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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-24-2012, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, I am a newbie. It started with taking a riding class out of curiosity in the summer of 2011 and led to purchasing a 1999 VN 750. I have stored my bike in the garage; however, in a first attempt to drain the carbs, I removed the drain plug completely from the clutch side of the bike. Now, I am having trouble placing the drain plug back into the carborator. This was two months ago. Will this cause rust or any other problems to my engine - especially the carbs
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-25-2012, 12:48 AM
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Probably not. It depends on how clean it is where the bike is stored. Why won't the screw go back in? are the threads messed up? You will have to get it back in before you can start the bike. For now, if there is a problem getting it to go in, I'd cover the hole in the carb to keep trash and dirt out until you find the reason why it won't go in. On my '02 it is an Allen head screw.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-25-2012, 01:39 PM
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You don't say where you are located (city, state).

Depending on where you are located, a fellow VN750 may be near enough to help you with your problem--or at the very least, go riding with you, later.

Otherwise, if you can post pictures of the drain plug (and maybe of the opening), we can help you with the problem here on the forum.

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When you get it back together Use some seafoam (gas treatment) in the gas, about half the can to a full tank. Its a bit much but the bike has been sitting awhile and it wont hurt it at all. You may notice it running a bit rough at first or even some hesitation. More then likely the seafoam will correct the problem after a few miles.
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I did the sea foam trick and it fixed my 92...was running bad, thought iwas about to redo the carbs...it fixed it! running like a champ now!
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