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VN 800

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Hi, since a 6 months I bought a second-hand VN800 classic 1997 bike.
It's a very nice and handsome machine.

But I have two questions:

1) I don't have a user manual. Is it possible to find it on the web?

2) I have to choke even in summer to start ,and choke is needed for at least 2 or 3 km. This makes the bike a thirsty one.
For a Harley this seems normal but a Vulcan looks only like a Harley and uses modern technology, so I wonder if maybe something is wrong.
Once the motor is warm, it runs smootly New sparkplugs didn't solve the problem.

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I have to use the choke when I start mine up, even when it's warm. I usually start it and let it run while I get my gear on. By then I can tell from listening to it that it's warmed up, and I close the choke when I take off. I'm getting nearly 55mpg, so I don't think the warm up with choke is consuming all that much fuel.

Sorry for my ignorance, but what is sea foam? I did a Google search on it, but I couldn't find anything. Where do you get it?
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