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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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Phil.... thanks for info that sounds exactly where im needing more fuel just from a quick test ride.

Comanche.... checked plugs after quick ride and it already looked better then where it was before, a little more tan then before. Gonna turn it out today to 2.5 and see how that goes.

Still cannot believe what a difference this has made. Bike has dual straight pipes and when I knelt down to do the straps on my bags the base from the pipes was so good i felt it in my chest, no bs. Gonna start lookin into checking my valve clearance. Have you guys done it? How hard is it to do? Might even look into cams for next year, pretty impressed by the bike now.
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Phil.... thanks for info that sounds exactly where im needing more fuel just from a quick test ride.

Comanche.... checked plugs after quick ride and it already looked better then where it was before, a little more tan then before. Gonna turn it out today to 2.5 and see how that goes.

Still cannot believe what a difference this has made. Bike has dual straight pipes and when I knelt down to do the straps on my bags the base from the pipes was so good i felt it in my chest, no bs. Gonna start lookin into checking my valve clearance. Have you guys done it? How hard is it to do? Might even look into cams for next year, pretty impressed by the bike now.
Valves and cams not hard to do specifically but every model and bike does have its own quirks. When you're ready for that just post up about the things you need help with and already know about because everyone on here is good about pitching in. This is probably the best site I've ever seen where people do actually help and give good advice. I've belonged to sites where people are always trying to find something wrong with what words others use as opposed to trying to help find out what is really wrong with a person's bike and help get it running again in top notch form. Let us know how you did with fine tuning your bike. I've seen best success on my bikes when I find the ideal settings by going just slightly past, backing down slightly past and then back up to the sweet spot because every bike has different internal wear and mechanical variables that affect its performance.

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You ain't kidding. I have seen you all over this forum. I think you may need to check your self into "PA" postaholics anonymous.

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Yeah Comanche this site is definately a pretty good one. Ive had nothing but good experiences on here. Didint get a chance to work on her today, spent all day workin on the boat lol. Gonna try to get to it tomorrow. When Im ready for cams I will definately post for help on here everyone helps out great.
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You ain't kidding. I have seen you all over this forum. I think you may need to check your self into "PA" postaholics anonymous.
Haha! Just trying to help others out if I can since everyone else on here is good about helping out too including me when I need it. That TC comment is just for funning purposes only so people can get a laugh and not take things personal. It's easy to take written words out of context since the voice is unheard when conveying them thus the need for that qualifier. You once helped me too SWVA and if I'm not mistaken one of the first along with Romans and SFair. Take care and ride safe.

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Haha! Just trying to help others out if I can since everyone else on here is good about helping out too including me when I need it. That TC comment is just for funning purposes only so people can get a laugh and not take things personal. It's easy to take written words out of context since the voice is unheard when conveying them thus the need for that qualifier. You once helped me too SWVA and if I'm not mistaken one of the first along with Romans and SFair. Take care and ride safe.
I just had to point it out because it almost made me chuckle when I read it. I actually read it twice to make sure I read it right the first time.

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Gonna start lookin into checking my valve clearance. Have you guys done it? How hard is it to do? Might even look into cams for next year, pretty impressed by the bike now.
When you're ready to check the valves, check this thread for some info:

http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/s...336#post266336

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I just had to point it out because it almost made me chuckle when I read it. I actually read it twice to make sure I read it right the first time.
Aww shoot. Almost making people laugh? That just won't do. In that case I better rephrase my sig tag to:

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