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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-26-2009, 08:34 PM
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Welcome to the group. I've been thinking of degoating before I consider changing the pipes. However, if you really want to change them I recommend to go on youtube and search for Vulcan 750 Cobra, Vance and Hines or Jardine. You can get an idea of the sounds.

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Welcome Krussdog and happy birthday. You wound up with a great present. The oil leak needs to be looked at and taken care of. As far as the pipes, you may want to look up the thread on drilling the baffles before you put down the bucks for new pipes. If you drill the baffles it may be loud enough for you.

Whatever you do, ride safe. Good luck.

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Welcome Krussdog and happy birthday. You wound up with a great present. The oil leak needs to be looked at and taken care of. As far as the pipes, you may want to look up the thread on drilling the baffles before you put down the bucks for new pipes. If you drill the baffles it may be loud enough for you.

Whatever you do, ride safe. Good luck.

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Thanks for all the responses guys. I'll definitely look at drilling the baffles first. I may have figured out the oil issue. This morning I looked at the sight glass for the oil and it is way above the max line. Actually I can't even tell what level the oil is at its so high. My dad said he had a friend who builds custom choppers look at it before he gave it to me. The engine was cold and had been sitting over night and was resting on the kickstand when I looked at the sight glass. Is this the right time and way to check the oil level? If this could be the problem can I just use an oil siphon to take out the excess oil? I am an ase certified auto technician but don't have much motorcycle experience so all help is appreciated.

PS. I'll post pics asap. I'm a full time college student and have a full time job so time is a luxury for me but I want to figured this out.
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To check oil level, you want the bike sitting straight/level. NOT on the side stand.

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You didn't say when it had been done last (or I missed it) but an oil change wouldn't be a bad investment.

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As hyper suggested check the oil on the center on level ground. It should fall somewhere between the H and L mark on the cover.


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EAR SHAVED AND RE-JETTED W/K&N'S
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VOLTMETER
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I'm going to put it up on the center stand and check the oil when I get the chance. I think I should probably bring it to a shop to have it serviced anyways. It will be interesting when I bring it to a shop and ask for a first service on an 03. Do you guys have any clue where I can download a service and owner's manual for it? I'd like to know what exactly is being done to it when I bring it somewhere for service.
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I'm going to put it up on the center stand and check the oil when I get the chance. I think I should probably bring it to a shop to have it serviced anyways. It will be interesting when I bring it to a shop and ask for a first service on an 03. Do you guys have any clue where I can download a service and owner's manual for it? I'd like to know what exactly is being done to it when I bring it somewhere for service.
If you are going to get service done at a Stealership be prepaired for a healthy bill. I would call first and ask them how much and what will be performed. Have them put it in writing and have them acknowledge you will only authorize said repairs. They have a habbit of charging you for work you did not authorize. Considering the age of the scoot have the coolant flushed and filled. below is a link to download a service manual at the bottom of the page.


http://www.tocmanufacturing.com/Products.htm


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CUSTOM PAINT
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SYNTHETIC BRAKE FLUID
SYNTHETIC OIL & GEAR LUBE
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SPLINES LUBED
ACCT'S GREASED W/TOC SPRINGS
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LEATHER TOOL AND ROLL BAG
PICKUP COILS GAPPED AT .018"
NGK CAP, WIRES, IRIDUMS
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If you are a certified auto mechanic, you shouldn`t have any trouble working on this bike. Download the Kawi manual, check out the Vulcan verses and ask questions here and you should be able to service everything just fine. Oh yeah, welcome to the forum.

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Welcome krussdog. I would buy a manual and do as much of the servicing as you can. The manual will lead you through it step by step and if you have any questions, the folks here are more than willing to help. I've seen them solve problems on bikes they've never laid hands on when mechanics that worked on the bike couldn't figure it out. Working on your bike will save you some bucks, get you more familiar with your ride, and you will know it was done right. No one is going to be as meticulous as you are with getting it right because IT ISN'T THEIR BIKE! Knowing the workings of your bike can be very helpful on those occasions when something breaks miles from anywhere.

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