Just got my Vulcan back from shop:
OK, so I decided to forego the DIY carb clean and took my bike into a fairly reputable shop here in town for that purpose.
On top of the carb clean, I discovered that whoever had the bike before put something in the coolant reservoir that they weren't supposed to, so I had to flush that, had to put in a new bladder and other various parts for the carbs, had to get a new front tire, and a few other minor things. Now, the bike runs smoother. The choppiness is gone. When they went into the bike, they somehow broke the return cable, and I have a new return cable and throttle cable on order.
That being said, although the bike runs smoother, it seems to have lost some power. Is this normal for a carb clean? Could the return cable have anything to do with that? Before I took it in, she was actually pretty responsive out of the gate. From zero to 40 or so, I could pretty much take most cars. Now, I have to twist the throttle a lot more to get her going. Is she still getting used to the carbs being cleaned like they were? Will this change once the new cables are installed this week?
It's not horrible, but it's noticeable to me because I remember how she was before.
Need to know the part number to a confirmed 18mm Deep Well socket bit to change your VN750's spark plugs?
Craftsman Part Number 50728