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Kawasaki vn 800 battery won't charge itself

I got stuck 500 km from home in a petrol station.the battery is new but the bike seems it won't charge it.I connected a jump starter and came all the way home like that.My question is,how often does a charger brake?or can it be other problems?the fuses seem allright.

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SOURCE: kawasaki vulcan 800 classic will not start now

Sometimes after trying to start a bike with a weak battery the starter solenoid gets damaged,or loose connections develop on the solenoid due to heat.It should be next to the battery.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: replaced battery now there is no power to the bike

Put the battery in backwards? test light says theres power the charger will show a wide open battery this open (hollow) to be fully charged and it'll be bad and then if put in backwards the main fuse may be blown

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SOURCE: vfr 800 cut out after a long run and would not

check the battery acid if ok your battery is stuffed buddy buy a new one

Posted on Sep 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Bike was running fine, good

hondas have a weakness in the regulator rectifier unit on quite a lot of models,if the lights are not brightening when the bike is given the throttle its most likely failed,if u have access 2 a multimeter test the battery,the battery should have around 12 volts with the ignition off and with the bike started the voltage should go up 2 around 14 or 14.5 when the bike is given the throttle,if it doesnt your reg rec unit has failed,hope this is of help.

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SOURCE: "I have a 95 Kawasaki vn 800 the front brake

Try bleeding it, if that doesnt work you will need a new master cylinder/ master cylinder rebuild kit, brake seals or brake line, depending on whats leaking. The master cylinder and brake line can come off ANY bike as long as they are the right length (brake line) or fit on the handle bars (master cylinder)

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1998 Kawasaki VN 800 Vulcan Classic starter just clicks

Hi, Anonymous before testing any electrical component in the Starter System it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage, the battery is faulty and must be replaced. AGM type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead acid batteries.
A motorcycle starter relay is an electronic mechanical switch that has a small coil winding around a piece of metal that requires low amperage and thin wires to be activated. When you turn on your ignition switch power 12 volts is sent to the relay coil which in turn becomes a magnetic contact point that pulls a spring-loaded contact point to itself completing an electrical circuit that allows more amperage necessary to be accessed by the starter solenoid which in turn acts in the same way as the relay but on a larger scale with its stronger heavier contacts making available the necessary amperage to turn the starter motor. If your battery has low voltage it, in turn, makes the magnetic contact point weak in trying to pull its counterpart to make a connection. These relays are usually encased in a plastic housing that may or may not be sealed depending on the quality of the product. When activated they will produce a small amount of heat to their metal components which in turn can create the perfect environment for condensation to form depending on weather conditions and how careless you may be with a water hose or sprayer while washing your bike. After a period of time, several months to several years depending on the circumstances this condensation is the starter button for electrolysis and the slow build up of corrosion which ends by preventing the magnetic contacts in making a solid connection and alerts you to this situation with the customary greeting "CLICK or BUZZ". The relay is inexpensive and needs to be replaced however in a pinch they can be forcibly opened cleaned and resealed with silicone. In a nutshell, motorcycle starter relays take in low amperage and send out higher amperage when activated and for curious minds, the voltage remains constant at whatever your battery reads at the time.
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Same thing happened on my 97 vn800. It's possible that your kickstand safety switch is stuck in place, making the bike think that the kickstand is still in the down position. Clean out the switch with some brake cleaner spray and then spray wd-40 on it. Move the kickstand up and down to further lubricate it. The switch will now smoothly move in and out instead of being stuck in one position. I bet that will solve your problem.

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First make sure the battery, cables, and starter weren't damaged. Next check the Kill switch position and Kick stand switch. Hope this helps.

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My 1995 vulcan 800 wont start without a jump, and as soon as i remove the cables it dies.

i am willing to bet that your battery is dead because your charging system is dead. and that would make the bike do what you saying. NEVER EVER jump your bike with a car running you have run the rest of killing your charging system, because of the amps your car puts out. chack it out let me know
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Hi, I have a kawasaki 800 classic. I left it into the workshop for some work. When I got it back I did some 800 miles at about 50 mpg. when I got home, after I went onto reserve one time I noticed petrol...

go back to the work shop and tell him hes a div u need the beather holses on there that is wat help the engin pissing out with petrol and i would get my money back as well lol

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the battery is under the seat....yes, get a small battery charger about 2 anps max.

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