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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Interesting. I put V&H Cruzers on my '02, but since I ride mostly on the highway at 5000 rpm and over, the racket became unbearable. I bit the bullet, and went back to stock. Sold the new V&H pipes for half what I paid for them, and on top of that, I had to buy 4 new graphite gaskets to put the goats belly back on. But at least I like to ride the bike again now. It was a stupid mistake, and it cost me a fortune. It was also the first time I have ever put an aftermarket exhaust on a bike, and will be the last.
Yes, you do have to rejet for the Cruzers, or the engine will run too lean. That doesn't mean whoever installed them did. I would check the plugs and see what color they are. I went up one size on the main and pilot jets. Something else I had to change back when I went back to stock. Stock is the way to go with the Vulcan 750. It is an overengineered bike that does not tolerate modifications well.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike