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  1. rodneyburch
    05-24-2015 10:00 PM
    Hey man got bike to shop fri. Mech. Grabed lever gave it a sqeeze said its internal, not the master cyl. He loaned me a trailer because i had to push it about a mile to him when clutch faded out.he said the cluth was installed wrong nut backed out. Missing tomorrows ride and shop that did the clutch is testing me passed were they or i want me.they said theyed get on it so i went and piddled for 2 hrs to give them time to fix.got back at 4 closed 1 hr early not open till tues.no call or return call.hope you and yours have a safe and great memorial ride.needed to vent without firearms,later.
  2. rodneyburch
    05-19-2015 08:08 PM
    hey brother you came to my aid last time i had a issue.so im back.i have a 03 1500 fi had clutch replaced about 1000miles back last week noticed a sluggish take off out of driveway.no more issues that day 250 round trip.today it was alot worse i had to fred flinstone it to get going,again after a couple min bike did fine.i went to two shops mikes and h&d's both shops/metric bashers only harlets welcome.1hr ride to closest kawi shop.do you think im out of ajustment i went to 10w 40 because its getting hot here on the gulf coast.id like to solve this with my own hands and you smarts.
  3. rodneyburch
    04-12-2015 09:05 PM
    No brother I don't have a meter and not sure how to use but have a electrician next door.
  4. sleddy
    02-19-2015 11:00 PM
    sfair, i just purchased an 06 900 and while iwas there at the buyers they jump started the bike and it ran until they disconnected the charger cords. i have replaced the battery with an agm battery that i trickle charged and tested it to good voltage and installed it. I have all the proper lights turning on and fuel pump primes when i turn the key however, when i hit the start button it just cycles the fuel pump. It doesnt even make an attempt to start. it does have a power commander on the bike i know those can go bad sometimes. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  5. blackvulcanguy
    11-05-2014 12:21 PM
    Hi I am not sure if all my replies get to you I might be posting to me.
    I did ask if the ac voltage indicates anything they were very low.
    Also I sent a big thank you to you.
    Also do I need to change gasket if I replace stater or is liquid gasket ok?
  6. redfish
    11-01-2014 01:28 PM
    Sfair, it burns me up to see you with over 7500 posts trying to help us with our bike problems and read a respondent's repeatedly incomplete, unresponsive and inconsiderate answers. Yet you keep on trying to get through to us numbskulls. Sometimes I don't know how you keep your cool.

    Kudos to you sir.
  7. filbs101
    10-29-2014 05:13 PM
    Hey Sfair. You seem to be a wealth of knowledge around here. I just bought an 01 Vulcan 1500 classic from a friends dad 59k miles. He told me the starter and relay were bad. When I hit the start button it just clicked. He stated that its a new battery, when I hooked my charger up to it it read 97%. I have since replaced both starter and the relay. I still only get a click when I hit the start button and there is some smoke coming off the relay. After replacing the relay and starter it clicked loudly, after a few tries the click died to almost nothing. Charger now shows battery at 27%. Could it be the battery? I am pretty handy but my knowledge is lacking. I plan to try and jump the bike with my atv battery when I get home from work. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  8. FlyNavy
    10-13-2014 03:31 PM
    Hi sfair - I got my multi-meter and did the first couple tests. Here is what I got.

    Battery charging test (DC volts across the battery):
    - Off: 13.25v
    - Warm Idle: 12.5v
    - High RPM: 14.44v

    Test 1 (AC volts on white regulator wires)
    A to B: 4.65v @ idle, 5.37v @ rpm
    B to C: 13.0v @ idle, 8v @rpm
    A to C: 16.0v @ idle, 11v @ rpm
    *According to the thead these are real low numbers. Does this tell you something?

    Test 2: Short to ground.
    - All resistance shows infinite.

    Test 3: Regulator Rectifier test/
    - All combinations show infinite. Why do you need to take the rectifier off the bike? I left mine on with the wire connector off. When I test all the pin connections on the rectifier, I get infinite an all. Yes the multi-meter records 0 when probes are touched.
    *According to your thread, this is not right. Not sure I'm doing this correctly.

    Did I do it right?
    Does this mean anything conclusive?

    Thanks for the help.
    Cheers, Jim
  9. shovelhead wolf
    10-07-2014 04:44 PM
    shovelhead wolf
    got a tester from a friend, getting good blue spark from all leads
  10. shovelhead wolf
    10-07-2014 04:25 AM
    shovelhead wolf
    sfair, been reading a lot of posts on spark issues. you tell all to get a spark tester tool, I will get one today and a good meter. will do spark test first, let you know on original post. thanks

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