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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-22-2016, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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Riding at high altitude

So I was thinking about taking some time off work and going on a road trip. How do the Vulcan 800s take change in altitudes, I'm at 164' how high of an altitude can I go before the carb needs to be adjusted. Has any one ever had their carbs give them issues with change in altitude.
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I don't know about the 800's but my 500LTD took me to the top of Pikes Peak with a full travel load. I also did an In-State Colorado IronButt SS1000 entirely west of I-25 on it. Several mountain passes over 11,000'.

The thin air does make it down on power but it never faltered.
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I don't know about the 800's but my 500LTD took me to the top of Pikes Peak with a full travel load. I also did an In-State Colorado IronButt SS1000 entirely west of I-25 on it. Several mountain passes over 11,000'.

The thin air does make it down on power but it never faltered.

Ok cool thanks I'll give it a shot
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