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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-11-2008, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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Spill some fuel


I'm a newbie and I will get my drivers license tomorrow (hopefully). I haven't started my VN750 all winter and some people told me to spill some fuel to get rid of the old fuel in the engine. But how can I do this? Between the 'V' there is a small thing that looks like a heart (sort of). Is that where I have to leak out some fuel?

And I've read on this forum to change engine oil with the side drain. But I've only found a drain under the engine. Where is the side drain?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-11-2008, 09:38 AM
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I can't answer your question and can't really see why it would be necessary, but I will recommend that you put some SeaFoam or other fuel stabilizer in the gas next time you are going to store it so you don't have to do this again.

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Look just below the round stator cover on the left side of the bike and you will see the oile filter cap shown here as part # 11012
Also note the spring and washer, grommet and brass filter behind it. Make sure you have all of these and they go back in that order.
Loosening the bolt will start the oil flow. I usually keep the cap in place but loose for draining and once the initial flow is done then take the cap off and retrieve the spring, washer and grommet. Otherwise you may have to feel around in the drained oil to retrieve them. The filter takes a little coaxing sometimes and sticking your finger in to ease the filter out usually solves that. Inspect the brass filter for any metal shavings or bits of rubber. The first couple of oil changes on a new bike (or if it was never drained from the side plug) will have a bit of debris.

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i would just put some seafoam in it, start it, let it run for a few. then turn it off, let it sit for a day or two, then top it of with some new gas and start it up and go for a ride. but this just what i would do.
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There is a screw at the bottom of each carb bowl. They are drains. If you think that you have water in the bowl you can back them off a bit and drain a little fuel out. If they are too tight it is best nit to mess with them. Just do as advised above and put seafoam in the fuel, or a little water remover.I like one called "HEET." Hope this helps.

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