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Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   11-15-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By cglennon
If you did not prefill the oil filter with oil...

If you did not prefill the oil filter with oil before installing, then the issue could be air trapped in the oil filter. This happened to me once because I was too lazy to prefill the oil filter....
Forum: Electrical   09-26-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By cglennon
#2 can be fixed with a piece of fuel line about...

#2 can be fixed with a piece of fuel line about 3/4 inch long. Slide it between the housing and the bracket from the dash. It is short enough that it will be hidden and act as a dampener.
Forum: Transmission / Rear End   09-18-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By cglennon
DO NOT ride that bike until you pull the rear...

DO NOT ride that bike until you pull the rear wheel and figure out what is making that noise; splines, final drive, wheel bearing, rear brake, etc. Sounds potentially dangerous!
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   08-29-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By cglennon
VN700 / VN750 model years 1985 - 1987 did not...

VN700 / VN750 model years 1985 - 1987 did not vent through the gas tank. They vented directly though the gas cap. You must have a '85 - '87 gas tank. A '88 or newer gas cap will fit, but you will...
Forum: Electrical   06-05-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By cglennon
You need to add a constant current driver circuit...

You need to add a constant current driver circuit or smoothing capacitor. High end LED specifically designed for headlight applications should come with this built in to compensate for power noise....
Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   05-28-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By cglennon
I just did this to my VN750 because the air valve...

I just did this to my VN750 because the air valve was making hissing noises. Any auto store will have these 5/8" caps and you'll also need a vacuum port cap. Dorman sells both in little variety...
Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   04-27-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By cglennon
Thanks Jerry, I plan to do just what you...

Thanks Jerry, I plan to do just what you described with the air valve removal (no longer works anyway). I am very familiar with Forest Grove, OR as my wife and I ride our road bikes through there...
Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   04-26-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By cglennon
Forced to Marble/Coaster

First ride of the season I noticed a squeak/squeal coming from the top end of the rear cylinder. It sounded like something going bad with the cam shaft. The engine was running just fine, but there...
Forum: Wheels, Suspension and Brakes   12-04-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By cglennon
I would recommend the 110 width increase (stock...

I would recommend the 110 width increase (stock is 100): looks better, handles better, etc. I've had Metzler Marathon 880's and they were a great tire, long lasting, no complaints. However, Metzler's...
Forum: Wheels, Suspension and Brakes   11-03-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By cglennon
I'm a big fan of Speed Bleeder valves on all my...

I'm a big fan of Speed Bleeder valves on all my vehicles. They make 1 man brake flushing and bleeding fast and easy. Speed Bleeders allow you to focus on monitoring the fluid level in the reservoir,...
Forum: Electrical   09-12-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,984
Posted By cglennon
It is not just a case of lumen output. The...

It is not just a case of lumen output. The reflectors in most incandescent/halogen bulb based housings assume that the filament is in the dead center of the bulb. The output and beam pattern is...
Forum: Electrical   08-23-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By cglennon
I'm cheap, but not when it comes to batteries,...

I'm cheap, but not when it comes to batteries, especially when the vehicle won't run without a good one. My experience with AGM batteries is when they die, they die fast and hard without warning,...
Forum: Transmission / Rear End   07-02-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By cglennon
Sounds like the positive neutral finder linkage...

Sounds like the positive neutral finder linkage is jammed. That would explain why it won't go past neutral.
Forum: VN750 General Discussion   06-23-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By cglennon
In Oregon you don't need an odometer disclosure...

In Oregon you don't need an odometer disclosure for vehicles older than 10 years. I never look at the title odometer listing when buying, but rather the vehicle. An older vehicle could have low...
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   06-20-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By cglennon
I don't think that pressurized air is necessary,...

I don't think that pressurized air is necessary, nor does everyone have the tools to do so (I don't). Things that block the gas cap vent can usually be dealt with using carb or brake cleaner...
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   06-18-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By cglennon
Fuel should never leak out of the gas cap if the...

Fuel should never leak out of the gas cap if the gas tank vent system is clear and all the seals and gaskets are good on a '88 or high model year. The gas should go through the gas cap vent system,...
Forum: Electrical   06-18-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By cglennon
Not true, unless you remove the fuel separator in...

Not true, unless you remove the fuel separator in the gas cap. The whistle in this case is causes by air passing through the narrow section of the separator (see below). It is also the source of some...
Forum: Electrical   06-18-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By cglennon
THIS IS NORMAL AND A GOOD THING! The whistling...

THIS IS NORMAL AND A GOOD THING! The whistling means that air is entering or leaving the gas tank. It means that your vent system is working properly. You need to worry when it does not whistle. You...
Forum: Transmission / Rear End   06-17-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,019
Posted By cglennon
This is a common issue with all VN750s, referred...

This is a common issue with all VN750s, referred to as "the coffee grinder" (search the forum for more info). It is due to cold oil sitting in the clutch basket. The Kawasaki recommended fix is to...
Forum: Equipment   06-09-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By cglennon
They all vibrate! Easy and cheap fix. ...

They all vibrate! Easy and cheap fix.


Purchased 4" of fuel line from the hardware or auto parts store
Cut a 3/4" piece of the fuel line
Unscrewed the tachometer gauge cup (single screw in...
Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   06-05-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By cglennon
Happened to me with the OEM filters. I switch to...

Happened to me with the OEM filters. I switch to Bosch 3323 (better oil drain back valve) and always prefill the filter before install (as outlined above). Never had the issue since (over 7 years...
Forum: New Member Introductions   05-23-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By cglennon
Where in Portland are you located. I'm in the...

Where in Portland are you located. I'm in the Pearl District. Weekend rider, usually Sunday's.
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   05-07-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By cglennon
Iridium spark plugs and/or K&N drop-in air filter...

Iridium spark plugs and/or K&N drop-in air filter replacement fixed mine. Not sure which one or both are needed since I did both upgrades at the same time. Problem went away immediately and now going...
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   04-19-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By cglennon
Hissing from a hot gas tank is normal and means...

Hissing from a hot gas tank is normal and means that the pressure relief portion of your gas cap vent is working properly. The hissing is the release of excess air pressure caused by expending fuel...
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   03-24-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By cglennon
Sounds like the throttle return cable is not...

Sounds like the throttle return cable is not connected, loose, or broken. I would start by checking the two cables that connect the handle bar throttle to the carbs.
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