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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-04-2017, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Seems to rev hi

Not familiar with these bike too much. Seems at 45 to 50 in 5th gear is a high rpm. No tach so unsure. To the point riding buddies are telling me to shift up (granted the are riding full size HD) Notice as well that when I throttle heavy it pops and farts. Have not gone on HWY as new to the street. Any ideas or suggestions would be awesome or if it is just the bike. It's a 95 vulcan 800

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Mine is also from '95 and as far as I remember the rear gear ratio allows this high rpm. Stock, the bike has 16T front and 46T on the rear sprocket.
I have changed to 18T front and 42T rear. There are many variants of aftermarket sprockets on the market, depends on each preferences.
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Ok thank you, so it's me and not the bike. I'm going to change the plugs as well. May help with when throttling heavy the popping stops
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Ok thank you, so it's me and not the bike. I'm going to change the plugs as well. May help with when throttling heavy the popping stops
Just change the sprockets and you will be fine.
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Any recommendations where to purchase. Guessing should change chain as well while it's out. Using the 18t and 42t would it still be factory length and pitch chain? Thanks again for your help

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You can just use google to search, or ebay, or you can go to your local dealer.
https://www.ebay.com/sch/Motorcycle-...2611453/i.html

If change sprockets, you should change also the chain. Don't remember if the same length, but if you buy a new chain, it will be long enough to cover any extra length.

There are many discussions on the forum regarding the sprockets variants.

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When you say it 'pops and farts" do you mean its popping back through the intake? This is a sign its running too lean. Does it have any mods such as modified or after market intake, air filter? Are the exhaust pipes stock/quiet? As for the high revving, as long as the clutch is not slipping, this is normal for these bikes, they red line at I think 9200 rpm, hit the rev limiter. Compared to large V-twins they do rev higher.
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Threw the exhaust it pops but only at heavy trottle. I have changed the plugs Recently but because of work and rain havnt gone for a ride. Wife took it out and said runs well. Only after market I know of is the pipes.

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Threw the exhaust it pops but only at heavy trottle. I have changed the plugs Recently but because of work and rain havnt gone for a ride. Wife took it out and said runs well. Only after market I know of is the pipes.
The OEM pipes hide decel popping very well. It's normal to hear with aftermarket pipes. Using a fuel controller or getting the ECU reprogrammed by Ivan will minimize the effect.
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You have no ECU, so don't worry about sending that to Ivan, and you have a carb, so can't use a fuel controller either.

Here's a link to Russian Wolf's modification pages, for a wealth of excellent information about the 800... The Wolf's Bike Shop; just how far do you trust me?
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