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Sep 12th 2018, 04:40 PM   #46
 Chrishil54's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  2009 V-Star 1100 Custom
Originally Posted by Pavement Tested
Out of curiosity, what was wrong with it?

I don't run a bike shop but have acquired enough tools that there isn't much I can't do to a bike short of ECU controlled stuff and specialized shit on Ducs or Beemers.
Cam timing was off
Carbs were out of synch

The carbs issue was magnified by the cam timing being off.
Sep 12th 2018, 04:42 PM   #47
 Chrishil54's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  2009 V-Star 1100 Custom
Originally Posted by oldmanriver
It would benefit you to learn to do things on your bike, if you are going to keep riding. Most of it is pretty straight forward. It also helps if you are out somewhere, and break down, to be able to fix, or mcGiver it.
I can do most things to get it up and going but some things like cam timing and carb sync without the tools are things I don't want to tackle.
Sep 13th 2018, 05:44 PM   #48
 Sentinel's Avatar
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2013 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Harlequin
i remember my 1979 rd400 daytona. it had two carbs I used to "synch" by putting my hands behind the exhaust outlet and turning the jet screws until, at idle, they felt like they were both putting out about the same amount of hot air.

whatever dude. it did hella power-wheelies that way.

Edited by Sentinel on Sep 13th 2018 at 05:48 PM
Sep 22nd 2018, 03:32 PM   #49
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  Jan 2018
  Spanaway, WA

  2014 Honda CB1100, 2014 Suzuki GSXr
My 2007 Vulcan 500EN, I didn't even notice I had a passenger (it has a sissy bar), Plenty of get-up-and-go, and it was cheap as hell.

That said, we're both under 200 pounds (she weighs like 105 soaking wet, and I'm like 180)... so if you weigh more than that, it didn't like me loading too heavy into the saddlebags.

Might look for an old Vulcan 900. They require a little love, but I really regret getting rid of that bike.

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