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Hey ya'll, my brother recently acquired an 05 Vulcan 750. He picked it up from a place that stored rebuilder bikes outside. It has 15,600 miles on it, plugs have been changed and the starter solenoid has been changed as far as important components for starting. I noticed that it wasn't getting any fuel. I took the tank off and applied vacuum to the port and no fuel came out. Then I tested to see if the vacuum line from the carb has vacuum which it does. I removed the fuel petcock and cleaned the screens but that didn't work either. My guess is that the fuel petcock is clogged or something else is happening that I am blind too. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
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Welcome to the family.check to see if it flows on the primary setting then try blowing back thru them first.the vacuum module might also be faulty

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If your subject line is correct, gravity feed the carbs from a small can of gas.
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Hey ya'll, my brother recently acquired an 05 Vulcan 750. He picked it up from a place that stored rebuilder bikes outside. It has 15,600 miles on it, plugs have been changed and the starter solenoid has been changed as far as important components for starting. I noticed that it wasn't getting any fuel. I took the tank off and applied vacuum to the port and no fuel came out. Then I tested to see if the vacuum line from the carb has vacuum which it does. I removed the fuel petcock and cleaned the screens but that didn't work either. My guess is that the fuel petcock is clogged or something else is happening that I am blind too. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Take a look inside the tank and make sure there isn't a pound of rust and gunk sitting at the bottom blocking the fuel port. If the bike was stored outside there might be.



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