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Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   07-16-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 151
Posted By Spockster
Unhappy Oh that definitely sounds like a rod knock. ...

Oh that definitely sounds like a rod knock.

One way to verify ... Remove the plug wires from the cylinder you think is knocking, then start it. If it's a rod, the knock should be reduced or stop...
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   07-15-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 688
Posted By Spockster
It's possible, but the most usual problem is gas...

It's possible, but the most usual problem is gas flowing through the vacuum line into the carb. It makes the mixture rich, and keeps flowing even with the petcock and engine turned off, then it fills...
Forum: Electrical   07-15-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 101
Posted By Spockster
Check the fuses first. Check the charging...

Check the fuses first.

Check the charging volts, if the stator isn't charging, it may not be tripping the headlight relay.
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   07-15-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 688
Posted By Spockster
That's the coast enricher. I don't think there...

That's the coast enricher. I don't think there should be gas on that side of the diaphragm. It works off vacuum, the diaphragm opens a port on the inside and allows a small amount of fuel into the...
Forum: Sell or Swap   07-11-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 97
Posted By Spockster
Check ebay? Most of my parts come from there.

Check ebay? Most of my parts come from there.
Forum: Transmission / Rear End   07-11-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,582
Posted By Spockster
Sounds like maybe the clutch is toast, but not...

Sounds like maybe the clutch is toast, but not knowing that engine, hard to say for sure.

Does the oil have a strong burned smell? Does your engine have a debris screen for the oil? Any debris in...
Forum: New Member Introductions   07-11-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 38
Posted By Spockster
Welcome to the machine! Could you get...

Welcome to the machine!

Could you get recording of the noise? Make a few more replies and the site will let you post pics, videos, etc.

Should start a thread in the engine section so more...
Forum: New Member Introductions   07-11-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 65
Posted By Spockster
Welcome to the machine! Ask away! We like...

Welcome to the machine!

Ask away! We like questions almost as much as pics. :)
Forum: VN750 General Discussion   07-11-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By Spockster
Stock jets on mine, with stock exhaust.

Stock jets on mine, with stock exhaust.
Forum: VN750 General Discussion   07-11-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Posted By Spockster
Got an email, this one is now $40 off:...

Got an email, this one is now $40 off: https://www.ebay.com/itm/293136553945?ul_noapp=true

Ebay has many listed, with varying sizes for speakers. Think you're on your own for finding mount...
Forum: Electrical   07-10-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 354
Posted By Spockster
I also replaced the shifter shaft seal, was...

I also replaced the shifter shaft seal, was leaking a bit. About $5 back then.
Forum: Electrical   07-10-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 354
Posted By Spockster
That's what I did, just replaced them while I was...

That's what I did, just replaced them while I was in there. Old ones were still tight.

Didn't check your part numbers, but there is two part numbers for the whole set.

Cover mod doesn't help...
Forum: Carbs and Fuel   07-10-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By Spockster
That's the charcoal canister for Cal emissions....

That's the charcoal canister for Cal emissions. .. and yep!
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   07-08-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 688
Posted By Spockster
I tend to think so too, except we've gone from...

I tend to think so too, except we've gone from revs spiking at idle, to erratic revs when throttled, to now erratic and un-driveable at any rpm.

Edit: You might go back and try the spray test...
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   07-08-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 688
Posted By Spockster
The diaphragms are indexed and seated correctly? ...

The diaphragms are indexed and seated correctly?

I'm running out of ideas. If it's not fuel, you could take a look at the spark and see what it's doing.

Take an old plug and check each wire....
Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   07-08-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By Spockster
Have you looked on ebay? They're usually pretty...

Have you looked on ebay? They're usually pretty cheap there. I paid $10 for the stator gasket, and $10 for the clutch case gask.
Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   07-08-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By Spockster
I've got one for the stator case. If you're...

I've got one for the stator case.

If you're into cutting gaskets, just use the cases and mark them out. Tapping with a mallet is a good technique, where it can be done. Will still have to buy head...
Forum: Electrical   07-08-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 385
Posted By Spockster
There's the problem, if that's the case.

There's the problem, if that's the case.
Forum: Electrical   07-08-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 385
Posted By Spockster
Ahhh, new info. I have no idea. Do the new...

Ahhh, new info. I have no idea.

Do the new lights have double filaments?
Forum: Electrical   07-07-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 385
Posted By Spockster
I think maybe the front bulbs are installed...

I think maybe the front bulbs are installed backward (depending on the type of bulb) or the wires are connected wrong. It looks like the brights are on all the time, and the lows are on the flasher...
Forum: Electrical   07-07-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 92
Posted By Spockster
The link goes to a forum list, but it looks like...

The link goes to a forum list, but it looks like the stator is fine.

17v says bad R/R to me, but it won't hurt to check the wiring there.

17v will cook a battery and pop light bulbs.
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   07-07-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 688
Posted By Spockster
That's the slide. When you pull that out of...

That's the slide.

When you pull that out of the carb, there's also a long needle sticking through the slide. (don't mix the needles up)

There are Harley CVK40 slide/diap. at $20 each, but not...
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   07-07-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 688
Posted By Spockster
Those look correct, just without the slides. ...

Those look correct, just without the slides.

Yes, I didn't type that correctly, I meant without taking the carbs off.

However ... If you're not earshaved, no, you can't. Airbox will be in the...
Forum: Electrical   07-07-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 92
Posted By Spockster
Make sure the connections to/from the battery are...

Make sure the connections to/from the battery are clean and tight.

If it all checks out, it's the R/R letting to much voltage through. Should also check the wiring and plugs on the R/R.

17v is...
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   07-07-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 688
Posted By Spockster
Do them one at a time, the needles are different...

Do them one at a time, the needles are different sizes front/rear.

Should be able to get to them on the engine.

When you take the top off, try to see if the rubber is seated correctly all...
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