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10-06-2012 11:01 PM
shark88
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Originally Posted by sabian131 View Post
I followed the process from the stickie post and rode my bike around the block for the first time tonight! The description were great! The pictures were great! I know nothing about motorcycles, engines, transmissions ... but the job is done! Thanks everyone for your help. I am truly grateful.
Glad to hear you got it going again! Good job...
10-06-2012 10:06 PM
sabian131 I followed the process from the stickie post and rode my bike around the block for the first time tonight! The description were great! The pictures were great! I know nothing about motorcycles, engines, transmissions ... but the job is done! Thanks everyone for your help. I am truly grateful.
05-08-2012 11:30 PM
Knifemaker
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Originally Posted by sabian131 View Post

.....perhaps if new members were to receive a direct email describing this issue and where to look for answers upon registering, the importance would be that much more obvious? just a thought...
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I have suggested this several times. When I joined the Yahoo Group Vulcan forum, I was sent an email with a list of "Frequently Asked Questions" along with simple answers. It told me to silicon the toolbox lock so it does not fall off, ditto on the swingarm caps, along with lubing the splines, and getting an AGM battery...and a few more tidbits.

Not sure why this site can't do the same for new members. I think there was a "top ten things a new vulcan owner should know" but it's not easy to find....it would seem.

I do think if you spend any time here, you would encounter many posts on "lubing the splines"....so it does seem odd that if someone has been a member here for 4 years it's hard to understand that they were unaware of the issue....

But you shouldn't get offended simply because someone pointed that out....
05-08-2012 05:07 PM
thtanner
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Originally Posted by sabian131 View Post
i can confirm that i hear the popping noise as described here. i have checked out the article by fergy and hopefully soon will be able to start tackling this project.

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I would keep on the lookout for a used final drive on eBay or in the Sell`n`Swap section. At least have something lined up for when you confirm the bad news.

Edit: I wish that app you used to post didn't spam itself all over the boards!
05-08-2012 04:42 PM
sabian131
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Originally Posted by Chuck A. View Post
Quick check: Put the bike on the center stand, put trans into first gear with engine off, see if you can spin the rear tire by hand and listen closely at rear tire. If popping or grinding sound by tire = rear splines.
i can confirm that i hear the popping noise as described here. i have checked out the article by fergy and hopefully soon will be able to start tackling this project.

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05-05-2012 01:50 PM
OlHossCanada
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Originally Posted by thtanner View Post
Did you ever lube the drive shaft splines? They could have sheered off.

They would be easier to check than internal engine parts. Just follow the spline lube procedure (I don't have a link on hand, searchable @ the top) and inspect your splines.
FERGY`S SPLINE LUBE THREAD IS VERY EASY TO FIND.
It is a "sticky thread" and is always the very first one on the Transmission / Rear End forum index.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=26
05-05-2012 01:07 PM
DavesVulster well things happen but there's been apologies from both people so maybe we can get back to helping each other with the bikes. Any update on the cause of this issue sabian?
05-05-2012 12:09 PM
flitecontrol Never ceases to amaze me how short a fuse some folks have.
05-05-2012 12:08 PM
sabian131 i apologize if my choice of words offended anyone. i wasn't expecting to be lectured on my inability to identify the wealth of knowledge available to me and knowing exactly what i should be paying attention to. i was just looking for advice to a problem. whomever it was that said the information here can be overwhelming was right, especially for someone who knows nothing about motorcycles and engines but is ready to learn.

it is completely my fault that it took me 4 years to have the time and energy to invest into learning about the bike and that i made everyone

perhaps if new members were to receive a direct email describing this issue and where to look for answers upon registering, the importance would be that much more obvious? just a thought...

i look forward to resolving the problem with my bike and get back to riding. i appreciate everyone's help!

05-05-2012 07:07 AM
Chuck A. Quick check: Put the bike on the center stand, put trans into first gear with engine off, see if you can spin the rear tire by hand and listen closely at rear tire. If popping or grinding sound by tire = rear splines.
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