20 Most Recent 1997 kawasaki VN 800 Vulcan Classic Questions & Answers


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1997 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Jul 30, 2018


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1997 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Mar 18, 2018


Hi, Geri and the usual suspects are:
1. Fouled spark plugs.
2. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 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 batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
3. Check 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 if necessary.
4. Loose connection at ignition coil or plug between ignition sensor and module.
5. Spark plug cables in bad condition, shorting/leaking, spark plug cable connections loose check for spark leakage in the dark.
6. Faulty ignition coil or electronic control module.
7. Faulty pulse coil.
8. Faulty CKP, CMP, or BAS sensor.
9. Faulty ignition switch.
10. Faulty run/off switch
11. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
12. Security alarm failing to disarm needs reset
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1997 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Mar 17, 2018


Hi, Steven and the usual suspects are:
1. Fouled spark plugs.
2. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 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 batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
3. Check 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 if necessary.
4. Loose connection at ignition coil or plug between ignition sensor and module.
5. Spark plug cables in bad condition, shorting/leaking, spark plug cable connections loose check for spark leakage in the dark.
6. Faulty ignition coil or electronic control module.
7. Faulty pulse coil.
8. Faulty CKP, CMP, or BAS sensor.
9. Faulty ignition switch.
10. Faulty run/off switch
11. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
12. Security alarm failing to disarm needs reset
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1997 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Mar 17, 2018


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1997 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Mar 16, 2018


Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Improperly loaded motorcycle. Non-standard equipment on the front end such as heavy radio receivers extra lighting equipment or luggage tends to cause unstable handling.
2. Incorrect air suspension pressure.
3. Damaged tires or improper front-rear tire combination.
4. Irregular or peaked front tire tread wear.
5. Incorrect tire pressure.
6. The shock absorber is not functioning normally.
7. Loose wheel axle nuts. Torque to recommended specifications.
8. Excessive wheel hub bearing end play.
9. Improperly vehicle alignment.
10. Steering head bearings improperly adjusted.
11. Tire and wheel unbalanced.
12. Rims and tires are out-of-round or eccentric with the hub.
13. Rims and tires are out-of-true sideways.
14. Loose spokes.
15. Shock absorber improperly adjusted.
16. Worn engine stabilizer links.
17. Damaged rear engine isolation mounts.
18. Swing arm pivot shaft improperly tightened or assembled.
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1997 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Mar 16, 2018


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1997 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Nov 04, 2017


Hi, Boniface for this situation I would call my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix or parts inquiry. If necessary transport your vehicle to the dealer or shop and have a professional technician take it for a test drive, if it is in running condition, and give you a written estimate of repairs and answer any specific questions you may have about your issue. For more information about your issue please visit the website below. Good luck and have a nice day.
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1997 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Nov 22, 2015


That engine has adjustable chain tensioners. That may solve all your noise problems. Be sure you know how to adjust the ones on your bike before starting.

1997 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Mar 02, 2015


Hi,,,your regulator/rectifier is at fault,,it is overcharging the battery and making acid come out,,you will also need a new battery as the one you have is cooked.

1997 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Mar 29, 2011


If you mean the front drive chain sprocket, you certainly can, it is one of the most popular Vulcan 800 mods. Check this site for some good advice:

http://www.angelfire.com/ak5/russwolf/sprockets.html

1997 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Oct 26, 2010


Have you checked that the cable is tight? These bikes have a rep for them coming loose. Just take out the bottom bolt of the dash, and lift up; give it an extra 1/2 turn with pliers past finger tight.

1997 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Oct 18, 2010


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!

1997 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Oct 18, 2010


Disconnect the gas line from the petcock (should be in ON or RES position). Remove the seat. Remove the bottom bolt of the dash and lift it up, then disconnect the two wiring harnesses and the speedo cable. Remove the bolt under the dash on the frame mount and the bolt at the rear of the tank. Lift the tank, and you can disconnect the one or two (CA models) vent lines. Place the tank so that the weight is not resting on the petcock.

1997 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Oct 18, 2010


yes you can. should be able to oversize to 900cc or more. Depends how far you want to go with it.

1997 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Jun 04, 2010


It sounds like your side stand switch is not plugged in or its broken, go down by your side stand and follow the wires up and you'll find a plug, make sure its plugged in correctly.

1997 kawasaki VN... | Answered on May 02, 2010


the chain or maybe the tensioner from chain. First step is to check the tensioner. Is always located on the line with the cam chain, fixed in 2 bolt in the engine(cilinder). locate it by watching a piece with a bolt in the center, and that piece is fixed on the cilinder with two smaller bolts. When reinstalling, screw the main bolt to retain the spring from tensioner.
If the tensioner is damaged(used) he won't be able to press well on the chain. you see that when you remove it. If you could reinstall it without screwing the bolt, that means that he's used.
Warning.
after reinstalling on the cilinder, fixed in those two bolts, make sure to unscrew the main bolt back. When you unscrew it, the spring is released on the chain to keep it tensioned.

1997 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Apr 13, 2010


Hello go to bikebandit.com you can look at their online micro fiche go to the OEM section left side of the page.
Hope this helps you out

1997 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Apr 04, 2010

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