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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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So I pulled into a gas station yesterday on the way home from work to fill up. After filling up, I touched the starter button, just a tap to see how easy it would fire up (pun). The engine gave a big back fire pop - didn't think much of it, it's done that before when hot (it was 86 yesterday).

A moment later, smoke was rolling out from under the gas tank. I turned off the key thinking it might be electrical, but noooo. Flames started licking from under the right side of the FULL gas tank.

I got to yell 'WE GOT FIRE HERE' at a gas station. That was fun.

I jumped off the bike (by this time it was really flaming) and saw the rear foam air filter burning - sending licks of flame up the side of the tank.

I had fingerless gloves on so I figured I wouldn't get my hand totally burnt, grabbed the burning air filter, ripped it off the carb, tossed it into the parking lot where some good citizens stomped it out. There was fire left on the remaining foam stuck to the carb so I was able to blow that out like a candle (thanks to my musical training on the TUBA, I had plenty of air to do that).

I picked up and dipped the now smoldering, what's left of my rear air filter, in the gas stations' window washing tub to douse any hot spots and tossed it in the garbage.

With the excitment over, calmly sat back down on the saddle, started it up, and continued on home. Didn't run well at all on the interstate, w/o the filter; really messed with the CV function of the carb.

Pay day today so I get new filter pods!

Ride safe, you never know what's coming

DT

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 02:17 PM
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WOWZERS..... That coulda been much worse. Happy to hear alls good....

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wow, I was waitinin to read "and it burned to the ground...no more vulcan" glad to hear it was a small fire and you and the bike are ok.

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Yeah, nice job acting level headed, that could've gone a whole lot worse in a variety of ways. Nice save.
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who says people on 750's aren't Bad to the bone ,and some quick thinking too.Sounds Like I 'd like to have you around for back upLOL




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WOW, glad ya got it under control before it ended up any worse!!

Have you figured out what caused the momentary excitement?


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WOW, glad ya got it under control before it ended up any worse!!

Have you figured out what caused the momentary excitement?
My first guess was the fire!!I couldn't help it Hyper,I thought you left a high slow one hanging over the plate and had to swing,I can't believe I am the only smart aleck that found that humorous,Denny




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Click on one x and drag to the other to read between them.

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The babe on the chopper?

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GL1100 front fender
OEM engine guard
OEM high back rest
'V-Twin' HWY pegs
Black 750 Spectre handlebars
SunPro Volt Meter (Amazon)
Maier bug shield (JCW)
Bar Ends anti-vibe (JCW)
Emgo air filters
Tank bag-Eclipse
Tail bag-FroZone Cooler
Back Rest-Igloo 6 pak cooler
WalMart Saddle Bags
R/R Relocate
Dry Splines Lubed
AGM DieHard-Sears
Gutted Goat
Sporster XL Mufflers
LED's-stop,tail,turn,marker
Pickup coil mod to .45mm
Silverstar headlight
Rotella T6
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My first guess was the fire!!I couldn't help it Hyper,I thought you left a high slow one hanging over the plate and had to swing,I can't believe I am the only smart aleck that found that humorous,Denny

your not, that just made my friggin day. well that and my bike starting after reassembly even if it was running rough!

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Rick's stator and rr
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pickup coil mod
dampers replaced
agm m/f battery
Harley sportster exhaust, degoated
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acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
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sounds like good news again ,wib




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Click on one x and drag to the other to read between them.

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