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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2004 vn750. My first bike, Had it since it was new. I now have 10,000 miles and had a little problem the other day.
The idle is set at 1100 and on the way home at a stop it seemed to be idling too low, i proceeded to ride home and around 65 mph ( bike at temp) i lost power until she stalled. Would not restart untill i waited about 25 mins then started and rode rest of way home.
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I have a 2004 vn750. My first bike, Had it since it was new. I now have 10,000 miles and had a little problem the other day.
The idle is set at 1100 and on the way home at a stop it seemed to be idling too low, i proceeded to ride home and around 65 mph ( bike at temp) i lost power until she stalled. Would not restart untill i waited about 25 mins then started and rode rest of way home.
Anyone have ideas????????
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Several things come to mind. Might be the "phantom out of gas" syndrome. Were you at about half a tank of gas? Sometimes popping open the gas cap to let the pressure vent helps. Also, check your spark plugs and your vacuum hoses. But my first guess is the phantom out of gas syndrome, do a search on the forum.

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Wow, that sounds strange but both times it happened i was at or below half a tank.
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Wow, that sounds strange but both times it happened i was at or below half a tank.
You might need to service your gas cap vent hole if it happens again. I found that when these symptoms happen, being real easy on the throttle, slowly increasing it and backing off just before I feel it's gonna stall helps me not stall. But if I do stall, popping the cap and waiting a minute helps. BUT - this hasn't happened to me in over a year now.

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Kawi tank bib
Kawi rear rack
Small windshield
DEKA M/F battery
VN750.com Grill Cover
LED license plate frame
Clear Alternatives LED brake light
Cortech mini tank bag on rear rack
Pirelli MT66 Tires: 110 front / 150 rear
Splines lubed when tires installed at 10,650 miles
Splines lubed again at 14,400 with stubby valve stem install

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Thanks, i looked it up on the forum and that sounds like my problem. I'm going to inspect the line for cracks and service the cap. thanks RubyRick!!
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Welcome, from a former resident just up the coast; Cocoa Beach. Aren't you glad you joined us? Lots of knowledgeable folks here.

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Yes it's great. Thanks for the welcome...
Tell me about relocating the rectifier and about the coil adjustments???
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The stock R/R location is bolted to the underside of the battery box, which is right above the "goat's belly" (premuffler or whatever the correct term is), which generates a LOT of heat. The R/R produces a lot of heat on its own. Trouble is, the hotter the R/R stays, the more likely it will fail. So moving it to a cooler location prolongs its life. The usual relocation is to a bracket made to bolt onto the left rear peg bracket. Do a search for R/R relocation bracket and you should find a pic of one. I used a piece of 1/8" thick aluminum sign material from the local recycler to make mine. Two holes in the aluminum plate to bolt the R/R to and one for the peg bracket bolt. You'll probably need a longer peg bracket bolt.

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what do you think about degoating?
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Lots of folks have done it. I left mine because the R/R relocation is a lot easier and I didn't want to go to the trouble. If you know you're going to an aftermarket exhaust at some point in the future, leave it and take it off when you install the new exhaust.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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1987 VN750 project bike, acquired August, 2009, 33,000 miles and balancer sticking out of the case, currently awaiting attention and parts
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