About to try the marble trick.. - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Carbs and Fuel System
From the gas tank to the carbs
All fuel system discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
artemis_f0wl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio, USA
Posts: 268
iTrader: (2)
 
Send a message via AIM to artemis_f0wl Send a message via Yahoo to artemis_f0wl Send a message via Skype™ to artemis_f0wl
About to try the marble trick..

Well.. like everything else with this machine, the marbling has started off as a pretty rocky process. I can't tell you how difficult it was to find marbles in a store around the area! Well, after 3 toy stores, a hobby shop, and 2 walmarts, I got a box of 150- 146 of which are 16mm or 5/8" so if anyone needs/wants some- I'll be happy to mail them!

Now I'm off to the man cave to search out these hoses and the carb screws that need to be uncovered. Hopefully we can pull this off without any issues, but I really have no clue what I'm doing

I've read the verses, I've searched this site, and I think I can get this done. But I'm usually wrong when I think so hopefully someone will be around here to tell me what I've done wrong and how to do it correctly

I added some pix in hopes of confirmation. 2097 is the left side, what I'm guessing is the "rear" cylinder. 2103 is the right "front" side behind the air cleaner box.

NIL ILLEGITIMUS CARBORUNDUM

Phil aka Art
"Vanessa"
1995 VN 750 (bought as 2nd owner 11/2008)
26,440 miles
MF Battery
Stator replaced (55 Days!)
V&H Cruisers
Relocate rear turn signals
Highwayman Saddlemen bags
Wingerline Highway bars
Ear Shave
Rejet carbs
R/R relocate
Coastered
Kuryakin ISO Duallys all around
HD Heritage seat
12" ape hangers

To Do:
Some sort of new grips
Mirrors
Paint Job- should I do it myself?

Last edited by artemis_f0wl; 01-07-2010 at 06:06 PM.
artemis_f0wl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
artemis_f0wl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio, USA
Posts: 268
iTrader: (2)
 
Send a message via AIM to artemis_f0wl Send a message via Yahoo to artemis_f0wl Send a message via Skype™ to artemis_f0wl
Well I'm gonna call this a victory!

Popped the marbles in and struggled to get the hoses back on- the rear one is at quite an odd angle! After, I put the carb screws all the way down and backed each out 2 turns- I figured this a good starting place. Then I pushed her out of the garage and fired her up...

There was a little more popping off the bat but it is cold and was a fresh start. Tomorrow I'll let her warm up real well and play with the air/fuel mix a little more. Hopefully this was a no fail win and a good confidence booster

Definately need something like that. Hopefully come winter I'll be tearing her apart and learning as much as I can!

NIL ILLEGITIMUS CARBORUNDUM

Phil aka Art
"Vanessa"
1995 VN 750 (bought as 2nd owner 11/2008)
26,440 miles
MF Battery
Stator replaced (55 Days!)
V&H Cruisers
Relocate rear turn signals
Highwayman Saddlemen bags
Wingerline Highway bars
Ear Shave
Rejet carbs
R/R relocate
Coastered
Kuryakin ISO Duallys all around
HD Heritage seat
12" ape hangers

To Do:
Some sort of new grips
Mirrors
Paint Job- should I do it myself?
artemis_f0wl is offline  
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 09:29 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 209
iTrader: (2)
 
what are those hoses? i thought they were coolant lines. but apparently not.
6204 is offline  
 
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 10:40 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 51
iTrader: (0)
 
I had to buy that same box of 150! Funny how hard it was to find marbles.
Misfittom138 is offline  
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-04-2009, 02:36 AM
Simple Solutions
 
seebeeare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SEQUIM, WA
Posts: 965
iTrader: (3)
 
Send a message via MSN to seebeeare Send a message via Yahoo to seebeeare
Quote:
Originally Posted by achang1 View Post
what are those hoses? i thought they were coolant lines. but apparently not.

the coolant hoses do up and down into the top of the head


great pics those are deffinatly the right hoses!!! dont forget to cap the vac line under the seat those hoses goto a air valve and there is a small hose that attaces to that plug the small hose with a golf t or somthin equivilant



Stator #3
MF AGM
DeGoated
Ears Shaved
R/R relocated
Rebuilt



She's worth her weight in GOLD
If u dont have it already Here is the Service Manual
How To Test the Stator
seebeeare is offline  
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-04-2009, 01:23 PM
At Least I Can Spell!
 
msh1156's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Monroe, NC
Posts: 615
iTrader: (1)
 
I went on a quest for marbles myself. Dollar Store, Toy Stores, WalMarts, Grocery Stores... NOTHING!! It's the GD lawyers and our litigious society, and everyone living in fear that something IS going to go wrong... like choking on a marble.

