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2008 kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD will not turn over

I have an 08 Vulcan 500.I replaced the starter clutch because the engine was not turning over properly,but the new clutch still doesn't turn the engine over. The starter works fine.What could this be?

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  • Mike May 21, 2017

    Everything works on the bike. It is firing correctly. Battery is good. I found that the starter turns as it should. The only thing I can find that wrong with the bike is the starter clutch is not catching when I hit the starter. The clutch won't engage the starter sprocket. I replaced the starter clutch and the new clutch will not engage. The starter sprocket look fine with no detectable damage. What could be wrong? I also verified the new clutch is the correct one. Any help is much appreciated.

  • Mike May 21, 2017

    Also, this bike has no way to read codes.

  • Mike May 21, 2017

    When you operate the components by hand, they work. The clutch engages in one direction as it should. When I install the components on the bike, they do not engage and turn the engine, what could this be?

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Hi, Mike before testing any electrical component in the Starting 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.
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Check the battery terminals for damage or corrosion check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter.
4. Bank angle sensor needs a reset or is faulty.
5. FOB battery low or dead.
6. Faulty ignition switch.
7. Faulty starter button.
8. Faulty kickstand or clutch pull in switch/sensor.
9. Security alarm needs a reset.
10. Starter relay, solenoid, starter have failed or circuit wiring faulty.
11. Starter armature or field coils have failed.
12. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
13. The electric starter is working but starter clutch has failed.
14. Check for engine trouble codes.
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