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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-10-2006, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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I Have A 2006 Vn750 With 3500 Miles. The Other Day, I Drill Holes In The Muffler Tip For A Different Sound. While Coming From Work At 60-65 Mph The Tempature Gauge Starting Going To The Red And I Also Starting Loosing Power. Pulled Over For About 5 Minutes To Let The Bike Cool. Ran Fine After That. Didn't Like The Sound So Covered The Drilled Holes. Is The Bike Designed To Shut Off When The Tempature Reachings The Red Zone? Don't Know Why It Got Hot Unless It Was The Additional Holes In The Muffler Tips And I Didn't Alter The Air/fuel Mixture To Compensate For The Difference. Any Thougths On This Is Appreciated.
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Just because the bike is new doesnt mean that all the fluids are at the correct level. Did you check your coolant? I would guess that its low.
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Just because the bike is new doesnt mean that all the fluids are at the correct level. Did you check your coolant? I would guess that its low.
That's a good thought.
Many dealers aren't known to be the sharpest tools in the shed !!
Maybe check the themostat too.


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Does it ever happen in slow moving traffic. If so, is the fan cutting in?

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Not likely that the holes you drilled caused anything like overheating. Now if you somehow plugged your exhaust it would have an effect, but you would have felt a serious loss of power. You covered the holes "after" this incident?

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About those holes....

Does drilling holes in the exhaust cause the loss of power or torque folks claim to see when degoating? I want just a little more sound, but I don't want any other implications or problems from drilling.

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Drilling holes in your exhaust will not cause a decrease in power, removing the goats belly can take away a very slight amount, hardly noticable unless you are launching hard.
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Took Bike To Dealer. Haven't Gotten It Back Yet. First Response From Service Manager About Bike Overheating Was Maybe It Was A Vapor Lock. Plenty Of Coolant In Overflow, Oil Change Recently. Bike Has Hesitation Also. Put In Sea Foam, No Change. Told Dealer To Check For Carb Syn And Check Air/fuel Mixture. Maybe This Will Help. Plan On Buying V&h Pipes Later On. Info From Forum Appears Thatthis Is The Best On The Market For The Vn750. Will Keep You Updated On Status.
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Off the subject. I've seen misspellings and the like, but I've never seen anyone capitalize the first letter of every word. What's up with that?

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I don't know why I capatilized the letter of each word. Got your attention though.
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