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05-01-2011 05:15 PM
J.D. LOL; same thing happened to me. I passed the hotel this afternoon to go to O'Reilly's and pick up a left hand drill bit and screw extractor set. A 750 was behind a VTX and a 1800 'Wing. When I got back to the hotel, and checked in, the bikes were sitting next door at Burger King. I thought it might be Flitecontrol, so went over to introduce myself; I'd never met him in person. Turned out to be a '99, and the rider hadn't heard of either 750 group or VROC; he has now!
05-01-2011 05:08 PM
dot4x4 Ok so everything is working great, actually better than before. No leaks from the coolant tank but damn that one little bolt is a pain in the butt to get back in. I actually ended up going to the hardware store and getting a longer one to finally get it back together.

I really recommend the epoxy I used as it was set up in 5 minutes, fully hardened in 1 hour and dried perfectly clear. Thanks for all the help guys. I love this site.

By the way I ran into (No not literally) another VN750 rider and I wrote down this site for him.
05-01-2011 05:07 PM
J.D.
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Originally Posted by denny6006 View Post
Them Texas boys do make it look simple don't they?
<G> With where we grew up, and bein' financially challenged, we make do wit' what we got. You can also trace it onto a piece of flattened out coffee can, cut it out and drill it, and sandwich that between the reed valve and the housing.
05-01-2011 04:43 PM
denny6006
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Originally Posted by niterider View Post
Take the reed valve cover off and trace it on a on a paper.
Them Texas boys do make it look simple don't they?



05-01-2011 04:21 PM
niterider Take the reed valve cover off and trace it on a on a paper.
05-01-2011 03:57 PM
bigbluezuk
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Ok, does any one have the measurements for the coasters? I have a couple of friends that do machine work and might have them try to make a set. Thanks
Click on my name and look at my posts, somewhere I posted some drawings of ones I made. On that same thread someone else posted the ones from Kawasaki.
05-01-2011 03:10 PM
Knifemaker Seafoam to the rescue again...Yea!!!!!

I used expoxy to fix a hole in a gas tank...so it should work on the coolant tank.

KM
05-01-2011 03:08 PM
OlHossCanada
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Ok, does any one have the measurements for the coasters? I have a couple of friends that do machine work and might have them try to make a set. Thanks
Just pull one of the reed valves off.
Your machinist buddies can surely take measurements from it.
05-01-2011 02:46 PM
dot4x4
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Sounds like a clogged pilot jet to me ...... If the bike runs fine at full throttle but won't idle without dying.



EDIT...also just thought of this...did you adjust the airscrews? My thinking is perhaps if you did one of them fell out?

KM
no I didnt touch the carbs. My plan was to leave it alone since it WAS running well.

Well I put everything back together and it seems to be fixed. I have a ton of seafoam in there so its smoking and running rough. Does rev fine with no rough spots now. I was going to take it for a ride but I looked under the bike and I had a coolant leak.

Pulled the coolant tank and it had CAULKING shoved into a crack in the tank. So, its Sunday and any place that may have a replacement part is closed. SOOOO inner Macgyver comes out. Used a small strip of scotch tape to close the hole and got some clear plastic devcon 5 minute epoxy. sanded and scored the plastic tank to give it something to "grab" onto and coated it. Now I am waiting for a couple of hours for it too completely seal. Hoping it will last for a while so I can find a good tank.

Will update in a few hours with the results.
05-01-2011 12:28 PM
RandyHillyard Ok, does any one have the measurements for the coasters? I have a couple of friends that do machine work and might have them try to make a set. Thanks
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