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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-10-2018, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
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Newbie. Pittsburgh, PA. HERE WE GO STEELERS!

Gifted a 2000 Vulcan 750. Currently not runnning and not inspected as it has been sitting for quite some time with fuel and seems to have a stripped spark plug hole. Looking forward to getting it running and learning to ride on the bike.

I know I’ll be cleaning out any old fuel for a bit before I try anything, but any advice on what I should do about the stripped spark plug would be appreciated. Also, any tips from anyone that has experienced the same kind of situation with a bike that has been sitting for a long time.

Thanks for keeping this forum going. I’ll enjoy reading some of your feedback as well as the other helpful threads!
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Welcome to the machine! ... from the 7th island down river.

I've done heli-coil repairs on bikes without pulling the heads, no problem. Just grease the tap to catch shavings, any loose shavings will just blow out the exhaust. Extending the tool might be tricky if it's one of the deep holes ... and it usually is.

While the bike is waiting, some oil soaking in the cylinders would be good. And you're probably going to need the carbs cleaned if they weren't stored dry.

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The front left cylinder plug hole is in a removable sleeve and can be replaced.
The rear right also.

The other two plug holes, as Spocter said, would need to be helicoiled or a threaded sleeve insert which is larger than the helicoil insert.

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I could probably drive out there to help if some Steelers Tickets were involved. LOL
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Welcome aboard. What part of Pittsburgh are you in? I'm towards the East in Ohara.

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Welcome aboard! Gifted a VN750, huh? Man, that’ll set you back 🙂

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Seriously. We might have to work something out! Where are you located exactly? How far are you from Pgh??
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Welcome aboard. What part of Pittsburgh are you in? I'm towards the East in Ohara.
I’m actually just outside of Pittsburgh in Beaver County. I’m just minutes from Cranberry Twp. if you know where that is. Where exactly is O’Hara??
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