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I did the ear shave a couple weeks ago and so far I'm enjoying it quite a bit! One problem I'm having though is one of my air filters is rubbing up against the bottom of the tank. I put some shims in the back to raise it up, but I noticed the front is not sitting centered on the rubber pieces. The front of the tank is essentially writing on the bulkheads, rather than on the rubber mounts. Is there any way to get the front of the tank to sit correctly?
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'89 Vulcan 750 Bought 4/12/18 @ 17805.9 miles $800
Purchased stock. Wrecked once
22490.0+ miles

Completed modifications:
Removed mufflers, straight pipes out of GB
110/90 Front Tire
Pick-up coil re-gapped to .020"
Compufire 55402 r/r series regulator
USB Outlet + Voltmeter
Repainted Metallic Blue w/ new tank bages
Ear Shave (wo/ coasters) 40/140 NO shims 45MPG
MCCT conversion

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Custom LED turn signals
Windshield
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(Possible) ignition advance
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Third pic - looks like the rubber and the metal sleeve bushing are both missing.

Check your PMs... sent ya one. Tour Master bags!

Edit: Should be one of these on each side with the rubber damper. If it's missing, check real closely on the engine and frame right below, these parts can end up in a pocket down there.


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Yeah, and if those parts wind up in the cooling fan, it's likely be a busted fan.

A magnetic probe can sometimes find those parts when you can't see them.

I once dropped a stainless steel(non-magnetic) screw behind the left side of the radiator and had a time getting it out.

It's good to just stuff a towel into the radiator when removing parts above it to shed those parts on to the floor when dropped.

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Yes, you have to have those parts. You can buy new ones, but I would first make real sure they are nowhere near that fan, which costs a fortune. I once dropped a thermostat bolt down the turbo inlet on a car while replacing the thermostat. It was necessary to remove the duct from the air filter housing to the turbo to get to the thermostat. I tried to fish it out with a magnet attached to a piece of speedometer cable, but no luck. I wound up having to remove the turbo to get it out. That took several hours. All because I did not stuff a rag in the turbo. Live and learn. I already knew better, I have no idea why I didn't do it. Mental lapse?

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Third pic - looks like the rubber and the metal sleeve bushing are both missing.

Check your PMs... sent ya one. Tour Master bags!

Edit: Should be one of these on each side with the rubber damper. If it's missing, check real closely on the engine and frame right below, these parts can end up in a pocket down there.

I have those bushings in there. They are behind the bolt heads. The wide end is towards the frame. Do I have them in backwards?

Thanks for the saddle bag links. My wife has cut my funding back at the moment, so no saddle bags for me this year. Hopefully I can next year, along with a windshield, phone mount, exhaust tips and who knows what else.

I am going to replace my brake lines, and I had to ask for money for that.

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'89 Vulcan 750 Bought 4/12/18 @ 17805.9 miles $800
Purchased stock. Wrecked once
22490.0+ miles

Completed modifications:
Removed mufflers, straight pipes out of GB
110/90 Front Tire
Pick-up coil re-gapped to .020"
Compufire 55402 r/r series regulator
USB Outlet + Voltmeter
Repainted Metallic Blue w/ new tank bages
Ear Shave (wo/ coasters) 40/140 NO shims 45MPG
MCCT conversion

Planned modifications:
Custom LED turn signals
Windshield
Highway Pegs
(Possible) ignition advance
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yup, rubber bushings go in with wide side facing out.

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Thanks! I feel dumb.


'89 Vulcan 750 Bought 4/12/18 @ 17805.9 miles $800
Purchased stock. Wrecked once
22490.0+ miles

Completed modifications:
Removed mufflers, straight pipes out of GB
110/90 Front Tire
Pick-up coil re-gapped to .020"
Compufire 55402 r/r series regulator
USB Outlet + Voltmeter
Repainted Metallic Blue w/ new tank bages
Ear Shave (wo/ coasters) 40/140 NO shims 45MPG
MCCT conversion

Planned modifications:
Custom LED turn signals
Windshield
Highway Pegs
(Possible) ignition advance
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