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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-01-2006, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy Somthing inside trying to get out!!!

My bike is down , running but not , let me explain. I was on a MDA charty run 40 miles, no biggy. On the way home it started makeing this ratteling sound, like a heat sheild was loos or somting. I tried touching the exhust , had heavy gloves on , no differants. So I pull over to check it out. Thats when i notice it leaking oil so i shut her down. Seems something on the left side of the lower motor let go. Its not the small round cover but the larger cover that it connects to that is leeking oil, its like a small hole that some one shot at from the inside with a BB gun, and it didnt go threw but broke the casting out from the inside. The hole is right behind the top bolt that holds the left foot beg on.
I had the bike checked out when i bought it 4mo ago, it checked out ok , it seemed to be a knocking or more like ratteling when running, hot or cold. The dealer said the ACCT could be a little loose, so i kept ridieng it. The bike has about 20K on it.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-01-2006, 09:41 AM
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Sounds like your balancer let loose. The rubber grommet dries and crumbles and the balancer is then no longer held in place and wobbles.
Chances are if you do an oil change you will find bits of shaved metal on the oil screen.
I'm guessing that your bike is an older bike from the 80's?
This seems to be the ones that have the problem. Some have been worse with the balancer actually grenading the case as they are riding down the road.
If the hole is small enough and sounds like it is it can be fixed with JB Weld, however the balancer and grommet will have to be replaced and that requires an engine pull.

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Here is a picture of a balancer that went bad, if that's of any help.....



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Sounds like your balancer let loose. The rubber grommet dries and crumbles and the balancer is then no longer held in place and wobbles.
Dianna, can you explain where the rubber grommet is in the picture below? I don't have a problem, but I would like to know.

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This might show the entire balancer better
http://www.ronayers.com/fiche/400_02...0&parent=10700

Also more of the balancer pictures (where the first one is from)
can be seen here (scroll down about 3/4 page)
http://www.fortunecity.com/bennyhills/radner/499/

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I'm with Dianna on this one. You've got an engine pull on your hands. Can you tell us more about your bike, what year, how many miles when you bought it (and when you bought it). I see this is your first post. Have you looked through the Vulcan Verses yet?

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Thanks all ,, IM sure its what the pic above is showing , I wasnt sure what side the charging system was on and where the clutch was ect. ect. ect. After seeing the pic above im sure that is what the problem is. I had just bought the bike this spring for $1300 he was asking $1500. He had a bought a newer Yamadog cruzer so no need for the 87Kaw, the yr befor he had hit a deer, or i should say the deer hit him. Laid it down, not hard, frount fender had a fat lip, new air cleaner on left side , new speedo. IT reads 8K siad it had about 12k when it was replaced so about 20k total. The bike runs fine has a set of fish tail aftermarket pipes, can you say LOUD. I allso have the stock pipes with the goat bladder. May put back to on just to see how much quiter it is. Saddel bags, wind screen, aftermarket mirrors, clutch/break handels. I havent been to the Vulcan verses ,, but will look after this post, I bought the bike because it was ready to ride, i can find all kinds of GOOD DEALS on bikes that need a littel TLC but i have like NO time so thats why i got the Kaw and he was local so no need to drive a hr to look at a bike i might like. I am getting ready to move , the new house dosent have a garage so i will be trying to get a buddy to let me tare it apart in his garge this winter.
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