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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-16-2007, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi every one,I' m brand new to the site,but not to the bike.My dad has had 3 Vulcans, and countless other brands over his 50 years of riding.He finally sold me on trading in the Harley and trying a 2001 Vulcan,and i love it.I bought it in September for my 25th wedding anniversary(my wife said since it had so much chrome it qualified for our silver anniversary-pretty cool.)since then I've rolled up 3000 miles.It's smooth and quick-great ride!!however here in York Pa-home of the Harley production plant-it's starting to snow so I'm starting to have biker withdraw. I was reading about increasing horsepower with some modifications to the air cleaner backing plate-per Gadgets fixit website.Does anybody have any tips,I already have aftermarket pipes to handle the exhaust flow.Well anyway thanks for the cool site and happy motoring
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-16-2007, 12:30 PM
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Hey there Drifter, Welcome

I'm a Pennsylvanian too. Just a bit north of Pittsburgh. We've got quite a few members here from all around the state.

Great wife you have there.

Sorry I can't be of much help on the air cleaner mod, but I can say, be sure to check that your driveshaft splines are lubed. Most here use Honda Moly 60 paste. That stuff is 100 times better than just regular grease.
And, if you are in need of a service manual for the Vulcan, there is a free online one HERE, thanks to our friends at TOC manufacturing.


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Hi every one,I' m brand new to the site,but not to the bike.My dad has had 3 Vulcans, and countless other brands over his 50 years of riding.He finally sold me on trading in the Harley and trying a 2001 Vulcan,and i love it.I bought it in September for my 25th wedding anniversary(my wife said since it had so much chrome it qualified for our silver anniversary-pretty cool.)since then I've rolled up 3000 miles.It's smooth and quick-great ride!!however here in York Pa-home of the Harley production plant-it's starting to snow so I'm starting to have biker withdraw. I was reading about increasing horsepower with some modifications to the air cleaner backing plate-per Gadgets fixit website.Does anybody have any tips,I already have aftermarket pipes to handle the exhaust flow.Well anyway thanks for the cool site and happy motoring
Drifter - Welcome to the site! (Again!)

I am not too far from you in NVA. I was able to ride a bit last weekend, but this weekend's been pretty cold with a "wintry mix". But I am sure not as bad as PA. Cool that you live in a Harley town and ride a Vulcan! I've done the earshave but K&N's in the stock filter housings (ears) probably work just as well. I did the ear shave as much for looks as for performance.

As for tips - you'll find the biggies here are Lube your splines and Get a MF battery as soon as possible!

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Howdy drifter. Welcome to the site. Hope your weather gets better soon.

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Yes, welcome and in need of biker therapy too this time of year in Washington State.
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If you change the air filters and pipes you'll have to re-jet the carbs.

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