my newish vulcan having some probs
well i just joined and have been reading a lot, you guys do have a lot of good information.
I have a 93 en500 and i just got a 94 vn750. the 750 was a friends friend who had it sitting in his garage for 10 years and it only has 1300 miles on it.
i took the carbs off and cleaned them out, actually there wasnt much to clean because they had apparently drained the bowls prior to storage.
i got the carbs back on and the bike starts perfect and idles fine but only when the choke is on all the way. if i let it warm up and then push the choke off the motor will just die. if i hold the throttle open and take the choke off then it will stay running untill i let off the throttle, i also have the idle adjustment screw in all the way(highest idle). i can ride it but it surges a lot and it is difficult to hold a constant 60mph but if i keep the revs really high(5000+) all the time the motor runs awesome.
and the other day i took it for its first home-work-home trip (only 25mi) and i went through over 3 gal of gas, it was full when i left and i had to get gas on the way home. fuel is not coming out of the vent tubes and when i had the carbs off i blew in the fuel lines and checked to see if the little seal was still good and it was.
i am totally stumped, the 500 runs perfect so i never have to do any carb maintenance so i dont know much about carbs. anyone have any ideas as to what could be wrong?