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No more riding this year...:(
Found my spark issue, fixed the wires, but still intermittant...took of the cover to expose the coils...2.5 quarts drained out with gas in it....needless to say, need to change out oil and filter, but now I can at least see the level window, lol...apparently, on my front carb, float is/was stuck, and when the rear ran, the front was dumping gas into my crank....luckily I caught this before too long, and hopefully no seal/bearing ills...Im just ticked off because its supposed to be high 6's here this week and really hoped to get down to my Mom's...
Gonna change out oil, clean the carbs (et al), run it a week, then change oil and filter again....sadly though, means I wont be putting anythinfg else on the bike this year, unless a trade.
BTW...any ideas of how to clean the coils/electrics from oil ?...I thought mebbe ether....but Im walking around in a daze now....FTW...
 

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BTW...any ideas of how to clean the coils/electrics from oil ?...I thought mebbe ether....but Im walking around in a daze now....FTW...

I have used (Walmart special) regular brake spray cleaner... cover/avoid your shiny/waxed tins.
 

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Not sure what you are talking about as far as the coils go. There is no oil around the coils, other than the stator, which is designed to run in oil.

Gas in the oil shouldn't hurt anything unless there was an awful lot of it, and you put a heavy load on the engine. If it was only running on one cylinder, I doubt that was possible. Unfortunately one of the design flaws with the Vulcan 750 carbs is that they will dump gas into the engine if a float sticks or a needle valve does not seal and the fuel level in the float bowl gets too high. On 4 of my remaining bikes, and my recently sold Ninja 500, this was not possible, because an overflow tube (basically like the standpipe on the petcock) connected to the float bowl allows fuel to run out the drains before it goes into the engine. Liquid gas in a cylinder can be far worse than getting gas in the oil. It can cause hydrolock, which usually does considerable damage to the engine.
 

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bummer wolfie. been one thing after another for you, but then the girl was neglected and abused before you got her. I'm not following about the 2.5 qts either. i think if you clean everything with the electrical cleaner, fix your carb issue and put in fresh oil you should be able to ride a lil more. that cleaner evaps really quickly and should dry everything. plus you don't have an pita box (air box) to contend with so the carbs shouldn't be too haneous... good luck mun.:(
 

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Wow Wolfie, did someone put a vodoo hex on your bike without your knowledge:)
Just kidding bro.
Those little float needle valves in the carbs are touchy. I had purchased 3 new valves to stop one of my carbs from dumping all that fuel into the crankcase. I finally installed the 3rd new needle valve and it cured my problems. I learned to shut off the petcock every time i got off the bike, but im use to doing that from my early ( aka ta '60's) days of bike ownership. A bad fuel bowl float will cause the same problems. Get your blood pressure back to normal and approach the repairs as a challenge and conquer it!
 

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...breathe, breathe...no trigger yet...

...whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

...been a helluva long day fer me......damned thing was runnin so great, got over 100 mi on it before it gave me chicken crap....
No biggie...borrowed a cuppla bucks for a cigar and a $5 bottle of vodka, and since was 66 deg here today, got into my outside tub and soaked fer an hour with my AK at my side....lol....siiiiigh....

I have used (Walmart special) regular brake spray cleaner... cover/avoid your shiny/waxed tins.
Would be like "Brakeclean" I imagine and wrecks havoc on any plastics. Need a gentiler cleaner.

There is no oil around the coils, other than the stator, which is designed to run in oil.
Unless crankase is overfilled as Ive stated.

unless there was an awful lot of it, and you put a heavy load on the engine
ANY gas in the crankase is bad, my friend, as it removes lubricants from many vital parts. I know this from my hot rodder days in the 70's...

Luckily I think I caught it quick enough, and just need to do the carb fix now (and oil change)....but before this, I couldnt see the oil level in the sightglass...NOW I CAN ! The gas cleaned off my sightglass !!!...lololool...

I got Contact Cleaner from when my uncs worked for RCA and NASA...was my first guess, thanks bro...

Wow Wolfie, did someone put a vodoo hex on your bike without your knowledge
Just kidding bro.
bummer wolfie. been one thing after another for you
...well...you guys may laugh...but Im a Pagan...its what all my ancesstors were...and I believe in curses and such....44 yrs ago, a Czech witch placed a curse on my dad and all males after....my dad died 2 years later, and my life's been hell since...I could fix it, by well...you wouldnt be interested....but ya, my life's been cursed...seriously....
Sokay though...this MF dont give up...never have never will...stubborn cuss I am. I'll get this japper Scoot runnin yet....I got a dead 68' 441 BSA Victor to run like a top and made a bobber outta it (before they called em that), I can fix this whoore of a bike to sing again....

