Question about 2008 kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Nomad
Unscrew the passenger seat\'s mounting bolt, positioned on
the rear of the seat, using a socket wrench and a 10 mm socket. Lift the
passenger seat up and away from the rider\'s seat.
Flip the passenger seat upside down and place it on a clean
work area. Pry out the seat cover\'s staples from the bottom of the seat
pan with a small pry bar or staple puller. Pull off the vinyl cover and
remove the foam from the seat pan.
Flip the seat pan over. Place the Utopia back rest bar over
the top of the seat pan, following the contours of seat pan. Center the
bar in the middle of the pan, then mark the location of the bar\'s
mounting holes on the seat pan with a permanent marker. Remove the back
Drill two holes into the seat pan at the marked locations,
using an electric drill and a 9/32-inch drill bit. Place the back rest
bar onto the seat pan. Screw the kit\'s bolts and lock washers through
the bottom of the pan and into the back rest bar. Tighten the bolts with
a 10 mm socket and a socket wrench.
Lay the seat\'s foam next to the seat pan. Mark the
approximate location of the back rest bar\'s protruding neck at the front
of the seat onto the foam with a permanent marker. Cut a slit into the
foam at the marked area, using a sharp knife. Place the foam over the
seat pan and push the bar\'s neck through the foam\'s newly cut slit.
Place the vinyl cover over the seat foam and pan. Pull the
cover tight around the sides of the seat and staple it into place, using
a heavy-duty staple gun. Cut a slit into the seat cover with a razor to
allow the back rest bar\'s neck to extend outward. Remove the paper
backing from the plastic boot included with the back rest kit. Slide the
boot over the bar\'s neck and hold it firmly in place for 30 seconds.
Reinstall the passenger seat on the motorcycle and tighten
its bolt with a 10 mm socket. Place the back rest over the bar\'s neck on
the passenger seat. Slip a bolt through the backrest\'s mounting holes
and into the tube on the bar\'s neck. Loosely screw a nut onto the end of
the bolt. Adjust the angle of the back rest, then tighten the bolt and
nut using a 10 mm socket and a 10 mm wrench.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Might be a fault in the side stand sensor, you cant go far with the side stand out, or if the sensor has not sensed the stand is up.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
The problem seem to involve a number of circuits, I would suspect the Key switch as it supplies power to all affected systems. The dieing on release of the clutch is usually the kickstand safety switch. If the kick stand is not up, and the bike in gear, then when the clutch switch detects release is kills the engine so you don't kill your self.
Check or replace these switches.
Hope this is of some help.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
You have found the problem, that saucer spring acts just like the pressure plate on the clutch of a standard transmission on a car. I had to replace one, and it was about $35.00. Good luck
Posted on May 15, 2009
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