Bah... I gave up. Bunch of chicken-$h|ts.

Michael
2002 Nomad 1500
VROC #29972

----------------------
msh1156 is offline  
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-04-2009, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
artemis_f0wl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio, USA
Posts: 268
iTrader: (2)
 
Send a message via AIM to artemis_f0wl Send a message via Yahoo to artemis_f0wl Send a message via Skype™ to artemis_f0wl
I'll happily send you 2- I have plenty to spare.

NIL ILLEGITIMUS CARBORUNDUM

Phil aka Art
"Vanessa"
1995 VN 750 (bought as 2nd owner 11/2008)
26,440 miles
MF Battery
Stator replaced (55 Days!)
V&H Cruisers
Relocate rear turn signals
Highwayman Saddlemen bags
Wingerline Highway bars
Ear Shave
Rejet carbs
R/R relocate
Coastered
Kuryakin ISO Duallys all around
HD Heritage seat
12" ape hangers

To Do:
Some sort of new grips
Mirrors
Paint Job- should I do it myself?
artemis_f0wl is offline  
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-04-2009, 04:23 PM
Senior Member
 
Chavisimo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 308
iTrader: (0)
 
What size marbles are needed? The hose looks too big for the standard size ones. Also, embroidery shops would have marbles but I would suggest you ask your wives to pick them up for you lol


VROC Number: 31246
2003 Kawasaki VN750 SOLD
2006 Honda VTX1800C

Last edited by Chavisimo; 11-04-2009 at 04:26 PM.
Chavisimo is offline  
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-04-2009, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
artemis_f0wl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio, USA
Posts: 268
iTrader: (2)
 
Send a message via AIM to artemis_f0wl Send a message via Yahoo to artemis_f0wl Send a message via Skype™ to artemis_f0wl
They are "standard" sized marbles. 5/8" or 16mm.

Here is a pic I wanted to post to make sure I'm putting the golf tee in the right spot. I tracked the (now plugged) hoses to this silver-ish box/cylinder which has a smaller tube coming out of it- but the tube seems to be tucked up under the gas tank.

Is this the right spot? I'm about to pull the tank off to see where that hose goes so I can stick the tee in it but I'd love some reassurance!

NIL ILLEGITIMUS CARBORUNDUM

Phil aka Art
"Vanessa"
1995 VN 750 (bought as 2nd owner 11/2008)
26,440 miles
MF Battery
Stator replaced (55 Days!)
V&H Cruisers
Relocate rear turn signals
Highwayman Saddlemen bags
Wingerline Highway bars
Ear Shave
Rejet carbs
R/R relocate
Coastered
Kuryakin ISO Duallys all around
HD Heritage seat
12" ape hangers

To Do:
Some sort of new grips
Mirrors
Paint Job- should I do it myself?

Last edited by artemis_f0wl; 01-07-2010 at 06:06 PM.
artemis_f0wl is offline  
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-04-2009, 05:08 PM
Senior Member
 
STUMPYSKAW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: South-Central, MO
Posts: 149
iTrader: (0)
 
Thats the spot. Make sure that small hose you pluged with the tee doesn't have any cracks in it.

"DAISY" 85 VN 700 19K
Owned since 09/12/09
Done list
Windshield
Marbled
Metal radiator drain plug
Removed exhaust baffles
TOCMAN. ACCT's
VN900 Seat

TO Do list
To much to list


VN900 seat on my VN700
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12903

Debaffling my stock pipes
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12756
STUMPYSKAW is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome