Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums - Reply to Topic
Carbs and Fuel System
From the gas tank to the carbs
All fuel system discussion

Thread: Pictures Please Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
05-04-2012 02:24 PM
Stones750
Quote:
Originally Posted by black404 View Post
Thanks for the great laugh. I needed to take some seriousness out of the equation. I want to skip the repair shops this season and I need to lighten up and stop being scared to touch it.

[Quote:

Gas leak?

Two easy steps...

1. Find where leaking.

2. Fix it.




(sorry, couldn't resist)

KM
[/QUOTE]

There's nothing better than being the one to care for your machine, once you get into it you'll wonder why it took so long : ) But that first attempt is all it takes to get the ball rolling.
05-04-2012 10:36 AM
Vulcan2000 Knifemaker suggests a very good tool for those looking to learn more about their bikes. Take pictures as you go! A simple inexpensive digital camera is a great tool especially when it is time to put things back together. I doubt if you could take too many pictures and in the end you can always erase any that are not needed. They may also come in handy for someone else in the future. Photograph before and during each step of the disassembly. Reassembly is just following the pictures in the reverse order. A week old memory after waiting for parts can be a problem as mentioned. When I was a kid I had a habit of taking apart every toy I ever received within days. Finally my father told me that anything that was taken apart and not put back together within three days was going in the trash. I quickly learned to pay attention as to how everything came apart. I learned how to lay the pieces out in order and then just start at the opposite end of the parts line and put it all back together again. Most of the items on these bikes are not that difficult but be sure you are not getting in over your head before you start to take it apart. Use the search tab on top to review any reports from previous write ups. Good luck.
05-04-2012 10:22 AM
Knifemaker
Quote:
Originally Posted by black404 View Post
Thanks for the great laugh. I needed to take some seriousness out of the equation. I want to skip the repair shops this season and I need to lighten up and stop being scared to touch it...
And there it is. I think anyone that knows how to use a screwdriver and a socket wrench can do the vast majority of work on their bike. Many it seems have some fear of screwing up, but if you go slow and pay attention, bikes are pretty simple to work on. Even pros screw up now and then.

You really don't need pictures, you just need to study what you are taking apart and you can understand how it goes together. Even after 40 years of working on bikes, I still find it usefull to make simple drawings as I go along on how things fit together, where each bolt goes, labeling parts if needed , and sometimes even taking photos along the way.

So if I have to wait for parts, I'll not have to rely on a week old memory how something went together when the parts arrive.

I do want to warn those that do lack the knowledge not to get over their heads, and its ok to know when to let a qualified wrench do the work.... Because if you screw up something on your car, you'll likely just be stuck on the side of the road somewhere... But if you screw up something on your bike, it could be your own safety at risk.

Luckily for you , you found this forum, where any and all questions you might have can be answered......
05-04-2012 02:26 AM
black404
Great Laugh

Thanks for the great laugh. I needed to take some seriousness out of the equation. I want to skip the repair shops this season and I need to lighten up and stop being scared to touch it.

[Quote:

Gas leak?

Two easy steps...

1. Find where leaking.

2. Fix it.




(sorry, couldn't resist)

KM[/QUOTE]
05-02-2012 09:50 AM
kanuck69 You can also download the repair manual in my signature to help you.
05-02-2012 09:38 AM
Knifemaker Pictures? Perhaps this will help:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor...ents#section_8

Gas leak?

Two easy steps...

1. Find where leaking.

2. Fix it.




(sorry, couldn't resist)

KM
05-02-2012 08:37 AM
Vulcan2000
Quote:
Originally Posted by black404 View Post
I have a gas leak somewhere on my bike. I want to do the simple $5 repair checklist first, but I need some pics to go with the repair checklists. I can follow instructions but I need to match the name of the parts with a picture to get things done.

Can anyone recommend a good picture tutorial for repairs.
The highly recommended Clymer's Manual has very good descriptions and identifies all parts involved in repairs or service procedures. Also there are a large number of pictorial and/or video posts regarding numerous procedures here on the forum. Just use the "Search" option at the top for the particular procedure you need. If you have a problem just ask on line and someone with experience will allways be glad to assist with a printed answer and possibly with specific pictures.

Good luck.
05-02-2012 08:03 AM
black404
Pictures Please

I have a gas leak somewhere on my bike. I want to do the simple $5 repair checklist first, but I need some pics to go with the repair checklists. I can follow instructions but I need to match the name of the parts with a picture to get things done.

Can anyone recommend a good picture tutorial for repairs.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome