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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-23-2009, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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just picked up a 1986 vulcan 750 with 21000 original miles, garage kept, nice clean bike. I want to start by lowering the rear and ditching the saddle bags, and maybe some drag handle bars. As i'm surfing the forum and looking at pictures, alot of people "shave the ears", can anybody tell me what this means? Sounds like something i would like to do, but i'm clueless on what it is lol....
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You're right. Lots of folks have done the ear shave. It allows you to get pretty much the most out of the engine without serious engine mods. You open up the air flow, using larger jets in the carb, and combined with a more free flowing exhaust, you can get maybe 10% more HP out of the bike. IMO, the stock bike runs like a screaming ape, so I never felt like I needed to "open it up more". But we all do lots of things to the bike that aren't "needed" in other's eyes!

The ear shave removes the air box and air filter boxes (ears) and you replace them with pod filters, re-jet the carbs to match the higher air flow, combined with some kind of after-market pipes...=screaming ape on steroids...

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Here is a link to a recent thread where a member has devised a new ear shave, that is cleaner looking, IMHO, than the K&N, or Emgo (?) pod filters.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...ighlight=shave

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Here is a link to a recent thread where a member has devised a new ear shave, that is cleaner looking, IMHO, than the K&N, or Emgo (?) pod filters.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...ighlight=shave
according to the thread of the diffrent ear shave there wasnt a jet mod,,,

the original ear shave i did and i havent got my jets quite right yet but they are close the added power and sound with that and the degoat is amazing ... definitely two thumbs up there is a link in verses but if u post your exhast specs and elevation and which mod u plan on lance will probably chime in with the proper jets to start with we will be more then happy to walk u through this ...

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Welcome to the forum. I see you are already enjoying some of the benefits. If you have questions, just ask. Lots of helpful folks here to assist.

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Welcome. I'm a newbie here as well. I found a ton of info doing searches and checking the vulcan verses. Has helped me out a lot already.
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Thanks guys! I'm a member of a few other forums as well and everybody is much nicer on this forum, I can wait to start making some mods, and i have a few tricks up my sleeve and a few things i want to try. It's amazing all the stuff you can do to the vulcans, i'm a huge fan of the avon white wall tires!
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