I made some progress today. Part of the problem was I used a riding lawn mower battery which is larger than the moto battery. It wasn't strong enough and I used my truck battery. The motor turns over but even after carb cleaner and fresh gas it would not start. The bike was in neutral but I don't think the clutch is free yet. Outside of the brakes the bike is acting like it normally does when it sits a while. It's about $300 to get the carbs back to normal. I have two VN's but I can't afford two. This bike seems to run a bit stronger than my '04 but it is really touchy when it sits even for a month.
I read the carb section in the Clymer's and it warns you that messing with the carb is not for amateurs. At this point I'm wondering if I want to turn this bike into a project.
'01 Vulcan 750
Last edited by hctublerub; 03-21-2014 at 03:12 PM.