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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Aloha from Maddux !

Aloha everyone !

Glad to say " Hi " to all the riders out there . I live on the island of Oahu . I just purchased a 2004 Vulcan 750 (15k miles ) . She looks good , I just put on 2 new tires , flushed the radiator and added new anti-freeze .

One thing I notice is that if the rpms are over 3,000 when I let out the clutch , then it makes a loud clunk noise when it engages . If the rpms are real low when I let out the clutch then it is smooth . I guess I will not be doing burnouts on this bike . Do they all require this low rpm take off ?

Thanks , Maddux .
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Welcome! Oahu is (or at least used to be) a beautiful place.

Haven't noticed any clunking sound when releasing the clutch, but at least going into first, I'm usually at less than 3,000 rpm. Does it clunk in all gears? If so, you may want to post a thread under the Transmission/Rear End section of the forum.

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The shifting is super smooth once I am going .
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Try a little less throttle and more gradual release of the clutch and see if that helps. Might also help to pull the clutch lever in and out several times before you take off.

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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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Aloha everyone !

Glad to say " Hi " to all the riders out there . I live on the island of Oahu . I just purchased a 2004 Vulcan 750 (15k miles ) . She looks good , I just put on 2 new tires , flushed the radiator and added new anti-freeze .

One thing I notice is that if the rpms are over 3,000 when I let out the clutch , then it makes a loud clunk noise when it engages . If the rpms are real low when I let out the clutch then it is smooth . I guess I will not be doing burnouts on this bike . Do they all require this low rpm take off ?

Thanks , Maddux .
Lots of folk here refer to that "coffee grinder" sound when engaging the clutch. Fergy is the oil expert and he will probably tell you to replace the engine oil with Shell Rotella Synthetic 5w-40 purchased at your local Oahu WalMart. You will feel the difference.
Like Flitecontrol said..."less throttle...easy on the clutch"

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Thanks , for sure oil change with new filter on new ( used ) bike . Also I noticed one of my disc's is warped causing a jerky stop .
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Welcome to the madness.

Coffee grinder clutch noise: https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1091

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TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/11-vn750-general-discussion/9127-top-ten-items-you-would-suggest-new-owner-do-his-new-ride.html
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