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Location: Chandler, Arizona
The Vulcan 750 motor can be a real PITA to work on, which is why I often complain about it's complexity. I see no reason why it needs 4 cam chains instead of 2, like all other Japanese v-twins (with the single exception of the Suzuki TL1000) The Vulcan 800 only has 2 cam chains, and so does the Suzuki Intruder, which is just a hair faster than the Vulcan, so it was not for performance. Watch Roaches videos. I believe that to get it timed right, you have to pull the heads and count links.
The motor is not all that hard to get out, you don't have to lift anything. Just put a transmission jack or something similar under it, remove the right frame section, remove the engine mount bolts, and wiggle it out of the frame. The hard part, or at least the most time consuming, is disconnecting and removing all the stuff that attaches to the engine.
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
Last edited by VN750Rider/Jerry; 04-07-2012 at 06:18 PM.