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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Welcome. Carburetors are THE way to go, they can be cleaned and worked on, and last forever with the occasional replacement of a few inexpensive parts. Admittedly the Vulcan 750 carburetors are somewhat difficult to get to, but it is not as hard as some people make it. I have found a few tricks to make it easier.
There are some things to watch out for on any Vulcan 750. The final drive splines and cam chain tensioners are known problem areas on almost all Vulcan 750s. You have to remove the engine to replace the stator, so I would check the charging system before getting to far into other repairs. When working properly, the Vulcan 750 is one of the most comfortable bikes ever made. I have owned 2 Goldwings, and find the Vulcan 750 to be just as comfortable for a solo rider, and a lot more maneuverable. It is not so great for a passenger however. I weigh 240, and tried to carry my 130 pound daughter on the back. The rear suspension completely bottomed out. And it completely ruined the handling, which is at least IMO excellent for a cruiser.
If you have the owners manual, go to the maintenance section and do EVERYTHING on the list. If you don't have one, get one. They can be found on eBay. All Vulcan 750s are the same so any year manual will work. I have a Clymer service manual, but I don't believe it has the maintenance schedule in it.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
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