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Kickstand broke how to replace 1997 vulcan a 1500

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: kickstand spring popped off, kickstand is now

The kickstand has some kind of safety switch, if the spring is not broke you should be able to snap it back on (with the kickstand up) and have someone to hold the bike or put it on a lift. It might take some muscle or take it to a dealer and I'm sure they can pop it back on. Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Where do you check the transmission fluid on a

Im not 100% sure on this but i seen somewhere that the transmission and engine were intergrated on the 1500 so the oil works both thats all i could find out

Posted on Jul 05, 2011

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SOURCE: When should I replace the timingbelt on my '02 vulcan classic 1500, it has 90,000 miles

Now is a good time to replace it. Most auto parts stores have the special bar/scoket setup that it takes and then will loan it to you or a small rental charge. It coudl be something you do in the parking lot even though they don't like you do work there.

Posted on Jun 17, 2012

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posssible switch failure if it has 2 wires short them together and if it has 1 wire touch it on the frame of the bike

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SOURCE: how to replace the kickstand sensor switch on a 2007 kawasaki vulcan 900 cl

The kickstand sensor on these bikes is just a simple open/short module with a spring loaded switch to activate it. Replacing it is simply a matter of disconnecting the wiring, unbolting the old sensor, replacing the module, bolting it in, and connecting the wire.

Posted on Nov 17, 2012

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Shift trans into gear and engine stops running on a 1997 vulcan


There may be a safety switch on the kickstand so that if it is extended, the engine can not be running if it is in gear. Even if the kickstand is not down, if this switch is sticking it could be your problem. And if you don't have that switch, then I'll have to keep thinking.
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Check for Up and Down play at end of kickstand. Usually these bikes will wear the kickstand mount on the Frame - wears like a half moon into it. At the same time it spreads out the Kickstand so that it can start flopping enough for the spring to come loose and fall off. To fix it - Replace kickstand, Spring, AND the Bolt. Then grind the Frame on the other side of the Half moon around the hole until it is LEVEL. Find a Washer (Stainless - .030 - .050 depending on how much you had to grind) and insert it between the Frame and the Kickstand. I have done DOZENS through the years and Never had to do it twice on the same bike. The Washer acts like a Bushing and prevents future wear. Good Luck!

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2002 Kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan dies when put into gear


Hi, Kdompe357 and the usual suspects are:
1. Faulty wiring to any safety switch.
2. Safety switches loose at the mounting point.
3. Faulty kickstand safety switch.
4. Failed kickstand safety switch circuit diode.
5. Stretched side stand spring.
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your kickstand safety switch is gummed up. for safety reasons your bike will not allow you to ride with the kickstand down. The switch is stuck that controls this safety feature. A can of spray carb cleaner will remove any gunk, or you may need to replace the switch. The switch is located near the kickstand. Just look for some wires in the area, they most likey go to the switch.

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Check your kickstand safety switch- it sounds as though water from the pavement may be entering it....although I am not sure if the switch is normally open or closed with kickstand up- I don't have a manual for our Vulcan yet!

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Kickstand spring popped off, kickstand is now loose and biks will not start even with kickstand down. problem is on a 2003 kawasaki 1600 vulcan classic


The kickstand has some kind of safety switch, if the spring is not broke you should be able to snap it back on (with the kickstand up) and have someone to hold the bike or put it on a lift. It might take some muscle or take it to a dealer and I'm sure they can pop it back on. Hope this helps.

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