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by pappy1118
Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Other Modifications & Upgrades
Topic: Anyone ever try to add color to white decals on a helmet?
Replies: 1
Views: 1046

Anyone ever try to add color to white decals on a helmet?

I have a black helmet that I love and it came with white decals that cover most of it. I want to color them but don't want to touch the black or spray anything? any suggestions?
by pappy1118
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:10 am
Forum: Engine - Exhaust - Cooling
Topic: Back fire from pipes
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: Back fire from pipes

When accelerating. popping sound and lose of power. I have a small leak in pipe. Gonna try and patch it. Have carb off now and going to clean that. maybe timing?
by pappy1118
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Engine - Exhaust - Cooling
Topic: Back fire from pipes
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Back fire from pipes

just started. Only had the bike a few months and dont ride it much but it didnt happen till a week ago. carb prob?
by pappy1118
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Wheels - Suspension & Brakes
Topic: Front fork travel
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Re: Front fork travel

thanks for responding. How do you check fork oil level? I think I will first try to mask off the badges.
by pappy1118
Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Wheels - Suspension & Brakes
Topic: Front fork travel
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Front fork travel

Anyone know how far the travel is on the front fork while just pushing down on it (2008) . It looks to me that it is going down too far and a little too easy. Have not been able to ride this bike yet. Got it home 2 weeks ago and have been painting Fenders and covers. Just took tank off today. btw, s...
by pappy1118
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting
Topic: Got the new 500 home and...
Replies: 2
Views: 1253

Got the new 500 home and...

This was fun. Got my new (08) 500 home on the trailer. Strapped down well, no movement. I used ratchet straps. Let loose the first back strap, no prob. 2nd back, no prob. Moved to the front. Hmmmm, my first time moving a bike. Put kickstand back down and released strap on that side...WRONG! Bike was...
by pappy1118
Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Carbs & Fuel System
Topic: Fuel is leaking from my carb.
Replies: 3
Views: 1295

Fuel is leaking from my carb.

A few days ago I started to get my bike (07 vulcan 500) ready to ride. I have had the cover off from over the bike a few times to install some goodies during the winter. This was the first time I attempted to start it since Oct. of 2013. It took a bit but started up and I let it run for a few minute...
by pappy1118
Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many miles do you put on your 500?
Replies: 15
Views: 4448

Re: How many miles do you put on your 500?

Last year I put a little over 4k on it. Looking daily at the weather reports. SPRING? YOU OUT THERE?
Tim
by pappy1118
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another 500 in the family
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Another 500 in the family

Just got my daughter a 2008 Vulcan 500. Mine is a 07. Looks much like mine but where my frame is gloss black hers is flat black. It is still waiting to come home in the previous owners garage till it warms a little more. maybe in next month (March). I already bought new oil and filter for it. Have a...
by pappy1118
Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Other Modifications & Upgrades
Topic: radiator cover
Replies: 2
Views: 1016

radiator cover

Got a grill for my radiator. I don't see an obvious way to install.
:?
by pappy1118
Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Ride Reports & Meetups
Topic: any 500 riders in the metro detroit area?
Replies: 0
Views: 2104

any 500 riders in the metro detroit area?

Don't see any other vulcan 500s while riding around. was wondering if anyone is around. :?:
by pappy1118
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new pegs, brake and shift cover
Replies: 1
Views: 1292

new pegs, brake and shift cover

:) I want to update my pegs, add a break pedal cover and shift cover. Any suggestions?

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