems to be a common symptom resulting from potentially multiple problems. I'll make a separate post with an appropriate subject.
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Thanks for the quick replies. You may have convinced me to try to tackle the issues my bike has instead of going to a shop. I had a bad start on the bike as one of my spark plugs crossthreaded. I was able to get a back tap to fix it enough to get the spark plug back on, though. The issue the back has had since I bought it is bad hesitation/stuttering at 30-40% throttle, particularly in the higher gears and at 45+mph. It seems to be a common symptom resulting from potentially multiple problems. I'll make a separate post with an appropriate subject.
Its common to need to clean the carbs. Although the symptoms you describe sound a lot like what I experienced when the carb vent tub came out of the back of the right filter.

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+1 robertgary, for stock air filters

also, some details as to any modifications have been done, or expect to be done is needed..

example would be is it ear shaved (removing the air box and stock filters and using pod filters instead)? different exhaust? different Jets in carbs?

I bring that up, because one of the causes of your symptoms may be a result of an ear shave.. regarding the carb vent hose. it needs to be in dead air (up under tank on a frame rail is good, as is plugged into the plastic cover for the fuel sender)

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I do recall the carb vent tube in the right filter. I cut it at 45 degrees and put it back in place where I found it. It was not "plugged" into the air filter housing though... I'll see if that corrects the issue as soon as I get some decent weather.

As for mods, there really appear to be none. The bike is a '94 with 6,000 miles and it seems safe to assume the prior owner would not have modded the bike. I did pour some seafoam into the gas tank to do some cleaning. Any suggestions on how/where to pour this into the carb directly?

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If you really want to pour some seafoam into the carbs, you can disconnect the fuel lines from the petcock, drain the fuel bowls by loosening the drain screws at the bottom, and retighten and fill with seafoam. It should do all it will within about 24 hours.
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The bike is now fixed! It was the carb vent hose in the right air filter box. I tucked it into the slot at the inside top of the airbox and now I have no loss of power at any throttle level. I finally got to feel what my bike is capable of and I love it! Thanks for the help!
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