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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-02-2012, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Vulcan 1700 Engine & Tranny job

Assuming it might be of some use to the Vulcan 1700 riders here, I wanted to put in a link to the process I went through installing the 2011 transmission into my 2010 Voyager. I also cut the heads .025" to raise compression to the factory specification of 9.5:1 and, while I was at it, I ported the heads. The result worked out great. The tranny is quieter and it now has the OOMPH! that a 1700cc V-twin motorcycle should. Rather than cut and paste it all, here's the link:
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-02-2012, 10:27 PM
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You mentioned in post number 89 about the left and right side intake runners being different sizes. This is sometimes a strategy that is utilized to promote combustion chamber intake swirl.
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Pretty impressive work! I hope I never have to get that far into the engine, but I also wish that if I did, I had your skills. Nice work. I've learned to live with the clunky shifting on my 09 VV, but I really like what you did. It is good to know the technical info you posted about things like the cam chain tensioners, etc. Gives me a little peace of mind about my engine.

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Pretty impressive work! I hope I never have to get that far into the engine, but I also wish that if I did, I had your skills. Nice work. I've learned to live with the clunky shifting on my 09 VV, but I really like what you did. It is good to know the technical info you posted about things like the cam chain tensioners, etc. Gives me a little peace of mind about my engine.
There are lots of good wrenches out there, Dave. I just thought that the info might be of help to any one of them that might find himself inside the 1700. Besides wanting to quiet down my transmission and bump the OOMPH! a bit, I like doing engine work and the Vulcan 1700 is a new one that I wanted to get to know.
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