2004 vulcan 500 carb problems.
Hello everyone! I have a 2004 vulcan 500 that I bought june of last year. About to be a year and I haven't been able to put 400 miles on it yet. I'm ready to ride it so heres the story...I had owned the bike about 2 weeks and the gas got low, i put it on reserve and went to the store and put gad in it. When I came back from paying for the gas there was gas everywhere under the bike. I found out that it was coming from the overflow tube, apparently there was trash in that tank, so me being mr fix it took the carbs off and cleaned them..(big mistake) the carbs were dirty but before i did that the bike was running fine, after I got through and put the carbs back on the bike was running very bad. Spitting and sputtering. (thats the best way I know to describe the sounds) anyway-I took it to the local kawasaki shop and they were going to rebuild the carbs for me. They called and said that the tank on that bike was off either a 750 or 800 vulcan they were not sure, but that I really needed to buy a new tank from them, and they said they went ahead and rebuilt my carbs the best they could but the carbs were to worn out to be fixed right, and I needed to buy new ones. I didnt have the $800 at the time and told them I couldnt. When I got the bike back it would run fine idling but when you gave it gas at first it would spit and sputter again but then do fine. The furtherest(spell check) i had drove it was about 2 miles. I decided to try it on a drive and went about 10 miles and that thing start spitting and sputtering so bad. Anyone have any ideas what would cause that? Anyone think that dealership was just trying to get money from me? I think that the carbs could be rebuild to run fine because it was running fine before i tried to play mr fix it. I just want to know what you all think? Please keep insults to a minimum, I already feel stupid for trying to fix it and making it worse-(ahah) any advice would be greatly appreciated