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10-18-2013 11:13 AM
OleDirtyDoc
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Originally Posted by Big Nick View Post
Outstanding doc,I've always gone the full strip and clean,sounds like a great shortcut.
Doesn't always work.depends on how bad they are.but works most of the time
10-18-2013 09:00 AM
Big Nick Outstanding doc,I've always gone the full strip and clean,sounds like a great shortcut.
10-18-2013 05:50 AM
VN750Rider/Jerry The Vulcan 750 is well known for charging issues. Tons of information about it on here. Strangely, I have had 2 Vulcan 750s, bought new, with super high mileage, and have never had a charging problem.

As for the brakes, there are 2 main probabilities. Either the calipers/pistons are all gunked up and sticking, or the return passage in the master cylinder is plugged up, and not releasing pressure.
10-15-2013 11:35 PM
OleDirtyDoc I would try to clean the pistons on the calipers first.take off the boot around the piston(after removing the caliper)then put a c clamp so the caliper can't overextend itself and then press on the brake so the piston moves out a little bit.then clean the corrosion and crud with awire brush and some wd40.crank the c clamp back in to compress the piston and then repeat a few times .have to do this on my Goldwing every tine she sits for a while
10-15-2013 09:08 PM
WilliamTech
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Originally Posted by VulcanMan86 View Post
Also, just noticed that the paper says to set the OHMS to 100 but my multimeters lowest setting is 200. Is this going to be a problem?
Not likely... those measurements will obviously < 100 ohms, should not be a problem.

10-15-2013 08:17 PM
VulcanMan86 Also, just noticed that the paper says to set the OHMS to 100 but my multimeters lowest setting is 200. Is this going to be a problem?
10-15-2013 07:09 PM
VulcanMan86 Awesome. Thanks a lot. I just moved into a new house and starting work at a new army installation so it may be a few days before I have the information to you.
10-13-2013 12:45 PM
slimvulcanrider First, start a thread in the electrical section for the stator print off THIS guide and fill it out then post the results in that thread (I will be looking for it)... keep the test results in that format and be as persice as I have been in writing it. I have had people in the past stop at one test because the single test failed, but with out the rest of the picture they were chasing electrical ghosts.

on to the brakes:
have you opened up the master cylinder to see if there is junk in the bottom of the reservoir? If there isn't any debris in the bottom of the master cylinder reservoir, then I would do as others have mentioned and try a new set of lines, while the lines are off, look at the seals in the calipers and make sure the caliper pistons aren't pitted, it would also be a good time to look at the master cylinder to make sure that the internal seals are good, and there isn't any pitting in there as well.

get a service manual. HERE is a free one.
10-13-2013 04:24 AM
WilliamTech
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Originally Posted by FoolAmI View Post
Yep, sounds like two different and unrelated problems, Stator or rectifier problem (not charging) and brake problem, maybe collapsed brake line but could be that the calipers have rings of old deposits holding the piston out so they may need to be rebuilt/ honed out.

I'm no expert on these bikes but it sounds like your battery isn't getting a charge.
x2

.... & absolutely agree w/ Spockster.

10-13-2013 01:00 AM
Spencer1 Yep, sounds like two different and unrelated problems, Stator or rectifier problem (not charging) and brake problem, maybe collapsed brake line but could be that the calipers have rings of old deposits holding the piston out so they may need to be rebuilt/ honed out.

I'm no expert on these bikes but it sounds like your battery isn't getting a charge.
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