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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-25-2008, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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I think I now know what a vn750 or in my case 700 is supposed to run like! After doing alot of reading and asking I think I now have this thing running like it's supposed to and boy does it feel good!
All I can say is thanks to all of you for the advice on the Marbling, and Seafoam, MF Battery and voltmeter, Carbs, Cleaning contacts at junction box and R/R etc..etc.. as well as the headlight relay and fan relay and other wiring issues, I've now done all that minus the stator rebuild LOL and hope it runs like this for a while and won't have to do anything else except find this darn oil leak I have under my engine. It runs like a new bike now thanks to all of you.

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Enjoy the ride.

I owe many on the forum for what I've done to my ride. Never worked on a bike in my life and with the good information and step by step instructions, everything I've done has been a snap. Coastering, MF battery, Spline Lube, ignition switch diagnosis and repair, and the list goes on and on......
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i did the marbling and 20 min later i blew the seal in the back of the front bevel case any suggestions y i feel the pressure from blocking the reedvalves caused way to much oil pressure
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i did the marbling and 20 min later i blew the seal in the back of the front bevel case any suggestions y i feel the pressure from blocking the reedvalves caused way to much oil pressure
Interesting..... I say this because the reed valves have nothing to do with the oil pump or any type of oil function. It is designed to allow air into the exhaust to burn the excess fuel only. Crappy timing????

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i did the marbling and 20 min later i blew the seal in the back of the front bevel case any suggestions y i feel the pressure from blocking the reedvalves caused way to much oil pressure
Get some sleep! Dont do your first post at 2:00 am!
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Just being fare now, he could be living in Hawaii and then it would only be 9:30pm there. Seebeeare, when was the last time you changed the oil and filter on your bike? If one was to add to much oil it would blow that gasket easily enough. I would replace the gasket, throw the filter away, drain all oil and start fresh using the recommended amount as to spec.

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i did the marbling and 20 min later i blew the seal in the back of the front bevel case any suggestions y i feel the pressure from blocking the reedvalves caused way to much oil pressure
I also believe they are Un-related. May have just happened at the same time.

The reeds only allow air into the exhaust to burn off extra fuel for the EPA dudes. Makes it more rich and rids the popping.

I too noticed an oil leak at the same time but mine was due to loose bolts and bad gaskets. Things work loose on V-twins quicker than inlines. Just makes sure things are tight and replace the gasket and you should be fine

And one more thing WELCOME TO THE MADDNESS!!!!!! lol

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Gremlin bell
HD-O shield
saddlebagged
custom made supports
tool bag
extended backrest
Protac backrest
Highway pegs
custom mirrors
custom grips
V&H cruisers
lever covers
DieHard AGM
Kuryakin battery gauge
and LED taillights
marbled

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Agee with you: reed valves have no relationship with oil circuit...
For the oil leak, I had one, due to too tight oil filter mounting. After changing the oil filter, with the proper tightening, the leak was gone.

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i did the marbling and 20 min later i blew the seal in the back of the front bevel case any suggestions y i feel the pressure from blocking the reedvalves caused way to much oil pressure

And you guys give me crap for hijacking a thread....lol

Hey seebee...oil pressure has nothing to do with marbling, perhaps you should try not overfilling the crankcase, or it may have just been bad karma...
(My engine died because my tire pressure was low....)


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YES, these bikes are pretty much fun when they are running the way they are supposed to...good to hear you got yours whipped into shape liljd. I was lucky enough to buy mine new at a local Kaw dealer. Ran perfect the 5 years I had her...but I had a 500 Kawasaki triple (the two stroke) that was a basket case when I got her, took 6 months and half of another bike to get running right. Alot of fun when it did though..............


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