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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-07-2011, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking at purchasing my first bike... There is a guy down the road that has a 2000 Vulcan 750... has about 22k miles on it... He's asking $2000.. I stopped by and looked at the bike... everything looks straight and in working order... It has a slight oil leak and the forks seem to have a leak too... Not overly concerned about those things... What I am concerned about is the engine has a knock... He says he had it looked at and the shop said something about some worn springs?? Looking around at what this could potentially be and how I could better determine... any help would be appreciated...

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I'm looking at purchasing my first bike... There is a guy down the road that has a 2000 Vulcan 750... has about 22k miles on it... He's asking $2000.. I stopped by and looked at the bike... everything looks straight and in working order... It has a slight oil leak and the forks seem to have a leak too... Not overly concerned about those things... What I am concerned about is the engine has a knock... He says he had it looked at and the shop said something about some worn springs?? Looking around at what this could potentially be and how I could better determine... any help would be appreciated...

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ACCT springs maybe.... offer $1600... and shake your head about the nock and the leaks...grab the bike and run!.. this forum canfix any and everything!
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In the (vulcan vurses) look for acct's. Also check out the grambo trick. This should give you the info that you need.
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Thanks for the quick replys and the welcome... I just found a youtube video of a vulcan making the exact noise... and the diagnosis was exactly that... ACCT springs...
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BTW the best fix is mcct's. I got mine from TOC manufacturing. The cost at that time was $50 dollars per cylinder.

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go low on your bid for the bike and try not to let em know you know about this forum as you offer $500 less than he is asking!
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go low on your bid for the bike and try not to let em know you know about this forum as you offer $500 less than he is asking!
Would be funny if the owner logs in here and sees this lol
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yes... oh wait.. your not the owner are you?
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That would have been even funnier lol
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ahaha! That would be funny... he actually mentioned being able to find a fix for it online...
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