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Running hot in reservoir - 1996 kawasaki VN 750 Vulcan

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    Douglas Hansen May 11, 2010

    What do yuo mean by this please?

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You are going to want to do a hydrocarbon HC dye test. You are going to want to do this right away and do not keep driving around with it like this. This will solve your problem and it will be running better then ever.
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