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  1. Bike Won't Stay Running

    Carbs and Fuel System
    Hello all, so yesterday I was riding home from work when I stopped to fill up on gas. When I got back on the bike to start it ,it wouldn't start. The starter was spinning just like normal, the voltage on the battery was good, petcock was in the on position. I couldn't seem to get it started...
  2. WON'T IDLE WHEN COLD

    VN750 General Discussion
    Hi Guys, Forgive me for this but this question is infact about a Vulcan 800 (uk model) when the bike starts from cold it pops and bangs until its warmed up then its ok, it does have an after market air filter on it but its has had new jets as well (or so I am told) anyone got any ideas what it...
  3. Help hooking up carbs?

    Carbs and Fuel System
    Like a dingus I took my carbs off my 89 750 to clean them without taking any pictures or anything.. I looked in past posts and I found a few but nothing with pictures... Hoping someone can help me identify where all my lines should be hooked up.. http://imgur.com/63TUpNw...
  4. 3rd time's not the charm but the charge

    Carbs and Fuel System
    So I hadn't been able to ride for awhile due to broken turn signals, after replacing them I went out to work and noticed that the bike started sputtering in fifth gear. So I pulled the carbs ( what an adventure the first time!) and cleaned the main jets. Re-installed and same thing so they came...
  5. CARB LEAK

    Carbs and Fuel System
    Hi Guys, I have a Vulcan 750, for a long time I have had a problem with the carbs leaking I have had them stripped clean (ultrasonically) and rebuild with new floats, gaskets, seals ect but still it leaks fuel, as I am not a specialist in carbs I have passed them to a guy I know and he has said...
  6. 03' Vulcan 750... No Idle without choke.

    Carbs and Fuel System
    I bought a 2003 Vulcan 750. The bike had set for an unknown amount of time with gas in it. (the guy said 24 months.. but the tags expired in 2009) I got the bike home shot some brake cleaner up in the carbs and it started right up. I took and emptied the gas tank. put half a bottle of Seafoam...
  7. 2 issues 1 bike

    VN750 General Discussion
    Hello fella's, I will get straight to the point. I have gas in the oil. I ran the bike and it poured out of the intake. My first thought is floats stuck? I have both carbs cleaning as I type. They needed to be cleaned anyways. Anyone have any ideas what else can cause that problem? Head gasket...
  8. 1999 VN750 used... help.?

    VN750 General Discussion
    Okay so I picked up my vn750 3-4 days ago from a guy about 100 miles away from where I live. Went and got it, drove it home, rode fine. The last 4 days the engine has been "cutting out".. I'll be driving it and all the sudden it will start to lose power. Depending on how badly at the time it is...
  9. Removing and cleaning carb

    Carbs and Fuel System
    So i need to remove and clean the carb on my 1998 vn750. Doe's anyone have any videos that would show me how to do this step by step. Or can anyone explain it to me. From actually removing it from the bike to cleaning it. I want her to run strong for me again ;)
  10. Carburetor compatibility?

    Carbs and Fuel System
    It looks like my bike needs a new carburetor, so I am out searching for one and would like to know what my options are. I have a 2001 vn750 and would like to know what other year carbs would be compatible with mine. If someone has a list, it would be highly appreciated. Thanks.
  11. throttle bog and coughing

    Carbs and Fuel System
    Okay, I am a bit of a newb but this site has been my resource. I have been able to find answers to almost any issue I have had with my vulcan here. I bought a 94 a few months ago and it has ran great until recently. It seemed that all of a sudden I had top end sputtering when I gave it a lot of...
  12. Carbs Flooding Engine,

    Carbs and Fuel System
    Hi, Just putting my vulcan 750 together & getting it running, it seems now that the carbs are constantly flooding resulting in fuel spilling down the engine, also it looks like the carbs are flooding the cylinders because there was an almighty bang from the head, I thought a piston had hit...
  13. Reminder to check the simplest thing first

    Carbs and Fuel System
    Just a friendly tale for those who are lost diagnosing problems. Learn from me! So I had a problem with my front cylinder not firing. It wasn't spark or air so I took apart the carbs. They were sparkling clean sans 2 tiny bugs that got into the front float chamber and carb bowl. With carbs...
  14. My Carb Rebuild.....The Good, The Bad.....and the ugly.

    Carbs and Fuel System
    Well after much reading and watching. I pulled the carbs. I have seafoamed and fiddled with these carbs for 3 weeks now. They were somewhat of a pain to pull, but man it feels good to get them off. Im sure I will say lots of bad words trying to get them back in. Watched both carb vids, what a...
  15. New Guy, Ear Shave wont start now.

    New Member Introductions
    So I bought my 2000 V750 back about three weeks ago (have not had a chance to ride it yet) I changed the oil and was a milky brown color. So I replaced the water pump gasket and that seems to have fixed that issue. My second problem is that I cleaned the carbs while doing this I decided to do an...
  16. Popping, RPM's drop slow, lack of power

    Carbs and Fuel System
    This bike has been coastered for years and ran great. Then life got in the way and the poor thing sat in a garage for many months. Had some seafoam in there but failed to run it as often as I should have. Long story short I just got done cleaning and re-installing the carbs. She now runs well...
  17. Vibration and running issues with bike???

    VN750 General Discussion
    So I just had my engine torn apart and put back together and now I have some issues I cant figure out. (rebuild was for a broken shift linkage) I reinstalled the engine, added cobra exhaust, pod filters on carbs, rejetted, and coastered the bike. It took some work but I can start the bike and it...
  18. SeaFoam

    VN750 General Discussion
    Sea Foam, does it work? Absolutley! My father in law's honda rebel sat for 4yrs never started or moved:hitanykey. took the fuel line off the petcock, using a funnel ran seafoam straight into carbs and cranked the bike...it took about 5 mins of trying (keep in mind you have to keep blipping the...
  19. Read many carb post but have not seen this!!!

    Carbs and Fuel System
    I have a 1986, it has been running fine until I let is sit for about 3 weeks due to weather. Started it and got gas/oil out of the ear. Pulled the plugs and sure enough the front cylinder plugs were fouled, I know that its usually a stuck float. So like any good forum lurker I came here to...
  20. What's the best way to clean & rebuild carbs?

    Carbs and Fuel System
    So my bike sat for almost 2 years. It fired up, but fuel was pouring out the carb overflow/vent line into the right ear. Thinking it was a stuck float, I tried all the tricks on these forums, but I eventually had to pull the carbs and want to do a full cleaning and rebuild. Besides the...
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