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Overheating going up hills????

Daniel Couture
06-12-2017, 02:52 PM
I have a 1996 Vulcan vn1500d classic and for some reason when I am going up long hills it seems to overheat and run like **** before I get to the top.. Why is this happening??? Could it be the carb not adjusted right? I think it is running way too rich because I noticed a power loss after having the carburetor rebuilt and you can smell the exhaust at an idol. Anyone have any ideas as to what it could be???:sad:

06-12-2017, 06:28 PM
1. How many miles on it?
2. How long have you owned?
3. Why did you have the carb rebuilt and who did it?

06-12-2017, 09:14 PM
Maybe flush cooling system. Also adjust the idle mixture screws.

07-22-2017, 08:25 AM
When you're "overheating", is the light in the dash coming on? Is it blowing coolant out of the overflow? Boiling? Or, is this a matter of it "feeling hot" and then running poorly by time you get up the hill, and no boiling/puking/etc?