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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-12-2009, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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I just got my 1990 750 two weeks ago and im truly impressed , i do have a couple problems but know what they are 1 gas tank has little bit of rust in it which in turn keeps clogging my jets and filling the bowls with crap . 2.the peckcock leaks little bit 3. where the throttle linkage hooks to the carbs that bracket is broke and some smart guy glued it back on with silicone . does anyone have any info on that bracket ? Thank you in advance Robert
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-12-2009, 11:19 AM
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Check the exploded chart on www.cheapcycleparts.com to find that bracket. Pretty sure it's on there at a decent price. Same with the O ring that seals the petcock. Where is it leaking? Can you tell?

For derusting, there are several approaches- muriatic acid/naval jelly (which I just tried, worked well and was quick!), electrolysis (which I am trying next) and coatings (Kreme, KBS, etc) which most don't recommend but some have had great success with.

I am trying them all and reporting on them when I have time.

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Welcome. I recommend installing in line fuel filters between the tank and carbs. It's easier when the tank is off, but can be done with difficulty with the tank on. Keeps you from having to worry about crud in the tank from ever getting to the carbs once they're clean. I used the small, conical, see through type with the sintered brass cylinder filter. If you get this type, install it with the end of the cylinder pointing towards the tank. That way you can see what is being trapped by the filter, and also remove and flush them as needed. Got mine from ORileys for about $3 each. They were on a card in the front of the store.

Once your tank is clean, topping it off after riding minimizes the amount of trapped air that holds the moisture that condenses out and settles in the bottom of the tank. Periodic use (say every third tank) of SeaFoam in the gas removes water, stabilizes fuel and removes varnish deposits. If you haven't used it, you'll read a lot about it here; truly a miracle drug for engines!

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-12-2009, 03:32 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Blicky.

If ya do go the route of adding filters to the fuel line, be sure they will work with a gravity fed system, as there's no pressure pushing the fuel through the lines.

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Welcome, Blicky. Head to www.tocmanufacturing.com and download the service manual from there. Other than that, RIDE that bike! You'll have a blast.

The journey is the destination.

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Welcome to the Vulcan Madness from sunny southern Alberta. Where are you from blicky? (fill out your profile, then it will show up on every post you make). See TEN THINGS link below. Pay particular attention to rear spline lube, (many bikes left the factory without rear splines ever being greased). Also at the first sign of hard starting get a MF-AGM battery and NGK Iridium spark plugs. Read on and all will be explained.

Enjoy the ride and keep the shiny side up.


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