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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-24-2018, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Hello! Melanie here. I just picked up my first bike having finished a motorcycle safety course a few weeks ago. I live in the north shore area in Massachusetts. Aesthetically, it’s gorgeous. I love the look of the Vulcan. I had only ridden a 250 up until now. I bought this bike stock from a very particular (anal) owner. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been started or ridden in 4 years. I was able to ride it for about 10 feet before it stalled 😞 I had it towed to a nearby repair shop and it will be there for the foreseeable future at the very least getting those carbs cleaned. I am a very green rider and stand a whopping 5’3 so it’s a struggle! Reading through the threads here have been SO much help! Kudos to this forum!
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welcome to the forums! carbs being gummed up is an unfortunately common problem, hopefully the shop gets 'em nice and clean for you. if you're struggling with the height, I think a few members here have gotten shorter rear shocks to lower the bike, may be something you could look into, and that's definitely not a difficult job, simple bolt-on parts.
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welcome to the forums! carbs being gummed up is an unfortunately common problem, hopefully the shop gets 'em nice and clean for you. if you're struggling with the height, I think a few members here have gotten shorter rear shocks to lower the bike, may be something you could look into, and that's definitely not a difficult job, simple bolt-on parts.
I’ll seriously look into that! I saw the adjuster on the rear shocks and assumed that wouldn’t be an option. Thank you for the heads up!
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