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Problem with second gear

Hello! I have problem with my Vulcan 1500 classic. When I putting in second gear start crackig all other gears working good problem just with second gear. How I can fix it??

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I will tell u first the easy fix Before you do your next oil change, try adding some SeaFoam to the crankcase and ride for 50 to 100 miles. This should help remove any junk on the clutch plates. I'd also switch to another oil brand and see if it makes any difference.
if it will still do the same:
maybe the engagement dogs on the gears are damaged and probably the shift fork as well. The gears will stay engaged at lower torque but when the torque is great enough it causes them pull apart.
And get the service manual it i help you a lot you can download it from the below link:
http://goo.gl/HyxTzr
Good luck

Posted on Aug 01, 2013

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The gears ARE probably fine. The problem is a slightly bent shift fork. Since the engine is apart I would STRONGLY advise you replace the shift fork. If nothing else it is cheap insurance that you won't have to replace it four weeks later because it won't shift into first. I have replaced shift forks that looked perfectly good but were bent such the you couldn't get into 2nd gear. Looks can be deceiving.

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SOURCE: 1997 VULCAN CLASSIC WITH NEW CLUTCH SEEMS TO SLIP IN ANY GEAR

Any special oils or lubricants in the gearbox? Use 10w40 motor oil in the gear box. Don't use any synthetic oils, oil marked "EC", or oil with "special" additives. Stick with the major brands; Pennzoil, Quaker State, Mobil or Shell. If in a hot area like Texas or New Mexico go with 20w50.

be7bdb4.gif If the clutch still slips then go to a different mechanic and have him adjust the clutch. The first guy doesn't know what he is talking about.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 200o 1500 vulcan classic. My ignition fuse blows

you have a short somewhere in the ignition line. check all connections at coil, check for worn spark plug cables grounding on block.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 97 vulcan 1500 d2 is leaking gear oil at the front

most gear shafts usually have a small replacable seal, that can be hooked out and replaced simply, I am not familar with your bike, but seals have a number on them like 10 20 8 which are the actual dimentions in mm 10mm shaft 20mm outside 8mm width, clean it up and have a close look, the sizes are sometimes available from bearing shops for a few dollars, compared to OEM bike shop prices

Posted on Apr 06, 2010

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SOURCE: sub ject: kawasaki vulcan classic 1500 - 1998

It is possible that your head gasket is blown. If you blow your head gasket usually you will get water in the oil. The boiling of the water is not necessarily the water boiling as the compression from the cylinder getting pushed passed the head gasket. Causing bubbling. I would start by checking the oil. If the oil is white milky then for sure you have a blown head gasket. Not every time the oil will turn white. But usually it will.

Posted on Oct 24, 2010

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