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01-09-2007 08:40 AM
hyperbuzzin
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Originally Posted by Crobins365 View Post
...only I don't want to do 90 mph on a freeway!!)
That's right Cindy..... Go for 95 mph !!! LOL
01-09-2007 08:14 AM
Crobins365
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Originally Posted by hyperbuzzin View Post
Glad ya got it figured out.
Does the screw look like it might be the stock one?
Maybe the previous owner put a too-short one in there, and the stock one maybe bottoms out before it gets too tight?
Just a thought
But definitely use the Loc-tite !
That's an interesting thought - maybe I can hit Home Despot and play around with different lengths to see if I can get something that fits better (threadlock not withstanding!). There are so darned many weird things on this bike - frozen bolts, jury-rigged attachments - that I'm willing to consider just about anything as a possibility. That said, however, once the new air hoses show up and the new-used radiator, I should be ready to fire 'er up and see what damage I've done!! (Secretly, I wanna be like Jon...only I don't want to do 90 mph on a freeway!!)
01-09-2007 05:40 AM
hyperbuzzin
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Originally Posted by Crobins365 View Post
In fact, maybe I should lock-tite the screw in that "light" position.

Let's just say I'm not quittin' my day job anytime soon.
Glad ya got it figured out.
Does the screw look like it might be the stock one?
Maybe the previous owner put a too-short one in there, and the stock one maybe bottoms out before it gets too tight?
Just a thought
But definitely use the Loc-tite !
01-08-2007 08:25 PM
Crobins365
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Originally Posted by 93VN750 View Post
Cindy -

As far as I see (http://tinyurl.com/ydj3sk), there are only 4 parts to the starter plunger.

559117-001 CAP-STARTER PLUNGER (16012A)
559118-001 CAP-STARTER PLUNGER (16012)
559250-001 PLUNGER,STARTER (16016)
632663-001 SPRING,STARTER PLUNGER (92081A)

Which one of these did you wind up with an extra of?

Jon
Hey, Jon - It's not the plungers per se, but the rod that attaches between the brackets that attach to the plungers...that live in the house that Jack built. But I got it figured out tonight - the rear bracket just can't be torqued down or it binds the movement of the bracket (and thus the plunger). So I put my extra plastic washer back there, cinched it down - but not too tightly - and it seems to be working fine. ?? I'll play with it a little bit before I install it back on the bike - just to make sure that screw's not gonna come out. In fact, maybe I should lock-tite the screw in that "light" position.

Let's just say I'm not quittin' my day job anytime soon.
01-08-2007 07:37 PM
fergy Jon, glad to hear you're grabbing road again! Sounds like your vulcan is running good. Time to have fun!
01-08-2007 03:59 PM
93VN750
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Originally Posted by Crobins365 View Post
I think they do run a little lean - I'll be interested to see what your mpg is after all the changes. The ear shave may be a big component in the pick-up as well. hmmmm. Of course, I just ordered new hoses for air surge tank, etc. so I guess I'd better run with that for awhile yet.

I'm gonna pull the bracket off the carbs tonight and try it again. I don't have 'em on the bike yet, so it's not a big deal disassembling and giving it another shot. Just wish I could figure out why I have an extra washer...
Cindy -

As far as I see (http://tinyurl.com/ydj3sk), there are only 4 parts to the starter plunger.

559117-001 CAP-STARTER PLUNGER (16012A)
559118-001 CAP-STARTER PLUNGER (16012)
559250-001 PLUNGER,STARTER (16016)
632663-001 SPRING,STARTER PLUNGER (92081A)

Which one of these did you wind up with an extra of?

Jon
01-08-2007 03:11 PM
Crobins365
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Originally Posted by 93VN750 View Post

I think as others have said (Hizzo for one) that the stock jetting is just too lean. Probably related to EPA and gas mileage concerns.

Get your carbs straightened out?

Jon
I think they do run a little lean - I'll be interested to see what your mpg is after all the changes. The ear shave may be a big component in the pick-up as well. hmmmm. Of course, I just ordered new hoses for air surge tank, etc. so I guess I'd better run with that for awhile yet.

I'm gonna pull the bracket off the carbs tonight and try it again. I don't have 'em on the bike yet, so it's not a big deal disassembling and giving it another shot. Just wish I could figure out why I have an extra washer...
01-08-2007 12:54 PM
93VN750
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Originally Posted by cmanningjr View Post
Congradulations on your success.....
Thanks!

The bike runs now like I alwyas hoped it would.

Electrical system should be good for loads of miles now (I hope).

Nothing left to do but enjoy riding!

Jon
01-08-2007 12:35 PM
cmanningjr Congradulations on your success.....
01-08-2007 12:05 PM
93VN750
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Originally Posted by Crobins365 View Post
Jon, with the rejetting, are you still noticing a power lag in low rpms, or did that take care of it? After my degoating experience and the macs, I'm not inclined to go that route again; but if changing the jets helps, I may reconsider.
Cindy -

This thing makes way more power all across the rpm range. I used to forget about passing on the interstate going 75mph as I knew it would be a slow process. Now, twist throttle, up to 85 - 90 in a flash.

Low end is much, much better than when it was just degoated. I felt the loss so badly after degoating that I was going to regoat.

I can't say for sure how much is re-jetting helping the pipes (degoat), or how much re-jetting & the ear shave is helping.

I am going to add one more shim as it has a slight stumble, hesitation while cruising at part throttle. That will be 4 shims under each needle.

Saturday I was getting on the interstate via a 2 lane on ramp. I felt like seeing what it would do and passed an Infinity that did not want me to before the end of the ramp (about 90 mph). This would have never happened before.

I think as others have said (Hizzo for one) that the stock jetting is just too lean. Probably related to EPA and gas mileage concerns.

Get your carbs straightened out?

Jon
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