2001 Vulcan Classic Backfire/Temp Light Problems

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by bryan, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. bryan

    bryan Guest

    Hi all,
    I have a 2001 Vulcan classic 1500. I have never had major work done
    to the bike. 4000 miles. I was riding pretty hard one day and when I
    got off highway to get gas the "Temp" light came on and at the exact
    same time the bike backfired. After much investigation, I found that
    it was not overheating. When I ride it for a bit, it will backfire
    and the overtemp light will light up, but after that it will run
    fine. for a bit.........and then the same thing. It will backfire,
    and the light will come on for an instant, and then back to normal. I
    am assuming that it is getting grounded somewhere in the system which
    shorts out the light and makes the engine missfire. Before I start
    looking for a bare wire, I thought I would ask you professionals if
    there is something in the ignition system that is a typical problem
    that could cause these symptoms.

    thanks and god bless,
    bryan, Mar 15, 2007
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