Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Year/Make/Model: 2001 Vulcan 800 Classic
I'm pretty new, so take it with a grain of salt, but I think I can safely back up sfair here.
I've owned my bike (2001 800 classic) for about 3-4 years now. It's been in the shop 1 time, back when I got it, for a coolant leak. I never take it in to get anything checked on it, but I may well start after what happened a few weeks ago.
Initially diagnosing a problem that I was having as a fuel system issue, I started taking her apart. When I started gently but firmly pulling the hose off of the petcock, it tore off. Had to go buy a new fuel hose.
Now, that 1 hose was cheap, but you better believe that I'm checking every hose on the bike now...
I bet if I had her looked at more often, this wouldn't have happened.
Best of luck to you!
2001 Vulcan 800 Classic