Vulcan Lightning Rider
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: New Mexico Home of the original Hatch Green Chile
Hello to all of my brothers and sisters
I'm Randy from New Mexico . I recently became the proud owner of a 1985 VN700 Vulcan Cruiser. Got it for a trade through my local CL.
She has had quite a few issues since owning her . But I joined this site for 1 reason , and 1 reason only :
To thank everyone who contributed to the time consuming task of troubleshooting the common problems. You gentlemen , have gotten my bike running like Butter as of a month ago.
This bike stranded me no less than 5 times , all within a couple of weeks. I lurked on the forums for weeks trying everything I could , within budget constraints from the Boss, to get it running .
Thought it was poog , cleaned vent , no change
Thought it was not getting fuel due to leaky and malfunctioning vacuum petcock , 85 is the version WITHOUT off ugh, . Wasn't it and it caught fire when I got stranded and kept cranking it all ticked off ..
Hot start issue Everytime I went to put gas ..Well , what finally fixed it and got it running like new was a personal mod on the petcock and the acoil mod . I am completely convinced this is 75 percent of all of our issues .
Here's why I believe that: When I finally tore in to the wiring , I about fell over when I saw the very skinny and anemic red power wires to the coils! I said to myself , How in the heck can we be expected to crank an engine with those tiny things? NEVER seen it before on other bikes.
Did the mod , now like another guy said , I just LOOK at the button and it starts . And this is with an old acid battery. NO Agm!
So again Thank all of you who contributed !