Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Springfield, OH
Spark plugs/starting/back firing
FYI this is my recent experience. When I stopped and filled up with gas my bike would occassionally back fire, rather loudly. Plus it seemed on hot days I would have trouble stalling at stops. Well, I figured a had a gas mixture/carb issue/venting problem.
Well, I finally got around to installing some new spark plugs since I bought my Vulcan with 12K miles on her and she now has 21k and counting. Wow what a difference. Wish I would have done this earlier. She always started pretty good except sometimes after I had been riding a while she would be fickle. Well not anymore! Plus no more backfiring and she rides with a little more umph at higher speeds. Just thought I'd share. Don't wait like I did. Put the plugs in! The sooner the better! Good riding!
NGK iridium DPR7EIX-9
Thanks to all you posters providing advice!!!
1986 VN 750
Replaced Stock Turn signals