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: 1700 Accessories


BenS
03-20-2011, 12:58 PM
NEW LIST AT END OF THREAD

* = Review/Impressions in this thread or linked to from this thread.

New lists and items will just be added onto the end of this thread, as there's a limit to the amount of text that you can add to any one particular post.

Top K
03-20-2011, 04:29 PM
Here's a few:

Backrest
-http://www.grasshopperlimited.com/Kawasaki.html

Big Air Kit
-http://www.thundermfg.com/store/index.php?l=product_detail&p=352

Brake Pedal Pad
-http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/1467/Flamin-Brake-Pedal-Pads

Exhaust
-http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/3/14/142/28228/DPITEM/Cruiser-Motorcycle-Slip-On-Mufflers-Cobra-Tri-Oval-Slip-On-Mufflers.aspx

Fender Tips - Front
-http://store.valueaccessories.net/FrontFenderTipsFrontandRearofFrontFenderKawasakiVN 1700Allp.aspx

Fender Tips - Rear
-http://store.valueaccessories.net/RearFenderTipKawasakiVN1700All.aspx

Fork Bullets (will not fit on Voyager w/ABS - but will work on non-ABS)
-http://www.phatperformanceparts.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=CWI-02-2957&CartID=1

Fuel Processor
-http://www.fi2000r.com/page.php?section=28&gclid=CJyXmoWK3qcCFULf4AodaxmJCg

Highway Pegs
-http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/460/Longhorn-Offset-Dually-Highway-Pegs
(http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/460/Longhorn-Offset-Dually-Highway-Pegs)

K&N Air Filter
-http://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?Prod=KA-1709

Radiator Cover
-http://store.valueaccessories.net/RadiatorCoverDiamondorFlameDesignKawasakiVN1700CLN omadVoy.aspx

Trunk Rack (not for VN1700, but perfect fit)
-http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/detail.cfm?Category_ID=115&manufacturer_ID=165&product_ID=3161&sblid_name=Star_Yamaha_Accessories_Trunk_Rack_for_ Yamaha_1300_Royal_Star_Venture

wbilotta
03-20-2011, 05:28 PM
Dynojet Power Commander V from Indy Super Bikes (http://www.indysuperbikes.com)

Air intake kits from Thunder Mfg. (http://www.thundermfg.com)

BenS
03-20-2011, 06:10 PM
Thanks guys! I've added your links to the first post.

dolitsky
03-20-2011, 06:31 PM
http://www.danddexhaust.com/catalog/2009/09/554-12.htm

http://www.electronicjetkit.com/Cruiser/viewproduct.asp?partnumber=9120277

http://www.iratecustoms.com/Vulcan1700-tp2-42.html

BenS
03-20-2011, 06:39 PM
Thanks Dolitsky! I've added your links.

capysolo
03-20-2011, 06:51 PM
utopia products backrest - http://www.utpr.com/
hitch - http://www.mchitch.com/
OEM parts and accessories, most brands and bikes - http://www.mrcycles.com/default.asp

BenS
03-20-2011, 07:05 PM
Thanks Capysolo! Decent list we've got going so far.

capysolo
03-20-2011, 09:58 PM
corbin.com for more seats

Strompilot
03-20-2011, 11:07 PM
Russell Cycle Products
www.day-long.com

MDGeorge
03-21-2011, 08:18 AM
Great thread, can you make a sticky of this?

MN-Rider
03-21-2011, 08:48 AM
Great thread, can you make a sticky of this?

Done
_____________

twowheeladdict
03-21-2011, 11:58 AM
www.marvellas.com
Drink holder
Passenger Highway pegs
Rider Highway pegs
Trailer hitch
Hitch cargo rack

Marv not only makes parts for the 1700, he rides one himself.

BenS
03-21-2011, 05:51 PM
Thanks, everybody. Updated list to include Corbin, Russell and Marvellas.

capysolo
03-21-2011, 05:58 PM
The corbin seat work on the Nomad too.

BenS
03-21-2011, 06:04 PM
Done. Thanks ;)

none
03-22-2011, 11:33 AM
I loved my Corbin on my last bike.Right now they don't offer one for the 1700 classic. On their website under freebies it has a list of motorcycles that they want to make molds of and the 1700 is one of them. It says if you let them use your bike to make a mold they will give you a seat for your bike for free. If I lived in Ca I would gladly be the guinea pig. Here is the link:

http://www.corbin.com/free_gear.shtml

capysolo
03-22-2011, 05:38 PM
I loved my Corbin on my last bike

You think they are worth the money over one of the other brands?

none
03-22-2011, 11:27 PM
I like that Corbin is leather because I think they breathe better then vinyl. Mustang is made of vinyl.

BenS
03-26-2011, 03:04 PM
I bought the Edge Bracket saddlebag mounting system because I wanted to be able to easily switch between bags on (commuting) and bags off (free riding) modes.

The installation was straight-forward. I was able to do it alone, although it would certainly be faster if you had another set of hands to hold the bags on the bike to determine where you want them. To do it alone, I enlisted the help of a good roll of duct tape. The only bag that you need to fit is the right/brake side bag. Once that's done, you can just put the two bags back-to-back and use the first as a template for the second (for drilling the bags).

The second finicky part was shimming the fender bolts so that the brackets would slide onto them easily. The kit includes washers so that you can add as many as is necessary to get the brackets to slide on and off of the bolts easily.

My biggest warning about the system is that there are two different kits, depending on whether or not you have a passenger backrest installed. I don't have one and don't plan on installing one, so I got the "basic" kit, but I could see this being an issue for people who don't have a backrest but would like to keep that as an option down the road. Presumably the kit for bikes with backrests would also work on bikes without backrests, but I'm not sure.

