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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-20-2015, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Bike died on freeway

Just yesterday my 98' Vulcan 750 died while on the freeway. I noticed before it died that I could give a pretty good amount of throttle in 5th gear and it felt like I was flooding or bogging down the bike. I tried to give it more throttle at about 65mph and then the bike died right after and I was stuck on the side of the road. I had about a quarter tank of gas. I switched it to reserve and bike started up, only to die about a half mile down the road. Switched it back to fuel "ON" and made it to the gas station. Filled her up and she road home okay. I road it to school about thirty minutes later.

On my way to school the throttle response all of a sudden had a slow response, and taking off in first gear it tried to jump off the start and I was only reving 3k rpm. I saw a little fuel coming from the side of the petcock... I'm taking the bike apart today so if anyone has any ideas or a list of things to check or even a place to start please let me know!!
Also the front brake feels tighter than normal for some reason after I got off the freeway when the bike first died... No idea what that is about.
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[QUOTE=BoredOldMan;1009442].......or even a place to start please let me know!!.....[QUOTE]

The best place to start is with your first post being under the Newbie Check-In heading but since you already did your first one here maybe you could do your second there.

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Could be POOGS, look for that in the Vulcan Verses.

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front brakes probably sticking i would clean the calipers and lube the slides and check the two little passages inside the master cylinder for blockage last thing you want is a front brake locking up on you it could be devastating at high speeds

doesn't sound like poogs to me since it still did it after you filled up i would think that it might be your carbs are flooding due to a faulty float or a petcock issue definitely need to fix the leak on the petcock
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