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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Liberty MO
Gas problem or electrical problem.
I decided to take my Vulcan out for a spin yesterday. Put a brand new MF battery in it last week but there was nothing wrong with the other one. Occasionally (maybe 3-4 times over the last year) my motorcycle would begin to cut out like it was running out of gas. I would end up on the side of the road and would look and joggle there. Once I turned off the petcock a couple times, another time a checked the fuel lines, yesterday I just opened up the tank and shook the gas around to make sure I had some. Always after finding nothing wrong I would crank it and it would crank back up and I would be on my way thinking that it was a piece of foreign matter. Last summer I pulled and cleaned the tank and found some stuff in it but it hasn't really made much difference. When it happens, it occurs within a couple miles of the house. Yesterday, it happened again and I ended on the side as usual. The only difference was that once I took off it started cutting out again, I could maintain maybe 30 mph. It idled perfectly but would cut out at much higher. I decided to limp home convinced that I had a fuel starvation problem. On the way I noticed that I had no dashlights and no tach. I turned the key off/on and the bike started running better but will still cut out above 3500 rpm. The good news is that the problem appears to be here to stay (I hope so that I can finally fix), the bad news is that I am no longer convinced that it is a fuel problem. Anyone had anything similar happen?
Bought 1/06/2007 with 12152 miles.
Currently 30000+ and commuting.
Vance and Hines Exhaust
Stator (twice), r/r reloc, MF battery