Here is what it looks like.
Biggest single source of this type of problem is battery (age, condition, terminals loose or corroded)I was about half way in to my commute yesterday morning. On a down hill I took my hand off the throttle for a second and when I got back on it it bogged down and lost power and shut off. It sounds like it wants to start just want kick over. I pulled the air filter off and noticed that the the large hose fitting on the back of the air box is melted. Not sure if it's related. Also not sure if the hose was disconnected before I pulled the air box forward. Here are some pictures. Any ideas? Bike has been running really well up until now.
Many, many folk think their battery is good and it isnt. the only true way is to test the voltage while the engine is cranking. If there is less than 10.5 volts at the battery terminals while the engine is cranking, the vulcan engines will not start.Battery is in good shape and I had about 30 miles to go before I usually fill up. Since I am still riding almost daily the fuel was at the most a couple days old. I feel like it's fuel related just don't know what.
the vulcans have an anti hot wire circuit built into the wiring. If at any time the voltage drops below 10.5 the engine wont fire.Well, it very well may be the battery. I left the key on last night like a dumb A and now I get fault reading on my charger. So if I understand what you are saying if my battery was dying on my ride that little bit that I was off the throttle was enough to kill the engine?
Its one of those "good idea" things that are actually a pain in the arse.Sunnybob, I didn't know that about the battery! Good info. Miketphoto, let us know what you find out.