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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-27-2016, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 1989 Vulcan and it will not rev out in gear

Hey I have a 1989 Vulcan 1500cc and the bike will will run okay in nutrel but soon as i put it in gear the bike has no power at high revs ,, I changed the spark plugs to day and still not running right ,, I noticed the exhausts don't hear up at the same time where on the right side it heats up really fast but the left heats up very slow and blows out coldish air where the right one blows out work so am very confused on what the problem may b ,, both carbs are getting fuel too ???? Plz help !!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-27-2016, 04:58 PM
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High rpm power loss is usually your main jet is too small or partially clogged. The first thing I'd do is dismantle the carbs and clean them thoroughly, not just soak them down with carb cleaner. If you don't feel comfortable doing that, then find a mom 'n pop type motorcycle place and have them do the work. Carb cleaning typically runs about $200 or so depending on the shop. The dealer will be more.

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Hay mate thanx for the advice and i will get onto the carbs and give them a good clean but if no luck I might just take it to the bike shop ,, just don't want to go spending cash till I know it's to big of a job for me ,, cleaning the carbs on a Vulcan should not b to hard?? And the exhausts heating up at different times is my main worry as I don't know much about the Vulcans yet still new to the bike
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