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I have a 2004 vulcan 2000 when its running i hear a ticking coming from the engine like low oil but its not low. any help?

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if you plan to modify your exhaust system you will have to rejet your carbs to compansate. kits are availableat most aftermarket shops.

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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Oil coming out from the breather means the piston rings are weak.
The engine may need overhauling !

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SOURCE: oil light comes on,od a 2004 kawasaki 750 vulcan.

you must have a fault with the sensor buddy replace this or the connections are not in correctly or is this the oil pressure light

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

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SOURCE: My Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 oil level reads overfull

you should check the oil with the bike in an upright position and the engine cold. when you run the bike, the oil is flowing through the oil pump. after you stop running the bike, you should wait a little while for the oil to comeback to rest for an accurate reading.

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

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SOURCE: I put to much oil in my 2000 Vulcan classic ffi

as long as you let out the excess oil and have it to the proper level now you should be all right.depending on how many miles are on your bike you may get a little oil that accumulates in the air filter housing because it comes from you crankcase breather tube, this tube vents out unburnt fumes out of your engine and is a normal thing that happens and may gets a little more heavy as your motor gets older.

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2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 temperature light keeps coming on


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Hi, Greg love that name and the usual suspects are:
1. Oil tank over filled always check your oil level with the engine at normal operating temperature, then try running it halfway between the low and full marks or if you have no dipstick 8 ounces less than recommended or a 1-inch air pocket in the oil tank.
2. Clogged, pinched, bent, or loose breather line/pipe. If your lines run into the air filter try routing them into a tee fitting and then a single line that goes towards the ground into a mini filter that is secured by a zip tie to a lower frame rail.
3. The piston rings are worn passed specifications which can be confirmed by a proper leak down test "OR" the rings were never properly seated during the initial break-in procedure and need to be replaced, this is caused by being too gentle on a new engine. Proper break-in procedures are in your owners manual.
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I hear a ticking in my engine while moving. I checked the oil and it is good. You don't hear it when the bike is idling.


if its only a slight tick under load, probably just the common kawasaki v-twin noise. seems all of them have latters that are unexplainable but never get any worse. mine will be noisy at lower rpm under loads but goes away if i let the rpm go higher in all the gears. best to allow them to run at faster engine speeds as they need lots of oil to keep the overhead cams and hydraulic lifters going. they are not made to lug around.

Apr 11, 2012 | 2001 kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Classic

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Ticking coming from bottom of motor like its out of oil but its not coming from left side where you put oil in


Hello William, the noise you indicate from the bottom left of the engine could be from the crankshaft damper. This is usually more of knock than it is a tick. It's hard to say without actually hearing your bike. A lot of Vulcan owners have reported this noise. I would swing by the service shop & let them give a listen, they should be familiar with it. Also, if you are using a fram oil filter, i would replace it, they have been known to cause problems.
I hope this helps.

Sep 28, 2011 | 2001 kawasaki VN 800 Vulcan Classic

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Oil consumption, rattle, engine noise


Check under the hood and inspect the valve cover gasket. If it's bad it would explain why you don't see any leaks on the ground because it's probably burning off on the manifold. This ticking you're hearing is a lack of lubrication to the rocker arms. Apart from the valve cover gasket, you should get under the car and inspect the oil pan and oil filter for seepage. Best of luck on your problem.
Greg

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Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 (not FI) funky sound after shut down


Hi, Yes it is an electric fuel pump and the ticking is the pump working. So if you hear the ticking your pump should be OK. After turning off the petcock and running the carbs dry the next time you turn it back on you should leave the kill switch on and turn the key on and wait till the ticking stops, turn the key off and back on and wait for the ticking to stop again. You should do this a couple of times to make sure the system fills. Normally you should always use your kill switch to turn off your engine. Also under normal conditions you will not hear the ticking as it only ticks a couple of times to fill the system once it is full. Good Luck to you, This should Fixya!

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Engine knocks 3.2 isuzu rodeo 2000 ? help


You don't say how many miles or give a service history, but, that said I would check the timing belt and tensioner. When tensioner goes bad is often is reported as a loud knock or tick. Usually most evident at low RPMs. Another low cost try is to use a can of seafoam in the oil now, run it a few miles, then change it for a high detergent, low viscousity oil and drive it a while to see if the lifters clean up. engine tick is very common, generally due to lifters oil passages getting sludged up a little for 2nd gen 3.2l's

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