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2003 Vulcan 1600 classic fouling.

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Old 07-08-2019, 04:24 AM
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So I just bought a 2003 Vulcan 1600 classic with 5000 miles on it. It belonged to my father in law and has been sitting in his garage for approx. 10 years. I got a great deal on the bike.
Changed all fluids and replaced tires.
Went for a ride and ran great until about 50 miles in. Started acting like I had fouled plugs. Checked plugs and found 1 not locked in. Snapped in and all was good.
Second ride got about 45 miles in and again fouling issue ( it seemed). Replaced all plugs and ran great for the rest of the ride. About 100 miles.
Took it out today and same issue. About 15 miles in throttle starts acting restricted. Pulled over removed plugs just to check. Looked good, started up and ran great thru the rest of the ride (40 miles).
My father in law thinks I need to reset the ECU?????
Any help would be greatly appreciated, including procedure for resetting ECU of neccesary.

Thanks Tom.......
 
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Old 07-09-2019, 04:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Toemas View Post
New to forum.

Hello everybody, new to this.

So I just bought a 2003 Vulcan 1600 classic with 5000 miles on it. It belonged to my father in law and has been sitting in his garage for approx. 10 years. I got a great deal on the bike.
Changed all fluids and replaced tires.
Went for a ride and ran great until about 50 miles in. Started acting like I had fouled plugs. Checked plugs and found 1 not locked in. Snapped in and all was good.
Second ride got about 45 miles in and again fouling issue ( it seemed). Replaced all plugs and ran great for the rest of the ride. About 100 miles.
Took it out today and same issue. About 15 miles in throttle starts acting restricted. Pulled over removed plugs just to check. Looked good, started up and ran great thru the rest of the ride (40 miles).
My father in law thinks I need to reset the ECU?????
Any help would be greatly appreciated, including procedure for resetting ECU of neccesary.

Thanks Tom.......
Hi Tom. I had a bike years ago with similar symptoms and in my case it turned out to be water in the fuel. Apparently the water would settle until I would be into a ride for a while then start causing issues.
 
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Old 07-09-2019, 03:30 PM
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Thanks.
I just thought of that yesterday and put sea foam in the tank. Wont be able to really take it out till Thursday. So we will see. But definitely sound like the symptoms.....
 
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