Hey brothers........thanks all fer yer help...if not for the moral support alone...sometimes thats even more important in my case....especially since I been giving up a lot lately... (ie...FTW)....it just sucks....first bike in 27 years, all was fine and now "bend over Wolfie"...ya know ?.....if it wasnt for you guys, I wouldda called my Angel buddies to come and trash this thing....thanks guys...*big hugs*....and I frickin mean it....
 

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Wolfie is a VN750 ridder, he'll just flip the dust of his leather jacket again and then all you'll see behind him is dust again,,, Varooomm.... off on his merry way again :)
 

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Yeah when they go, they GO... but when they **** the bed, we say where'd my money go? LOL. Sorry, I'm spent and must sleep now. G'night forum.... :zzz:
 

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well...you guys may laugh...but Im a Pagan...its what all my ancesstors were...and I believe in curses and such....44 yrs ago, a Czech witch placed a curse on my dad and all males after....my dad died 2 years later, and my life's been hell since...I could fix it, by well...you wouldnt be interested....but ya, my life's been cursed...seriously....
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I dated a girl that practiced white wiccan back when I was a pup. We were only like 18 but she was really serious about it. She included me in a couple rituals that were pretty cool (drinking the moon, the "wind" ritual, etc.) but I had to draw the line eventually. Man, that girl was fun, gorgeous too. Yo, her name was Wendy. How funny is that, "Wendy the Witch." Hmmm, I wonder what she's up to these days. Are witches on Facebook? LOL!!!
 

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My '02 has a vacuum petcock, so did my '93, I thought they all did. In 150,000 miles I have never had problems with the float needle valves, but I did have a float problem in the rear carb on the '93, shortly after I bought it new. I pulled the carbs, and found the float had a piece of flashing from the mold sticking out on one side, barely touching the side of the float bowl. Sometimes the float would hang up, sometimes it wouldn't. I traced it to the rear carb before removing them. I'm glad that vacuum petcock is there, I rarely ever turn a manual petcock off, but then my bikes with manual petcocks have carbs that cannot overflow into the engine anyway, though the could dump an entire tank of gas out on the ground.

BTW, still don't get it. What coils are you talking about?
 

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I have the older petcock on mine with the prime spot on it. Doesn't have an off spot. I wonder if that's why they did away with that option and just filled in that channel to make an emergency off position. Probably the cheapest way to remedy it. There's probably a law mandating all bikes must have a fuel shut off.:blah: pay no mind, just thinkin' out loud again...
 

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weeeeel...

Are witches on Facebook?
Wouldnt know...Im a Slavic Pagan priest and dont use facebook, but ya, Ive met a lotta hot Wiccan chicks over the years....

Wolfie is a VN750 ridder, he'll just flip the dust of his leather jacket again and then all you'll see behind him is dust again
Dang straight brother !...except its a VN700, lol...the oldest of the old...but I aint gonna give up...heck no...

My '02 has a vacuum petcock, so did my '93
...yup, mine too..its an 85 w/o shutoff (prime setting like Dave's)...wonder if one with an off would work...thats what Im used to...and just btw, I tested the petcock again, and get no in/out...I used to get air when blowing in, flow when causing vaccuum...
but seems to be only one carb/cyl with issues...so tells me prolly carb/float/needle...right ?

But I changed out the oil yesterday, flushed the filter with Marvel M (too new to replace), cleaned the induction coils with TV Tuner Cleaner, slapped her back together and refilled crank (oh yeah, flushed crank too w/cheap oil)...fired right up and ran well (cleaned the front carb as to Knife's sugg from another thread)...after about 2 minutes, started to act funky (front still firing) but getting some smoke from front exhaust...hoping was just residuals for all the gas/oil that went into the pipe...was too cold to do anything today, but tomorrow better...will check front plug first, then mebbe remove front exhaust and stick it vertical overnight to drain anything....
This just really sucks...noticed too when looking at carbs, the left (front) rubber boot isnt "all the way" on the carb....gonna need to remedy that as well...I think when reinstalling the carbs, it must have slipped outta alignment a bit.....tomorrow....bedtime for Wolfie now....almost 6pm and been dark for an hour...
 
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