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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-11-2006, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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94 Vulcan -- "Top end" noise?

Hi, All -
I haven't totally given up my hopes of buying a project bike for the winter, and had put a post on Craigslist to see if anyone has a 700/750 for sale. Someone called and told me about this bike [eBay number; 320046659652], down in Landover, MD. I asked him what shape it was in, and he said, "Runs fine, except there's some noise at the top end; probably needs a cylinder overhaul. I have another bike like it, and it does the same thing."

Hmmm. Does that make any sense to anyone? At the time, said seller couldn't tell me the year of the bike, so he's not altogether altogether about what he's got. But does "top end noise" have any meaning to anyone?

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Here's one from the vn750 yahoo group

My 2001 VN750 with 41,000 miles has a shorted stator.
I have not the time, energy, money or inclination to mess with getting
it fixed. I'm old and tired with limited funds. I have my DL650, so
the VN750 wouldn't get much use even if it were in running condition.
It also seemed to be running rich for the last few thousand miles so
it may need a carb rebuild. I suspect the needle jets may be worn.

So I am willing to let it go really cheap to someone who may want to
spend the time, energy and/or bucks to put it in running shape, or
possibly use it for spares.

If anyone might be interested, make me an offer. Otherwise it will
sit in my garage gathering dust and rust.

Stock exhaust including pre muffler (power chamber).
Marbled but no coasters.
Stock intake. Air filters last cleaned and oiled at 39,700 miles.
Final drive and coupler replaced at 18,000. Last spline lube at 37,000
miles, looks perfect.
Speedometer drive cable replaced at 17,000 (lost innerds on highway)
Kawasaki Fire & Steel engine guard with welded on peg mounts. O-Ring
highway pegs.
Kawasaki Fire & Steel chrome saddle bag supports and turnsignal
relocate brackets.
Kawasaki Fire & Steel chrome luggage rack.
Saddleman Jumbo Drifter saddlebags bolted on.
Emgo chrome tear drop mirrors.
Throttle Rocker.
Wolo Maxi auto 125 DB (I think) horns mounted on each side of the
steering head covers with relay operated by OEM horn button. OEM
horns also.
Metzler ME880 tires front and rear.
Front 110x90, (OEM is 100x90) replaced at about 31,000
Rear stock size, replaced at about 28,000
Synthetic oil since I got it at 7400 miles; faithfully changed with
filter every 3,000 miles or sooner.
Coolant drain, flush and refill at 26,000 miles in spring of 2005.
Automatic Cam Chain Tensioners rebuilt with TOC springs at about
26,000 miles.
Yuasa Maintenanace Free battery a little bit more two years old. Holds
static 12.7 - 12.8 volts for weeks.
Iridium sparks plugs at about 31,000 miles.
Front brake pads just replaced and rotors replaced with good refurbed
used ones.
Regular use of Sea Foam in gas.

"Dennis" <[email protected]>

There is also an 86 coming up for sale but I don't have a price yet..

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does "top end noise" have any meaning to anyone?
Might just be ACCT issues if it's running fine.


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Have him get on this site and listen to the sound of the ACCTs making racket. I've added the link to my sig, and put it in the tech pages on the links page.

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And he says:

Quote:
AND THE ENGINE IS NOISY LIKE ALL VULCANS...WILL NEED THE VALVES ADJUSTED OR JUST RIDE IT THE WAY IT IS...WE HAVE ANOTHER 95 VULCAN WE USE AS A LOANER AND IT MAKES THE SAME NOISE AND HAS FOR YEARS
which means, yes Cindy, this is an ACCT problem. 30 bucks will fix it.

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Thanks to Fergy for posting it. It helps to actually hear it.

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Thanks, Folks. Maybe I'll actually bid on it and see what I can do. I was reading the posts on ACCT fixes and I'm afraid to ask, but...what is an ACCT? A $30 repair certainly sounds reasonable, but I guess I gotta know what it is I'm fixing...

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ACCT= automatic cam chain tensioners they keep the tension on the top cam chain on each cylinder.
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This is gonna mean pulling the engine, isn't it? I know I can't avoid that forever...

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The hardest part of rebuilding the ACCT's is holding the thing together when reinstalling it. NO engine removal is needed
HERE'S the Verse on ACCT rebuilding


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