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Thought it was time we had a topic thread for the boys on the Drifters.
Welcome guys, sorry we didn't do this earlier.
This Sticky is for specific questions, concerns and feedback pertaining to the the Vulcan 500, 750 and 800 Models.
This Sticky is for specific questions, concerns and feedback pertaining to the the Vulcan 1500, 1600 and 2000 Models.
This thread was created to consolidate and share information on this seemingly common issue. Please feel free to add any pertinant information, or pictures and schematics that may help other Vulcan riders find and repair these coolant leaks.
It seems apparant that many Vulcan cruisers have...
Just a reminder that this is happening in July.
We already started planning the BTK East Coast ride. Go to this thread for details.
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I was riding the other day with a group of 20 or so bikes. As we were coming off the expressway I went to downshift and my shifter just keep going down down down.
Turns out one of the bolts holding on the foot peg assembly had vibrated out and the other was loose so the hold thing was rotating...
Seriously thinking of a windshield for my 900 Custom. I'm looking at the Memphis Slim 15" with the trigger lock/quick release kit. Anyone have any suggestions or preferences? Im trying to stay with something small/short as to not mess with look of my bike just disperse some air!
I picked up a cheap tach from autozone designed for cars. Does anyone know if generic automotive tachs can operate on bikes? If so, which wire do I need to tap into for the signal?
I would like to try the Caddmann air mod using two 8 1/2 inch filters/covers on my carbed 1500. When I bought the bike last month, it already had the V&H 2 into 1 pro-pipe on it. I have not removed the carb to see what jets or needle setting they (dealer) used for that installation as of yet....
I have seen it mentioned in a couple of threads where people use Seamfoam fuel additive. Can anyone tell me if they run it in their bikes and why? If so, how much do you put in the tank. My 900 has a 5.3 gallon tank. Just curious on what the benefits may be before I spend 9.00 on a bottle.
I have a VN800 2004 with 13k miles. I need to replace the chain, but was wondering if I should replace the sprockets as well? I noticed from a number of posts that I should go with an X over an O ring chain? Any advice is appreciated. Ken
Has anyone mounted a Cobra tach to PhatRisers on a 900 Classic? I'm not sure if it will mount up with aftermarket risers or if it will can you still see the face of the guage ok. It looks like the face would be angled down a good bit with the PhatRisers. If anyone could provide pics with the...
I finally finished. No more mods for me...no way!!
I put these 3 1/2" RoadBurner Double Eagle pipes on today, and they sound better than I hoped. They're quiet enough to sneak out at night...at an idle it's a deep rumble...and they shake the rafters once you hit the throttle.
My father was following me the other day, on his VTX1300 (can't keep up!). I hammered on it a few times, and he said there was a noticeable amount of black smoke that came out, like it was overfueling fairly heavily. Not being able to see it myself, and not trusting my dad to ride the bike...
My Texas Hill Country Sunday ride:
Started out a very nice 71deg. Day Ė no wind. Hopped on my 1999 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic.
Took a nice 130 mile round trip from Bee Cave Tx (west of Austin) to Luckenbach, TX.
Awesome vistas, many tight hairpin turns, several cattle crossing areas, 3...
I have a Vulcan 900 with Cobra Slashdowns and the FI2000 Fuel Processor. My question is, tomorrow I am getting the Barons Big Air Kit installed, do I change my FI2000 settings back to Cobra Factory Settings of 4-2-2 to compensate for the increased air flow? Currently I have changed them to 2-1-1...
Started taking things apart tonight to clean out the carbs and install new throttle/clutch cables. When I removed the fuel line from the petcock I noticed that it drips while in the ON position . Figuring the tank has rust in it i opened the tank and got the flashlight out. What do you know,...
How did you attach them to the swing arm? I got how the rear most bracket would work but how would I attach it to the front most part of the swing arm under the seat area?
Today i finished cleaning out the carb and got it all back together (air fuel screw now at 2 3/8 out) but now it wont accept any throttle without stalling pretty much. I was running without the airbox on and noticed that the slide isnt moving at all and its backfiring out of the carb also on...
Needed a handlebar lift after mustang seat install.
19mm deep sockets from auto zone.9 bucks for 2.
2 3/4 inch lift.
That made it possible to adjust backrest back half way.
Seating position is perfect.
Questions for all of you 900 owners:
What is the brand of pipes that you think are the loudest?
Since uncle Sam's check is on the way I'm ready to jump in to the real deal. My debaffle are just not enough anymore and have been waiting for this moment for a while now.
I love the:...
Going to ride the Talimena in Oklahoma and Arkansas in about two weeks.
Are there any must see things close by? Other area roads worth riding? I will be in the area for about 4 days.
Close by to me is within 100 miles.
Do you really have to marble the exhaust? I know how to, I know what it is supposed to do, but other than the backfiring does it even have to be done if it doesn't bother you? Will the back firing hurt anything. I know in drag cars backfiring in the intake can blow them apart and...
I just bought a used Mean streak with brand new tires and just noticed the rear tire has a very small nail right in the center of the tire(not the side wall).Can motorcycle tires be plugged without any problems like cars can?Sure don't want to have to buy a new tire right away.
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