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Hi, I have a 2004 Vulcan Nomad 1500 L5 FI. I'm having issues starting the bike after I've been out riding for a while. It always took 2 or 3 revolutions (?) to start, but last season it sometimes took 4 or 5 or more tries. I thought the battery was done, so I purchased a new more powerful one. The problem still exists. The battery is putting out 14 volts when the motor is running, 13 volts when it's off and 11 volts when it starting. I'm confused and as the weather is getting nicer, i'd like to get out for a ride sooner than later. Any help would be appreciated. Jim

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  • Jim Lilley Jun 03, 2011

    Took it to the shop for repairs.
    Thanks anyways.

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I would check the connection between the battery and the starter motor although its quite feasable that your starter is worn and is loading up, which makes it slow to turn and require more power from the battery.
Maybe you can remove the starter motor for testing?

Posted on Apr 24, 2017

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SOURCE: 1992 kawasaki Vulcan 750 stops running

Sounds like what you realy need to do is remove the carb jets and give them a good clean , this if I am right is the twin V 8 valve engine with twin Klhein carbs , make sure also your air filter is not dirty and check tank fuel filter ,, other than that you may be intrested in the manuel obtainable from this site
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Posted on May 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 1992 kawasaki Vulcan 750 stops running

Check the intake manifold/s, even a small leak will make it run poor. Being stored for five years then putting it into use, you may have a blocked main jet. Sea-foam is a great product and I would have used that product to store the bike but not to get it running. It is slow acting so it doesnt work like carb cleaner.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: kawasaki vulcan 800 classic will not start now

Sometimes after trying to start a bike with a weak battery the starter solenoid gets damaged,or loose connections develop on the solenoid due to heat.It should be next to the battery.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: FI LIGHT COMES ON AND LOSES POWER THEN IT SHUTS OFF THEN FINE

It could need the ECU software updated, some manufactures are still screwing up they're fuel injection, the dealership should do free of charge. Failing that it could be something as simple as dirt in the injectors which should work itself free in time. Cant see it being something major on such a new bike, as I said contact your dealership to see if there's an update.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad FI. The speedo is

Sounds like a Broken speedometer cable

Posted on Jul 31, 2011

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