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Hello, I would like you to help me improve the brakes of the kawasaki vulcan 1500 A11 1997, if you can change the brake pump or the brake calipers, and which model puts you

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    Mike Gilbreath May 16, 2017

    First of all is your brake master feel spongy when you apply the front brake? I suggest two things, new front brake master (cheap on ebay), replace front brake hoses with stainless steel braided (I just did mine) change front brake pads if they have been soaked with fork oil leaking from your seals! 70% of your stopping power is front brakes!

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Hey Edwing,
ALL these "mechanics" that cut and paste answers from some repair magazine are hurting more people than they are helping.. as you have seen,,(they just want "points")..and don't KNOW (%(%#)!!
Now, for you answer,, yes I can help. there is not much you can do with stock disc, calipers and master cylinder,,, BUT > Go here for some good brake pads...(I use EBC on ALL my vehicles!!)

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Hi, Edwing for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, 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 please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
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Testimonial: "Thank you very much for the information. But the question is whether you can put other brake calipers, and pills, like brake pump, to work better. Since the brand does not brake very well in relation to the weight of the motorcycle Thank you"

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Sounds like the seals for the disc caliper pistons are shot, and need replacing.

HOWEVER, you didn't say if it was the Front or Rear brake!

So, rear brake:

http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorcycles/2001-kawasaki-vulcan-1500-classic-vn1500e-rear-brake-vn1500-e4/o/m149443sch78489


Front brake:

http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorcycles/2001-kawasaki-vulcan-1500-classic-vn1500e-front-brake/o/m149443sch77742


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No you shouldnt need special tool.Look close at caliper there are rubber caps covering bolts that secure it.somtimes it hard to see if caliper is dirty so clean and take a look.they are usally allen keys or metric bolts.

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My floating rear brake caliper wore unevenly and scored the disc


Check that your caliper is running free and that you have the wheel spacers in the correct sides of the wheel ..If your disc is badly worn throw it away a buy a new one .replace all pads and recheck that the disc is in line with the caliper .Don't risk a break failure through a badly worn disc .

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1996 vulcan 1500, clutch goes away


if your oil is too thick , your clutch will sleep and go away .
if the clutch is old , you obviously will have the same problem .
please explain your problem when you ride

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2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic Fi

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What immediately distinguishes the Kawasaki Vulcan™ 1500 Classic Fi cruiser from the rest of the well-populated class is that it has the look, feel and sound of a mid-1950s motorcycle. But Kawasaki matches the "look" with a digitally controlled fuel-injection system and high-tech features that result in modern performance. Indeed, response to the Vulcan 1500 Classic Fi was so positive that upon its introduction, Motorcycle Tour & Cruiser magazine dubbed the bike "Cruiser of the Year."
The big 90 cubic-inch V-twin engine in the Classic Fi pumps out plenty of torque and power with high-compression pistons and cam timing taken from the original Vulcan 1500. A Mitsubishi digital fuel-injection system feeds each cylinder a high-octane fuel mixture through twin 36mm throttle bodies. A separate intake tract for each throttle body provides smooth engine operation. The tip of each injector contains four nozzles, with two of those aimed at each intake valve.
Two different systems automatically and accurately control the amount of fuel injected into the cylinders. A 16-bit electronic control unit (ECU) uses readings from sensors that monitor engine coolant temperature, intake air temperature, atmospheric pressure, intake air pressure and throttle position to adjust the amount of fuel injected. The overall result is excellent engine response and power with increased fuel efficiency. The ECU also has a special pin that allows technicians to check the fuel-injection system if needed.
There are four valves per cylinder actuated by single overhead cams. Two valve springs are used on all valves to help ensure tight valve closure, while hydraulic valve lash adjusters automatically maintain valve clearance for smooth engine performance, reduced noise and no maintenance. Automatic cam chain tensioners keep cam timing accurate and provide greater reliability with no upkeep. The right-side crankcase and clutch cover are designed to make it easy to check the engine’s oil level and to perform regularly scheduled maintenance.
The engine produces 85 foot-pounds of torque at 2,500 rpm so that a crack of the throttle punches out smooth acceleration. A gear-driven engine counterbalancer and rubber engine mounts reduce handlebar and floorboard vibration, yet the engine retains its distinctive V-twin rumble.
A long, low-slung chassis provides the classic cruiser look. The Classic Fi’s floorboards are positioned to put the rider in an upright and comfortable position. Also, the brake pedal is designed to make it easier to apply the dual-piston-caliper-equipped brake. Other conveniences include wide, five-way adjustable brake and clutch levers for added rider comfort and self-canceling turn signals for easier use.
An electronic speedometer eliminates the traditional wheel-driven mechanism and its speedometer cable for a cleaner look. The speedometer face atop the five-gallon gas tank features an LED display for the odometer and tripmeter, as well as a clock.
Because customizing is integral to the whole cruiser experience, Kawasaki offers a full line of FIRE & STEEL™ accessories for the Classic Fi. Among the choices are numerous chrome pieces, leather bags and trim, backrests, lights, racks and windshields.
With its exceptional performance, nostalgic looks and high-tech enhancements, the Vulcan 1500 Classic Fi is just the ticket for the high-minded cruiser enthusiast.




Kawasaki Vulcan® Cruisers

By introducing the KZ900 LTD in 1976, Kawasaki was an early metric leader in what has become today’s cruiser movement. When the Vulcan® 750 cruiser debuted 10 years later, it was Kawasaki’s first V-twin-powered cruiser and featured high-tech items such as liquid cooling, double overhead cams, shaft drive, dual disc front brakes and mag wheels. In 1995, Kawasaki unveiled the Vulcan™ 800, one of the industry’s first V-twin metric cruisers to feature modern cruiser styling.
For 2002, the Kawasaki cruiser lineup is 10 models strong and ranges from the entry-level Eliminator® 125 to the brand-new Vulcan 1500 Mean Streak. The venerable Vulcan 500 LTD, Vulcan 750 and Vulcan 800 models retain the stylish characteristics that have made them popular, and are now available in new hues.
Also available this year are the Vulcan Classic and Drifter™ models. The Classics include the 800, 1500 and 1500 Fi, and provide a choice in both displacement and technological advancement without sacrificing style. Similarly, the Drifter 800 and Drifter 1500 provide a stylish retro appearance, but in both the mid- and heavyweight-cruiser genres.
In addition to the bikes, a key element to the cruiser lifestyle is customizing the motorcycle to fit individual design tastes and performance needs. Fortunately, Kawasaki offers its own extensive line of genuine Fire & Steel™ accessories. Motorcyclists can choose from literally hundreds of parts to customize their Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycles, and in doing so, make their own bold statement. Customers can find Fire & Steel accessories at their local Kawasaki dealer or shop online at buykawasaki.com.

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