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by dmsmith
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Carbs & Fuel System and Intake
Topic: fuel leaking into airbox
Replies: 4
Views: 1914

Re: fuel leaking into airbox

thanks for all the advice. I appreciate you taking the time to write all this out. Things are a little busy right now so not sure when I'll get to work on it. (fortunately I have a backup bike) But I'll let you know how things turn out. Thanks again, for both the advice here and the forum in general.
by dmsmith
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Carbs & Fuel System and Intake
Topic: fuel leaking into airbox
Replies: 4
Views: 1914

Re: fuel leaking into airbox

I took my year 2000 on a 1,000 mile road trip last weekend. Got back Tuesday night. Rode to work Wednesday. No problems. Got on Thursday morning to go to work and wouldn't start. Gas started coming out the air chamber behind the carbs. If there's a leak or needle problem wouldn't it run on the other...
by dmsmith
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Vulcan 500 Pictures
Topic: New Vulcan 500...
Replies: 4
Views: 3395

Re: New Vulcan 500...

Sorry about the wreck, and glad you're OK. Hope you and your dad have a lot of happy miles together.
Triangles helped me out big time too! Nice knowledgable guy!
by dmsmith
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Transmission - Rear End
Topic: Best size sprockets for highway riding
Replies: 16
Views: 12364

Re: Best size sprockets for highway riding

I went with the 17/40 a couple years ago on my 2000 LTD and love it. Almost all of my riding is on highways around 60-65 MPH. I don't feel I'm lacking power and mileage increased about 5-7 MPG (55-60 now).
by dmsmith
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Transmission - Rear End
Topic: transmission noise
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

Re: transmission noise

Good Morning. It won't let me PM due to being new to the site. Is it OK for me to send you my email address in a reply right here? I don't want to break any rules.
by dmsmith
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Transmission - Rear End
Topic: transmission noise
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

Re: transmission noise

You might just be a genius. The problem appears to be the chain. I rode it to warm the chain up, cleaned it off, worked it a little bit, lubed it within a inch of it's life, and the noise is gone. Let it set overnight and rode it to work (30 miles) this morning and still can't hear anything. You sai...
by dmsmith
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Transmission - Rear End
Topic: transmission noise
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

Re: transmission noise

Triangles, thanks a bunch for the suggestions. I changed oil a few weeks ago before I noticed the sound being consistent and stupidly dumped it in with other waste oil. But I'll take a look at it anyway, and check the window. We did check the front sprocket but didn't think about the chain. Man, tha...
by dmsmith
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Transmission - Rear End
Topic: transmission noise
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

transmission noise

In need of advice. My bike started making a "cluncking" sound a few weeks ago when accelerating. I was hoping I'd simply let the drive chain get a little loose and it was hitting against the frame. Not the case. I took it to the bike shop and they believe the tranny in going out. I can't f...

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