Why not clean the one that's plugged? A soak in Berryman's, followed by a poke with a brass wire if needed.
The OP was last on here 6 years ago.
IMO, easy. The Vulcan 500 uses a slightly detuned EX500 engine.
The most annoying part is valve adjustments (just because of the need to remove...
The interior volume and flow rate won't be the same, and you'd be keeping that airbox from a Turbo owner who might need one.
You have the square bars (not clip ons).
Here's what you need.
Square Bar Adapter Hardware
1. Pods will make it run lean. Rejetting is required.
2. The initial high idle would have been caused by a vacuum leak, and just cleaning the...
Did you do anything to the carbs?
What's happening during a no-start situation (be deatailed).
Mix too rich, causing a bog.
Air jet or fuel jet clogged.
You're in too high of a gear for the speed or...
Paint it how you like. It's relatively easy to change back, unlike hacking the frame.
The Canadians got the U.S.A. flag colors.
I just use a plug and call it good, unless the sidewall is damaged (then it's time for a new tire).
Fix a Flat makes a mess and usually isn't a...
Don't part it just yet. Unless the engine was run with the sand in it you will still have a viable engine.
The oil pan can be pulled off...
How did he determine that it was from rings being worn (highly unlikely on just one cylinder) and not from a stuck ring or a faulty gauge, or...
Maybe not rebuild, but definitely disassemble, clean, and inspect every darn millimeter. Maybe, just maybe the sand got in after the top end was...
Only due to the relatively few years of production, coupled with an overabundance of unsold machines from prior years.
It's a Maxim X. Produced 1985-1986, but may have been sold as an '87.
Unless it's a Canadian import the engine is 700cc.
Not unless you plan on breaking the chain and fitting a new one.
The side with the locking nut sets the bearing preload (a requirement for roller bearings so they run correctly).
What sort of fiberglass are you using? The household stuff is no good for packing mufflers. Backing fiberglass packing mat with steel wool mesh...
basically the process, but there are several model-specific details mentioned in the article that are different for the X.
The middle drive gear is in the engine cases, and only needs to be removed when the engine is being disassembled. The final drive unbolts from the...
All of the manuals cover removal of the swingarm more than sufficiently.
Start by removing the rear wheel, then the driveshaft, then the shocks,...
You already answered your question.
Endplay can be adjusted with shims.
Disassemble and inspect.
I'm also concerned about the integrity of the bearings and threads.
everything is a harley. everything :eek:
You might have bent the swingarm enough for it to contact the u-joint.
Dissasemble and inspect.
Careful. We don't want any baby ties running around underfoot.
Just a thought.
IMO your fingers are the best ring clamps.
Don't stop just because you're frustrated. Let it sit for a while and come back to her.
The stator has nothing to do with being able to have spark. If the stator fails the engine will still run until the battery voltage drops below...
All three, but the Yamaha or the Haynes at a minimum (all three compliment each-other, and all three have errors). I think Haynes and Clymer both...
You need angled, narrow profile feeler gauges, or you can bend a set of standard gauges.
At 22,000 miles the valves might still be in spec, but...
Have the valve clearances been checked?
The tarrif expired just 14 months after it was implemented. Are you reading the '86 from the title or from the VIN? Lots of 84/85 machines were...
It keeps the engine from rolling over when applying force to a fastener and the like.
Personally I just use blocking as needed and hold the...
Haynes, Clymer and Yamaha have excellent service manuals.
It's rare for anything covered there to be written up here.
Correct. Firing order is not the same as the lead order, and you have the lead order figured out.
Chirping could be from a loose carb hat...
#1 will reach to #4 as long as it hasn't been cut back too much.
He also preformed the oil change, which will make it easy for the new owner to actually do the oil change.
It's not. Rooster gave you correct info. A PO may have cut the plug wires too far back for them to reach, or swapped the coils around on the frame.
Aren't the fan motors rubber mounted? Maybe the rubber has failed.
Prep, and cleanup both matter when using any treatment. You can't just leave the acid on the metal and expect that it won't keep chooching away....
The spacing you have is normal. It's a tight fit, but will be fine.
A new filter would be advisable, just because you don't know how old that one is.
I'm not sure about the APCO kit. I want to say that it's a...
1. The displacement is cast into the cylinder block along the center front.
2. The Seca engines have pressed-in aluminum motor mounts, while the...
Salvageable, but it'll take a bit of patience and work.
You'll need to use wet-and-dry paper to poilsh out as much of the pitting as you can...
The float needles aren't sealing, or a float is stuck.
DO NOT run the bike with oil in the crankcase (if it's in the airbox it's also in the...