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Long post and a few questions.

Ok, so I attacked the wife's trike this week. (2003 Intruder Volusia w/Lehman kit). VL-800. Bike was down on power when pulling hills. Had a crap load of projects going,so I took it to a stealership. A week and a half later I'm told compression is 125 and I need an overhaul, to the tune of $3000. Well, I had already done a comp test and they were 180 dry, so needless to say, the bike came home and I told the service manager what I thought of their so called mechanic. I had noticed the plugs were snow white so I knew the previous owner had done a bafflectemy without re-jetting or even adjusting. Of course, when we bought it we were told the shop had it and synced the carbs. Not knowing Volusia's, I thought they were like my Marauder with twin carbs. (ha... stupid me). Anyway, I took the carb apart and it definitely had new inards. However, nobody had drilled the plug so you could adjust the carb from the outside. I did that and re-assembled. While tank was off, I went after the valves and discovered I couldn't even force a .004 guage under the intake, or a .007 on the exhaust. After reading a few of the posts here, I went to work on adjusting them. Had to make my own tool with a piece of round stock, and a travel trailer screw (square head fits perfect) Lot's of cussing and wishing my fingers were smaller, I got it done.
Put the bike back together and fired her up. What a difference. snappy throttle response, seems to have power.
Couldn't take her out because I spotted a small drip of fuel coming from somewhere under the tank. Pulled it back off and now, the big question. How can I run this thing without the tank so I can find that pesky drip? Anybody??
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sounds like progress on the bike...don't know what to tell you about the tank delimna but hang in there, someone usually comes along who's been there/done that.

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Oh yeah, a big thumbs up for this forum. The pdf download was the best reading I've done in a long time, and people bouncing ideas for a valve adjusting tool made my old brain kick back into gear. This baby may look crude, but it fit down under the frame easily and made the job a little easier.
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Update... found the fuel leak. fuel line has a small crack where it attaches to the carb, just above the 90 degree turn. New problem... can't seem to find a pre-bent fuel line part number anywhere. too tight a spot to just bend a fuel line without kinking it. Grrrr. Got me scratching my head.
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found some metric fuel lines and was able to make a larger sweep so as not to kink it. Took it down the road and bike seemed to have a lot more get up. 2 things became apparent, 1... these gutted mufflers have got to go. Sounds like super crap and way to loud for the wife's ears. Actually made her inner ear (mine too for that matter) buzz. I'll be hunting stock mufflers for her. 2... while this thing runs good down the road, when pulling a hill in high gear, it seems to fall over and sputter a bit until I downshift. Looks like I'll be troubleshooting the fuel delivery system next.
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