Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada
Questions After First Start Up In 2 Years
Good Evening Everyone.
Yesterday I started my 85 Vulcan for the first time, and from what the previous owner told me he had it stored for 2 years. I've found three issues that I need some opinions on.
First issue is when I turn the handle bars to the right the bike shuts off, but turning to the left has no effect. From what I researched it could be the cut off switch wires are being pulled too much. Any other thoughts?
Second issue, when I go to put it into first gear the bike stalls right away. I think it just needs a clutch cable adjustment. The clutch lever is also very tough to squeeze. Any other thoughts?
Third issue, when the bike was idling, every few minutes it would go from 1100rpm to about 2000rpm. I would just adjust the idle back down to normal. It did the same thing about two more times after, but stopped eventually. Think it was just warming up?
On a side note, since I got the bike I've changed/flushed all the fluids on the bike (oil, coolant, brakes, and final drive), relocated the R/R, AGM battery, lubed up the splines, and new gasket kit for petcock.