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07-20-2009 04:06 PM
VulcanCruizer I just went through an issue with my engine not turning over. The bike was running one day and then the next the starter turned very slow one or two times then nothing. I tried again and it didn't do anything but the relay clicked. I then tested the whole electrical system and found that power was good at the starter lead wire. I even tried the Car battery and jumper cable and nothing. I had to take the starter out and clean it and that worked.
07-20-2009 11:40 AM
FlaRider
Kudos to Lance, FliteControl and Everyone!

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Originally Posted by FlaRider View Post
Hello Folks --

Good news! Mr Spock suffered from a 5-day Carbitis flu. But thanx to your input and Lance's help over the Bat phone Mr. Spock is now healthy again! I just need to change the oil because fuel and Seafoam leaked from the carbs to the cylinder into the oil. My next project is to clean the fuel tank to try and stop the sediment from getting into the carbs repeatedly.

Without your help I would've pushed Mr. Spock off the Skyway bridge long ago.

My humble thanx to Lance and each of you!!!
2nd UPDATE:

My thanx to everyone who provided input on this problem especially Lance and FliteControl. With Lance's help on the bat phone and FliteControls instructions I replaced the fuel tap, cleaned the tank, and installed inline fuel filters! Mr. Spock is running good once again but I plan to replace him with a newer VN750 or some other bike. I'll post photos when I get the new bike.

My sincere thanx to all!!
06-29-2009 09:43 PM
FlaRider
Warp Speed!

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Originally Posted by OlHossCanada View Post
Well FLR, your crankcase will be well flushed out when you drop the oil. Bonus!! I`m glad to hear that Mr. Spock is healthy again, and we were able to help you avoid commiting Mr. Spockicide. I would really hate to have to hear about Capt. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprize coming to get you for murder.
Hey Hoss --

"Spockicide" that's funny as hell! My wife came in to the room to see if I was going wacko laughing by myself!!

Even with Mr. Spock running at his best, it's doubtful I could outrun the Enterprise at Warp-speed!

Thanx for the laugh, Hoss!
06-29-2009 09:34 PM
FlaRider
Fuel Filter

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Originally Posted by flitecontrol View Post
Don't forget the in-line filters! They keep crap in the tank from ever making it to the carbs. Kinda tight installing them, but sure beats cleaning the carbs!
FC --

Once I'm done cleaning the gas tank and with Lance 's help I'm going to try installing the in-line filters. Where did you get your fuel filters? What kind did you use? Do you have any advice on installing the filter?

Thanx!
06-29-2009 11:51 AM
1986vn750
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Originally Posted by lance328 View Post
Did you read post #24 and up?
haha, whoooops! lol
06-29-2009 11:50 AM
lance328
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Originally Posted by 1986vn750 View Post
Pull out one plug from each cylinder, this will make it easy to crank over. try and hit the starter and see if it will crank over.
Did you read post #24 and up?
06-29-2009 11:46 AM
1986vn750 Pull out one plug from each cylinder, this will make it easy to crank over. try and hit the starter and see if it will crank over.
06-29-2009 02:30 AM
OlHossCanada
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Originally Posted by FlaRider View Post
Hello Folks --

Good news! Mr Spock suffered from a 5-day Carbitis flu. But thanx to your input and Lance's help over the Bat phone Mr. Spock is now healthy again! I just need to change the oil because fuel and Seafoam leaked from the carbs to the cylinder into the oil. My next project is to clean the fuel tank to try and stop the sediment from getting into the carbs repeatedly.

Without your help I would've pushed Mr. Spock off the Skyway bridge long ago.

My humble thanx to Lance and each of you!!!
Well FLR, your crankcase will be well flushed out when you drop the oil. Bonus!! I`m glad to hear that Mr. Spock is healthy again, and we were able to help you avoid commiting Mr. Spockicide. I would really hate to have to hear about Capt. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprize coming to get you for murder.
06-28-2009 03:24 PM
flitecontrol Don't forget the in-line filters! They keep crap in the tank from ever making it to the carbs. Kinda tight installing them, but sure beats cleaning the carbs!
06-27-2009 11:38 AM
FlaRider
Mr. Spock Running Well Again!

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Originally Posted by lance328 View Post
The engine would not crank because the rear cylinder was Hydrolocked. The float valve was not closing due to sediment debris and the carb emptied into the cylinder.

Hydrolocking will occurr when the ammount of liquid is greater than volume of the combustion chamber and on the compression stroke. Since liquid cannot be compressed the engine will hydrolock.

The engine is now running fine but I am having him clean the tank and possibly install in-line filters since the is an ongoing problem.
Hello Folks --

Good news! Mr Spock suffered from a 5-day Carbitis flu. But thanx to your input and Lance's help over the Bat phone Mr. Spock is now healthy again! I just need to change the oil because fuel and Seafoam leaked from the carbs to the cylinder into the oil. My next project is to clean the fuel tank to try and stop the sediment from getting into the carbs repeatedly.

Without your help I would've pushed Mr. Spock off the Skyway bridge long ago.

My humble thanx to Lance and each of you!!!
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