Join Date: May 2005
Location: Las VLXas (Vegas, baby!) NV U.S.A.
As it turned out the gen-11500 Vulcan needs to be in 2nd gear for push starting, something the owners manual failed to divulge (it stated first gear). According to internet groups back then (I had no internet back then) 2nd gear was the optimum push start gear for that bike.
The bike was long gone by the time I gleaned that gem. Suffice it to say I was struggling to do so in the "wrong" gear.
"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.