Question about 1997 kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Classic
Checked starter thumb switch. Removed from handle bar, reconnected the positive lead and it started turning over again. weird right...... most people have the opposite problem.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Starting fault
There is also a safety switch on the clutch lever that could give the same symptoms.
Another thing to check is the fuse block that has a starter relay built in (hidden) above the fuse compartment. My D5 has the same symptoms and this is the problem. If I keep the starter button depressed for some seconds the relay operates and bike starts.
Posted on Mar 19, 2010
Hi and welcome to the site,
Initially, have the battery externally charged and/or load tested.
Offhand, with a freshly charged or new battery and clicking sound persist, then possibly a faulty starter relay. To confirm, temporarily jump the 2 big terminals of the starter relay. If the starter motor spins, then the fault on the relay has been confirmed. Should still be a no go, then a likely concern with the starter motor or more particularly, the carbon brushes and/or the commutator segments.
Good luck and thank you for asking.
Posted on Jun 13, 2010
SOURCE: vulcan1500 will not start
On The vulcan you can access the starter relay directly, you have 2 bolts for the power leads on the back, carefully short the two big bolts with a screw driver, this wil put power directly on the starter bypassing all. If you think that there is a problem maybee with the starter, then 1st remove the starter from the engine and do the same test outside the engine to avoid damage.
i do have starters in stock. www.bikepartsonline.co.za
Posted on Jun 16, 2010
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