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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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1986 V750 needs a little work

I have a 1986 Vulcan 750, 6,600 original miles.
The bike needs some work, as it hasn't been run since 1992.
The original owner road it for a couple of years, enjoyed it, bought a Harley, and parked this one in a barn.
I recently took ownership, and had it shop serviced where the tank was relined, carbs cleaned, and coolant flushed. The shop started the bike, but a top end noise started and they shut it down. They offered to pull the motor and diagnose, but I held back. I intend to try to do this myself, as it sounds like either the HLA need replaced or just bled.

However, I have limited access to shop space and since the acquisition has caused a little domestic disharmony, I wanted to see if anyone is looking for a project.

It will need new tires, but otherwise should be good to go after the top end work. Overall the bike looks OK with some surface rust.

I am asking $1,000, but of course am open to discussion. If there's no interest, I will probably try to tackle it myself.

The bike is located close to Dayton, OH.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 01:48 PM
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The shop started the bike, but a top end noise started and they shut it down. They offered to pull the motor and diagnose, but I held back. I intend to try to do this myself, as it sounds like either the HLA need replaced or just bled.
Sounds like it time to try the Ol' Grambo/Gambo Trick........
Here's some info on it.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1076

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hla im not sure what that is but try grambos trick and maybe a lil seafoam in the crank case its sat for a long time and i bet its something stuck as oppose to broken like jt sugested grambos trick ....it could have been the coffee grinder too ... see if u can hear it and try and pin point it use a stethascope or a screwdriver... tearin into it is gonna be about 2 bills there is a lot of rubber i would replace if u do decide to tear into it but in the end you will be happy with this bike



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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 01:58 PM
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Yup....Grambo trick!!!

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