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Thanks for the help. I installed the valve when I got home and no leaks!! Worked great! Ride it around a little over 5 miles or so. Runs good. Still pops a little when I let off the throttle but I probably need to tweak the carbs a little. I just cleaned them and put the idle air screw back where it was (2 turns). Then I did the ear shave, does have stock exhaust though.

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Is there a front fender extension that fits our bikes? I live on several miles of gravel road in rural Mississippi and have noticed itís building up a lot of mud/dirt on the lower radiator...

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Mufflers removed / 38/140 + 2 shims
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Petcock gutted

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Unless you can find the rare Tour-pak fender, there's nothing else specific for the bike. Should be able to find a 'mudflap' and make it fit. I saw one for Harley a couple of weeks ago that was really low priced, if I see it again, will let you know.

The popping could be the coast enrichers sticking, some rides might clear it up, seafoam helps.

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What you are looking for is a "fenda extenda".( Google that ) They make these for several bikes, would guess one could fit, or be made to fit.

You can also make your own out of a round plastic jug. (Like a bleach jug)

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Well fiddled with the 99 some more today. Ended up putting a washer under the needles and it runs better. But I have the hardest time getting it cranked. Runs great once it fires off but itís hard to start.

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Mine always starts best when I don't touch the throttle.

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^^^ What he said. Use the choke when it's cold, but stay off the throttle. Remember to turn off the choke once the bike warms up.

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^^^ What he said. Use the choke when it's cold, but stay off the throttle. Remember to turn off the choke once the bike warms up.
Oh yeah, they cool off quick too. Sometimes just stopping for gas, it needs the choke. If I want to wake some people up, I can leave the choke off, open the throttle ... BAM, it backfires.

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Thanks for the reply Spockster. I ended up trying the petcock from my parts bike and it works great and no leaks. I can modify this one if I need to later or maybe I can find soft parts to rebuild it correctly later.

A little update on progress: My wife finally decided she wanted to try to ride hers (tired of seeing me riding it I guess). Well after several attempts and it dying on her on start off (operator error not the bike) she got it to take off and laid it down. She is ok, just a little bruised. But, she told me I have to turn it into a trike if I want her to ride with me and that I need to finish mine. So I started on mine a little and searched for kits to turn hers into a trike. Apparently this hasn't been done much on this particular bike, but I was thinking since I have a spare swing arm I could give it a try. I think a rear axle from one of those japanese mini trucks would be perfect. Square it up with the swing arm, make custom brackets, weld and bolt it up, then just have a custom drive shaft made. Factory shocks should be sufficient too. What do you guys think?

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Chieftain bars
Roadmaster heated seat

-1999 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
Ear shaved
Mufflers removed / 38/140 + 2 shims
Relay coil mod
Pick-up coil mod
Emissions removed
Lowered rear
Rear blinkers located in tail light housing
Petcock gutted

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