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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-20-2009, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hello to all. Ran accross the site by while surfing and I'm glad I did. Before signing up I read a lot of posts and found some interesting info.

I have a 2001 VN750 and living in the high desert of New Mexico she get a lot of riding. There are no short rides! It's a long way to everywhere from here.

I see by the posts I have some of the same problems others have, mainly the valve/chain noise. I purchased this bike used about 2 years ago with 3400 miles and the noise (clack,clack,clack) began shortly after. It's there between idle and 2700(or so) rpm. After that it's completely gone. All the other websites I found said not to worry about it or get loud pipes. I now have 18000 miles on the bike and the noise hasn't changed at all. ACCT springs?????????????

Anybody had any luck with improving the comfort of the seat? Did 600 miles one day and my butt paid the price.

All things aside, this is the best all around bike I have owned. Had 2 Yamahas and 3 Hondas and I'll put this Vulcan above the all.

Thanks
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-20-2009, 03:55 PM
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Welcome Desert Dog! I've only had my bike for about 3 months and the guys and gals here at the best. Use the search feature and read through the Verses and you're sure to find your answers. I haven't seen a problem discusses here that someone hasn't already run across how to solve it or at least give you some ideas. Welcome!

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Welcome Desetr Dog
Cant tell you about the ACCT springs, but I bet you get an answer shortly.
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Welcome to the Vulcan madness Desert Dog. Here is some info from the verses on the ACCT. https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1075

Try the grambo trick outlined here, if you want to determine if the ACCT is the source of the noise. https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1076

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Hello to all. Ran accross the site by while surfing and I'm glad I did. Before signing up I read a lot of posts and found some interesting info.

I have a 2001 VN750 and living in the high desert of New Mexico she get a lot of riding. There are no short rides! It's a long way to everywhere from here.

I see by the posts I have some of the same problems others have, mainly the valve/chain noise. I purchased this bike used about 2 years ago with 3400 miles and the noise (clack,clack,clack) began shortly after. It's there between idle and 2700(or so) rpm. After that it's completely gone. All the other websites I found said not to worry about it or get loud pipes. I now have 18000 miles on the bike and the noise hasn't changed at all. ACCT springs?????????????

Anybody had any luck with improving the comfort of the seat? Did 600 miles one day and my butt paid the price.

All things aside, this is the best all around bike I have owned. Had 2 Yamahas and 3 Hondas and I'll put this Vulcan above the all.

Thanks
Welcome DDog.
I have done it all with this acct's except buy the mcct's.
First I replaced with new one problem came back.
Bought the heavier spring, did not help me.
I moded one way helped for a long time.
Now I moded another way. I feel good about it.

I bought an all thread 6mm X 1.0. Took the guts out of the acct, replaced the plunger and clip. Got a washer from metal self tap screw for tin building. Cut about 3.5 in. of all thread, screwd it into the acct and used a nut to lock it down after adjusting it.

I will mod another one with pics and post. I will try and get it done tomorrow.

If you got $$$ you can buy them ready to go.

Oh yes they are called mcct's (manual cam chain adjusters)

Pic of parts used.

pic of assembled unit.

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Welcome Desert Dog, you’re finding out just like I did that everyone here is willing to help and caring. Welcome again.



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Oh yes they are called mcct's (manual can chain adjusters)
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Thanks for all the replies. Gonna try the reccommendations above and I'll let you all know what happens.
Just for laughs------A Honda dealership I visited in Arizona last year to get two tires told me to get rid of the Vulcan and get a Shadow cause it won't keep up with the Interstate traffic. I laughed and told him that 75-80mph was just cruising for this bike!!! And that was with a rider sometimes.
I also read the posts on the oversize rear tire. Wish I would have seen it earlier. I just put new rubber on again. New Mexico roads sure eat up tires fast.
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Ha! Won't keep up with interstate traffic? They had read it somewhere but remembered it backwards!
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Hi All
Tried the Grambo trick and it worked!!!!! After two years of listening to the clack clack clack, it's gone. Many thanks to all!!!!!! Now off to the rest of the board.

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