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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-29-2014, 07:30 PM
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on the front side of the driveshaft where it connects to the bevel gear there is a lock pin

to disconnect the shaft turn it until you see the small hole and stick a small screwdriver in there to push the pin in and make sure that the pin lines up with the hole when you reinstall the shaft

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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-29-2014, 09:23 PM
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i would also look at replacing the plastic oil pump gear

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I believe you have to split the cases to replace that gear. I don't remember it being a huge problem on the original 1500, it was on the Classic where most of the problems occurred. I don't know what the difference was. My RE has a plastic oil pump gear, and it is recommended to replace it every 10,000 miles. Fortunately it is right under the right side case cover. Nobody makes a steel replacement, so it must be plastic for a reason.

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post #14 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-31-2014, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, if it's not broke, I'd rather not fix it!

So far, I've removed the tank, which, upon initial inspection doesn't appear to have any rust in it... there is what feels like a few cups of varnished old gas sloshing around in the bottom. Something is rattling around inside the tank, feels like one of the (copper?) tubes may have broken off... hopefully it's the reserve one!

The petcock is different on this bike, looks like just a straight valve, since the carbs are fed by an electric fuel pump.

I'm replacing the main fuel line since it was torn...

I did what you suggested with the pistons, and charged the battery up to see if it'd turn over... when I tried starting it, there was just a clicking sound which I mistook to be the started motor, but it was actually the fuel pump... so looks like I've got an electrical issue with the starter circuit... That's about as far as I've gotten...

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The Plastic Oil Gear was never much of an issue on the BUBF as it was in the Classics , why I don't know but ther has been a lot of discussion on VROC about that. If you do decide to change it to steel ,There is a member on VROC with the username "Judge" who makes a steel gear that you can replace the plastic gear with out splitting the cases.

Here is a link to Gadgets page that has Judges name highlighted I don't know if it is a link or not . This link deals with a slipping clutch but i knew it mentioned Judges name so I am putting it on here for you to find out more. http://www.gadgetjq.com/clutch_sprin...htm#Judgesgear

I have an 05 Classic 1500 and I am a VROC member as well as here.Since you now have that 1500 I would advise you to join there too. They are a wealth of info on all things Vulcan but things move at a slower pace than here. Sometimes it is a day or two before you get an answer but it will be correct and what you need to know.




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Well since a few of y'all are online, not talking about motorcycle stuff... wanna help me figure something out?

I'm still working to get this Vulcan 88 started... I figured out a bunch of electrical stuff that was broken, and now the thing will crank over, and I have spark - yay!

Problem is the fuel pump isn't working... why there's a fuel pump on a carb'ed bike, I don't know, but there is, and it's not working... as far as I can tell, it has power (tested with meter), but it won't turn on, so no fuel is flowing to the carbs...

Anyone know how to bench test or repair this pump? The OEM replacement is insanely priced... $200-$300!!

Maybe there's an aftermarket cheaper one that'll fit?

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Well since a few of y'all are online, not talking about motorcycle stuff... wanna help me figure something out?

I'm still working to get this Vulcan 88 started... I figured out a bunch of electrical stuff that was broken, and now the thing will crank over, and I have spark - yay!

Problem is the fuel pump isn't working... why there's a fuel pump on a carb'ed bike, I don't know, but there is, and it's not working... as far as I can tell, it has power (tested with meter), but it won't turn on, so no fuel is flowing to the carbs...

Anyone know how to bench test or repair this pump? The OEM replacement is insanely priced... $200-$300!!

Maybe there's an aftermarket cheaper one that'll fit?

Thanks,

Matt
I don't have an answer to the why they have a fuel pump either. Some of the Honda Shadows do as well. you may be able to replace it with an aftermarket automotive electric fuel pump from Summit Racing or Jegs maybe even a local parts store, or you could get a piece of fuel hose and run it directly from the petcock and try thst for test purposes and see if it actually fires up.




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Resurrected!!

After fixing a bunch of electrical issues, replacing fuel and vacuum lines, repairing the fuel pump, and cleaning/syncing/repairing the carbs, it finally started!!

I took it out for a quick test ride to make sure it'd shift through the gears before I changed the oil, and it runs strong!

I still have to get the brakes working, and calibrate the clutch, and put some new tires on it, and figure out how to mount the seat I got (not a direct fit), but it's almost ready to ride!!

Here's a video of it starting up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOySgb_BwYY

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that's awesome good job. hope it gives you many miles of trouble free rides. love to see bikes brought back to life. good thing is since you have fixed the problems yourself you will know the bike better. good looking bike.

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