Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Gastonia, NC, west of Charlotte.
Your 500 Maintenance Experiences
I am eager to know about your maintenance experiences with the Vulcan 500
over the long run....I note some 500 riders on the forum have very high mileage on their bikes..I see many comments about the durability of the engine..Of course we all need tires periodically, and now and then plugs, and the usual stuff....But what about other stuff as well, including valve adjustments, chain/sprocket replacements, fuel system maintenance, clutch replacement, front/rear brakes, wheel bearings, overhaul, etc? ...I am no mechanic so the items I listed are by no means complete...
If you could give the year and current mileage of your 500 and some of the details of your maintenance over time, including the approximate mileage when you installed the new "whatchamacallit", that is what I am looking for.....Additional info sought as well might include the brand name, even item number of your replacment part.
As for me, my 500 bike is a 2001 and only has 6500 miles on it and it was apparently neglected and the fuel system was all messed up along with other hiccups, (as detailed in a thread entitled "My New-to-Me 500" or some such wordiing)....cost me $1250 (including new tires) to get it in good running order....I'd like to keep it "forever" and am curious to know about your experiences with repairs and maintenance...
However, please let's not get into an "oil fight" as there are plenty of threads in this and other forums where that is the special of the day...
Thanks for anything you may have to contribute..
2001 500 Vulcan
1994 Honda Magna V4