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Location: Chandler, Arizona
An '85 huh? Unless something has changed, all the carb parts are available new from cheapcycleparts.com. I highly recommend new clutch friction plates, and check the metal plates to make sure they are not warped. The friction plates on my '02 warped at around 70,000 miles, causing the clutch to not disengage completely.
I also recommend checking the final drive splines and cam chain tensioners. These are known weak points on the Vulcan 700/750, and can cause some very expensive damage. If the cam chain tensioners are bad they can destroy the whole engine. Hopefully the stator is ok, but considering how old that bike is, I would also be concerned about the balancer dampers. When they fail, the balancer wobbles, and cuts right through the case.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
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