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What is the valve clearance on 2000 Vulcan 800

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  • cdnider Feb 22, 2009

    thanks I will give that a try



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Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 not getting fuel

Hi, Mike always check the fuel flow first to isolate the problem area otherwise the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. Fuel cap or fuel tank not venting properly.
3. Fuel filter clogged with rust or dirt.
4. Fuel valve/petcock not in the on or reserve position.
5. Vacuum line to fuel valve cracked, broken, pinched, or missing*
6. Fuel valve/petcock clogged or diaphragm cracked, cut or torn*
7. Fuel line from the fuel valve to the carburetor or fuel pump clogged, cracked, pinched, bent, broken, or missing.
8. Fuel pump not working*
9. Fuel line touching cylinder or head causing fuel to boil and vapor lock, repair by rerouting and wrapping line with convoluted tubing.
10. Carburetor inlet clogged.
11. Carburetor float or needle and seat stuck.
12. Carburetor not venting properly overflow line or bowl fitting clogged, pinched, or bent.
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2001 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 valve adjustment

Hi, Michell this engine has an overhead camshaft that uses shims to adjust valve clearance it has no hydraulic lifters that self-prime, for this scenario you will need your service, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Kawasaki, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
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Why won't the fan start on a 2000 Vulcan 800

Sit at a traffic light till the temp reaches about 220, it should start about then. My fan has come on 3 times in 8 years.

Mar 17, 2012 | 2000 kawasaki VN 800 Vulcan Classic

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A bit noisey in the left side crankcase area

This link takes you to a schematic that shows you your timing system (located on the left side)
worn guides or stretched chains cause a constant metallic rubbing noise while a tapping sound that increases in frequency as you accelerate is usually the sound of a valve needing adjustment (clearance). Hope this link helps. Don't forget to vote.

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My friends Vulcan is backfiring thru the carb. Any ideas on what may cause this problem?

Check out the inlet tappet clearance as they could be to tight OR
A burnt out inlet valve seat having a slight burn trace or a Cracked seat OR the timing is out of wack by 1 or 2 mm.
Once you have check out the above and fixed the problem you will be riding high . Ron

Nov 11, 2009 | 2000 kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Classic

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My 2000 Vulcan 800 Classic has gas in air filter

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Your posted description indicates a carb overflow and that the carbs require a pulldown, disassembly; soaking in carb cleaner, cleaning the jets, vents, holes, ports and the walls of the bowl and inner body for the varnish like gunk of old/stale gasoline specially the fuel inlet valve.

As fuel is fed to the carbs,  the floats in the carb's bowl would rise up and engage the inlet cutoff valve closing the inlet port and therefore no further fuel would flow in. Fuel overflow would then indicate possibly that:
  • the valves are not closing;
  • their is an obstruction along the inlet ports and blocks closing of the valves;
  • floats are stuck open or punctured;
  • the float height would require adjustments;
  • necking, ridges, grooves, scratches exist on either the valve or the port allowing fuel entry even if closed.
All of the above would require a pulldown of the carbs for inspection, further cleaning or applicable repairs/rebuilt as initially described.

Good luck and thank you for asking FixYa.

Aug 17, 2009 | 2000 kawasaki VN 800 Vulcan Classic

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