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Unable to see the video. I also recommend it have oil in it. The cheapest Walmart supertech oil will be fine for now. If you put it on the centerstand and move the rear wheel back and forth, it should easily shift through all the gears by hand. If it doesn't, something is wrong. Others will disagree with me, but IMO if you need to tear the engine down, you couldn't have picked a worse bike. This is probably the most complex motorcycle ever made. I was an auto mechanic/hot rodder/drag racer for over 36 years, and have built many racing engines (cars) mostly old school small block Chevys. I won't even attempt to work on this engine. I also rebuilt a lot of 2 stroke engines back in the '70s when I was racing MX. It was part of the deal. I would strongly suggest watching Andrew Roth's videos and giving it a lot of thought before attempting to split the cases on one of these things. If there is a mechanical problem inside, I'd part it out on eBay and get another bike. I have a 2002 Vulcan 750 I bought new wit 108,000 miles on it and a blown engine (broken rear cam chain) I never even considered trying to fix it. I bought a low mileage 1997 model, and am fixing it up and transferring all the accessories from the one with a blown engine over to it.
Link to videos https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...oth+vulcan+750
I was 60 last March. Time marches on.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike