Question about kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Classic Motorcycles

2 Answers

I have a Kawasaki VN88, 1500, Battery is not charging, new battery installed and charged and will start engine but after awhile I cannot start the motor because the battery is dead. Battery is not re-charging.

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 17 Answers

Its either the alternator or the voltage regulator that has packed up.
Unplug the the cable from the regulator and using a multimeter to read ohms measure between all the 3 yellow wires, they should be between 0.3 and 0.5 ohms.
If ok then its probably the regulator.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 6,966 Answers

Hi and welcome to the site,

Almost always, your described problem would most likely indicate a faulty rectifier / regulator combo.  Other possibilities are loose or corroded terminals on the connectors from the stator to the regulator (3 yellow wires) or the output wire of the regulator to the battery + line.

The connectors / terminals could be visually inspected and thereafter cleaned. The regulator could be checked with a voltmeter. At idling, battery voltage should be arounf 12.7 + while would go up to 14.5 as the RPM is increased.

Would appreciate updates.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My kawasaki zzr 400 won't start battery is full charge all lights is ok


does the engine turn over but not start or does it not turn over at all

Jan 10, 2015 | kawasaki ZZR 400 Motorcycles

1 Answer

Kawasaki klx 250


DO NOT JUMP START MOTORCYCLES!!!
Your main fuse is blown.
Motorcycles have much lighter gauge wiring and will burn up if you try to jump start them, this is why the fuse is installed so car guys dont burn up the wiring on their bikes!
Only charge a motorcycle battery with no more than 2.5 amps of charge.
Or install a new battery.

Apr 02, 2014 | kawasaki KLX 250S Motorcycles

1 Answer

Kawasaki mule 610


Sounds like their is a short someplace either in the charging system or the lights or something thats drainning your battery!

Jan 26, 2018 | Vehicle Parts & Accessories

1 Answer

Faulty charging system


ck. the voltage at the batt. with it running should be 13 volts

Jun 15, 2012 | kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Classic...

1 Answer

1994 KAWASAKI VN 750 VULCAN BATTERY WON'T HOLD A CHARGE


Hi, Parke you have a bad battery or faulty charging system, now it is time to put on your Battery Priest Robe and prepare yourself for the Ceremonial "LOAD TEST" but before you begin, maintenance type lead-acid batteries must be topped off with distilled Holy Water and all batteries must offer their terminals to the battery charging altar to receive the Sacred Infusion of Holy Ions until they have reached a 100% full charge of 12.5 volts or better. No matter how new the battery is, do not be lured into the false sense of "it's OK it has 12.5 volts" and not doing the test below, it could have little or zero "AMPERAGE" causing the battery to be faulty and must be replaced, AGM maintenance free batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead-acid types.
Below is a quick and easy test to see if your battery is in good condition or needs Last Rites and must be replaced.
1. Make sure the bike is in "NEUTRAL"
2. Disconnect the spark plug cables.
3. Adjust voltmeter to DC volts 20-volt range
4. Place the voltmeter leads to the battery terminals.
5. Turn the run/off switch to run.
6. Turn the ignition switch on and press the starter button.
7. Watch the voltmeter as your engine turns over for 10 seconds.
8. If the voltage drops below 9.6 volts, the battery is faulty and must be replaced I "HIGHLY" recommend a maintenance free AGM battery they typically have more amperage for cranking.
9. Reconnect the spark plug cables if your battery is good and the bike starts ok, place the voltmeter leads on the battery and rev the engine to a steady 2500 RPM the voltmeter should read 14.5 volts DC anything in the 13's or less you have a charging issue that needs to be diagnosed and repaired.
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.
Battery won stay charged Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Test Your Battery in 10 Seconds Reliable Load Test with Only Multimeter
Kawasaki VN 750 Service Manual
OEM Parts for Kawasaki
1995 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Owner Manual

Btw, I’m available to help over the phone in case u need at https://www.6ya.com/expert/gregg_c0ec1df182c7330e


May 31, 2012 | 1994 kawasaki VN 750 Vulcan

1 Answer

Battery will not take charge, but can jump start and it runs, but does not keep charge


Possible charging coil under the flywheel issue, or with the retifier, there is a tool called a negative shunt, this will quickly tell you if there is any charge to the battary from the engine

May 06, 2012 | Husqvarna 22HP VTwin Hydrostatic 42" Cut...

1 Answer

New battery , wires and plugs and still have trouble starting in the mornings, get a jump and starts. After running vehicle for awhile I turn it off and try starting it it will start.


check alternator output with engine running.you should have 13.5 - 14.5 volts if not alternator not charging.check alternator wiring to battery feed to alternator.check alternator voltage regulator wiring check alternator fuse make drive belt not slipping.and you have the correct cold cranking amp battery.bad old worn out battery cables will cause charging problems.because old battery cables put high resistance on the charging circuit.if battery cables old as vechicle replace them.

Apr 15, 2011 | 1994 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer

2 Answers

Kawasaki vulcan 1500 classic just clicks when trying to start just charged the battery but the little solenoid that has a wire to go to the starter just clicks


Hi and welcome to the site,

Initially, have the battery externally charged and/or load tested.

Offhand, with a freshly charged or new battery and clicking sound persist, then possibly a faulty starter relay. To confirm, temporarily jump the 2 big terminals of the starter relay. If the starter motor spins, then the fault on the relay has been confirmed. Should still be a no go, then a likely concern with the starter motor or more particularly, the carbon brushes and/or the commutator segments.

Good luck and thank you for asking.

Jun 12, 2010 | 1998 kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Classic

1 Answer

Brand new battery keep's on dieing??new coil maybe,dunno,won't start.


Charge the battery and refit to the bike, start the engine and check that the charging system is working ok. Set multimeter to DC and check that it is charging between 12.5 - 14.8volts at a steady rate when revs increased steadily. If the voltage is not increasing or very erratic then it is a good indication that the regulator/rectifier is at fault. If the battery is charging well above the 14.8 then the battery is at fault.

Apr 01, 2010 | 1994 kawasaki VN 750 Vulcan

2 Answers

Kawasaki zxr died after a run.new battery


try checking your charging system. i would start with regulator/rectifier. they're common to go out.

Jun 14, 2009 | 1990 kawasaki ZXR 750

Not finding what you are looking for?
Motorcycles Logo

Related Topics:

229 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top kawasaki Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

5060 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

81400 Answers

bazzz7071
bazzz7071

Level 2 Expert

342 Answers

Are you a kawasaki Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...