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I have 2009 vulcan classic..lost key tried wiring it wouldnt work also fuse box got ripped off ....how can I start my bike done alotcwiring I can get everything on but not fuel pump can directly but still no start ..I know li messed up but I cant not afforded a ignition I'm broke trying to get it running been stuck for 2 months now ....how can I get it to run till I can afford the right stuff please help any advice would be greatly appreciated thank yall for u time
 

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Sorry to hear that you're stuck. This forum is dedicated to the 750, which has completely different wiring, and doesn't even have a fuel pump, so there's not much we can do here to help you.
 

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Sounds like it has fuel injection, so the computer has to be wired just right for it to run. A lot of sensors have to all be happy, ...crank sensor, temperature and throttle, o2,...etc.

Look for the stock harness on eBay?
 

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Sounds like it has fuel injection, so the computer has to be wired just right for it to run. A lot of sensors have to all be happy, ...crank sensor, temperature and throttle, o2,...etc.

Look for the stock harness on eBay?
Yes, EFI is indeed a nightmare, and a very expensive and failure prone one, with a huge number of expensive parts that carbureted bikes not only don't need but run better without. Every single one of my six bikes is carbureted.
 

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I have 2009 vulcan classic..lost key tried wiring it wouldnt work also fuse box got ripped off ....how can I start my bike done alotcwiring I can get everything on but not fuel pump can directly but still no start ..I know li messed up but I cant not afforded a ignition I'm broke trying to get it running been stuck for 2 months now ....how can I get it to run till I can afford the right stuff please help any advice would be greatly appreciated thank yall for u time
Try a forum dedicated to the newer Vulcans. This one is dedicated to the 700/750 and you will get a better response from a forum more dedicated to your bike

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Yes, EFI is indeed a nightmare, and a very expensive and failure prone one, with a huge number of expensive parts that carbureted bikes not only don't need but run better without. Every single one of my six bikes is carbureted.
It's not a nightmare if you take the time to learn, I saw that writing on the wall almost 40 years ago and got busy.

EFI makes more power and has better fuel efficiency, I don't see how that's worse than a carb.
 

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It's not a nightmare if you take the time to learn, I saw that writing on the wall almost 40 years ago and got busy.

EFI makes more power and has better fuel efficiency, I don't see how that's worse than a carb.
This is coming from a man who removes a throttle cable in the name of safety yet says it's ok to ride around without bolting on your seat. Remember the source, Spockster.

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This is coming from a man who removes a throttle cable in the name of safety yet says it's ok to ride around without bolting on your seat. Remember the source, Spockster.

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I'm considering the earshave a safety upgrade, it keeps me from running 150.
 

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The extended backrest holds the seat in place just fine. A carburetor can be tuned to work a lot better than any EFI setup. A single cable throttle has less drag and one less cable to fail. I have found that a single front disc and the drum rear to be a perfect braking setup for the Vulcan 750. It has been tested without problems for over 100K miles. There are things I won't do. Tow a trailer with a motorcycle. Might work fine until you get into a sticky situation where you need to stop fast or take evasive action. Then you are screwed but good Using car tires on the back of a motorcycle has been proven safe over hundreds of millions of miles, but I still won't do it.

An EFI system has about 5 times as many parts as a carburetor setup, which consists of a carburetor and a petcock. And all those extra parts are computerized electronics which are very expensive, prone to failure, and extremely difficult to work on. And they serve no purpose. Carburetors have been proven over 120 years. A guy on another forum just had the fuel pump fail on his Yamaha Zuma 125 scooter. A new one costs $523. And that is on a tiny little run around town scooter. Add up the cost of the fuel pump, throttle body, ECU, 8 sensors, and several other small parts. It comes to over $2000 And for what? Why does something need to be that complicated and expensive and difficult to work on?? On my 1979 Vespa carbureted 2 stroke manual shift, manual clutch scooter, you can replace the entire engine/transmission for half that. A new Vespa carburetor costs $150. And it runs perfectly. The more complicated something is, the more there is to go wrong, and the more it is going to cost. But modern bikes (as well as cars) were never meant to be fixed. They are disposable. When one breaks down, recycle it and buy another new one. No thanks.
 

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When it breaks down, you break out the tools and fix it.

Stopping quick is what ABS does best.
In the name of safety, let's remove one front brake caliper. Yup. Sounds like a great idea. What could possibly go wrong...

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In all reality technology is going to progress regardless of whether you like it or not, you can embrace change or condemn it, but it’s gonna happen. You’re entitled to like “the way things were” but implying that the entire automotive industry is wrong by adopting new technology and a sole opinion is correct is laughable.
Another thing that is worth mentioning is most folks don’t really want to work on their vehicles, They want them to run and be dependable. I’m a technical guy by nature and I like to know how things work but I’d much rather prefer that my truck, car and bike just run and I don’t have to touch them. The avg driver/rider doesn’t care how “complex” their vehicle is to fix, in their minds that’s the mechanic’s problem if it even crosses their minds at all.
My only hope is no one really listens to the “anti-safety” suggestions and ends up having a “fooked up” day because of it.
 
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