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  1. mulumbo
    08-24-2015 10:26 AM - permalink
    Hey sfair,

    I haven't received a reply in a while and wanted to see if you were still monitoring this thread?
  2. AcePilot
    07-25-2015 03:02 PM - permalink
    I had a shop replace my front tire w/a new one I bought on the web. Was in the beginning of June. And, I took the wheel off, took it to them, brought it back w/the new tire mounted & reinstalled the wheel on my 900 Vulcan Custom. You can read my thread here: http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/4...ont-wheel.html. The new tire's a wee bit bigger than the original, but not by much.

    It sounds like bearings going bad, but I've replaced them...

    Any ideas??
  3. rodneyburch
    05-24-2015 10:00 PM - permalink
    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.
  4. rodneyburch
    05-19-2015 08:08 PM - permalink
    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.
  5. rodneyburch
    04-12-2015 09:05 PM - permalink
    No brother I don't have a meter and not sure how to use but have a electrician next door.
  6. sleddy
    02-19-2015 11:00 PM - permalink
    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.
  7. blackvulcanguy
    11-05-2014 12:21 PM - permalink
    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?
  8. redfish
    11-01-2014 01:28 PM - permalink
    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.
  9. filbs101
    10-29-2014 05:13 PM - permalink
    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!
  10. FlyNavy
    10-13-2014 03:31 PM - permalink
    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

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08:38 AM - MN-Rider mentioned sfair in post Carburator Problem
Hopefully sfair will see this and ch...
08:51 AM - rkx mentioned sfair in post high-pitched squeal when warm
...uld also agree with sfair that may be your cul...
12:38 AM - DoomCrewInc mentioned sfair in post high-pitched squeal when warm
...I'm leaning to what sfair asked. Sounds like i...
02:11 PM - fabster mentioned sfair in post 1500 classic popping problem please help
...gain, to be sure sfair, I am absolutely not...
12:14 PM - Romans5.8 mentioned sfair in post Volts not increasing with RPMs
sfair Any input? To my ...
09:06 AM - Romans5.8 mentioned sfair in post 2007 900 Custom, no electgrical power
...olves the issue. sfair will hopefully jump ...
12:02 PM - DoomCrewInc mentioned sfair in post Grinding sound in front wheel
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11:46 AM - Poncho Villa quoted sfair in post Why is the biker culture so divisive
NOW? I do not think so. No...
09:54 AM - sfair quoted Poncho Villa in post Why is the biker culture so divisive
tho now you'd be all the rage wit...
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01:17 PM - sfair quoted Poncho Villa in post Performance Quiet Exhaust.
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04:57 PM - retired quoted sfair in post Intermittent engine screech cold start
... time and attention sfair, 'preciated.
08:49 AM - sfair quoted MATTO in post Electrical Issue
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05:34 PM - Pagman quoted sfair in post Intermittent engine screech cold start
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07:39 PM - crazyprsn quoted sfair in post Engine idles fine, but when given throttle it bogs [carbs are clean]
Pull the plugs and check. ...
11:15 AM - rileyyh quoted sfair in post How should the throttle sound?
You could do the dip follo...
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04:15 PM - rileyyh quoted sfair in post How should the throttle sound?
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01:36 PM - rileyyh quoted sfair in post How should the throttle sound?
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