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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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If I understood well, my motor is dirty so I have to use the choke for long time and this makes my motor more dirty and so on...I shall try to ride without choke after a short warm up, even if it's running not smoothly. If this doesn't work, i'll try the method with the seafoam (or a special motorcleaner if I don't find any)
Thanks all for the help.
Greetings from a rainy Belgium (a small kingdom by the sea between France and Germany)
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