For those wondering if the large bracket works with the saddlemen bags with shock cutout, I can say that yes, they do fit well enough (see photos, below), but that there is a bit of overlap with the rear seam and the brackets are not sitting flush with the back of the bags along their entire length. Will this be an issue? Probably. I just don't know how soon it will manifest. The shock cutout does allow easy access to the adjusters on the shocks without requiring you to remove the bags.

The bags are "Saddlemen Drifter Teardrop Saddlebags with Shock Cutaway" universal saddlebags. I like them because of their shape/style, quick-open buckle, top carry handles and the shock cutout. I think the styling complements the 1700's lines. I can't comment on durability, yet. The bags also come with their own mounting hardware as well as a yoke so you have a couple of other options for mounting them to the bike if you decide not to get a quick-release bracket system.

My ratings of the Easy Bracket system are as follows:

-Ease of Installation: 4/5
-Appearance: 4/5
-Quality: 4.5/5
-Price: 5/5
-Durability: N/A (still waiting for the snow to melt)
-Would I Buy Them Again? Yes

I've attached some photos showing the brackets installed on the bags, the replacement fender bolts installed on the bike, and the bags installed (a few angles).

BenS
03-26-2011, 03:28 PM
The first accessory that I installed was the Kawasaki engine guards. The choice was between those and the Cobra Fatty Freeway bars. I went with the OEM bars because (1) price-wise there wasn't much difference; (2) I had Cobra guards on a previous bike and there were issues with the finish as well as the fit; (3) OEM guards are two-piece vs one-piece Cobra guards.

These guards were easy to install. My only complaint is that their shape (square-ish when viewed head-on) isn't as nice as the Cobra guards (more rounded look with tapering to them).

-Ease of Installation: 5/5
-Appearance: 4/5
-Quality: 5/5
-Price: 5/5
-Durability: N/A
-Would I Buy Them Again? Yes

Attached are photos showing the guards from a few different angles.

BenS
03-26-2011, 03:40 PM
The last accessory that I installed was the Kawasaki Light Bar. This time the choice was between the Cobra unit and the OEM unit. Again, I went with the OEM because from photos the lenses looked to be of higher quality and I like the shape of the OEM unit.

The installation was easy, but took longer than the estimation given in the instructions because of a quality control issue -- one of the turn signals was loose so I had to take it off and re-install it (very simple, but an extra step, nonetheless). Installation requires splicing two wires together using a quick-connect. In the past I've been leery of such connectors, preferring to just solder the wires together, but this time around I went with the quick-connect.

I am impressed with the finishing of the light bar and with the brightness of the lights.

-Ease of Installation: 5/5
-Appearance: 5/5
-Quality: 5/5
-Price: 3/5
-Durability: N/A
-Would I Buy Them Again? Yes

Below are photos of the light bar, installed on my bike, from a few different angles.

BenS
03-26-2011, 03:48 PM
Please add your own reviews/impressions of equipment that you have installed on your bikes. I think that would add more utility to this thread.

Photos aren't necessary, but would be helpful, as would specifications, installation tips/tricks, etc. where not otherwise available. I posted a bunch of photos because when I was trying to decide what accessories I wanted to purchase for my bike I wished that there were more photos, specs, etc. available online.

Thanks.

none
03-28-2011, 05:19 PM
I installed an axle cap on my 2011 1700 classic. I ordered two but it only takes one on the left had side as you are looking at the bike from the front. I thought it looked unfinished before. I also installed an Irate radiator grill.

Here is the link for the axle plugs:

http://www.chromeworld.com/ProductDetails/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=%7Bacff6f9e-3e76-4894-b37a-9de7244a7b46%7D&gid=%7Bf98d6a4a-3a6b-4e99-a050-75b5c7306c3f%7D&GroupName=Kawasaki+Vulcan+1700+Classic+Other+Acces sories&pname=Large+Front+Axle+Plug&Referer=&Alias=&ptct=SGR-SR&CTitle=&

none
03-28-2011, 05:23 PM
I also ordered a rear brake reservoir cover from the Vulcan 2000 that i read on another board will fit the 1700. When it comes in I will let you know if it worked.

BenS
03-28-2011, 07:32 PM
Thanks none. I've updated the list.

Sienna V
03-29-2011, 08:23 PM
Russell Cycle Products
www.day-long.com

some of you Voyager owners might be interested in this. take a look at this spoiler / tail light offer by kuryakyn. http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/3893/LED-Run-Turn-Brake-Spoiler
it fits the Ultra Tour Pak on top of the trunk lid behind the luggage rack.
BUT !!! it also fits under the trunk of the Voyager like it was made for it. installation was fairly easy (about an hour) and the wiring was even easier. 5 wires that run right under the trunk to the right side of the battery and tie in to the harness. all L.E.D. including amber turn signals built in. i am very happy with the outcome. let me know what ya think.

Sienna V

BenS
03-29-2011, 10:30 PM
Thanks Sienna V. List updated.

BenS
04-03-2011, 06:27 PM
LAST UPDATE: APRIL 5, 2011 (Brake Reservoir Cover)

OEM (Kawasaki.com (http://www.kawasaki.com/KawasakiNew/Accessories2/PCModelFamily.aspx?intCatalogID=1&intCatalogType=4&ProductTypeID=63))
-Audio (iPod, XM Radio, Rear Speakers (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4079&highlight=speakers))*
-Windshields (Standard & Quick Release); nb: quick-release incompatible with OEM lowers
-Light Bar*
-Engine Guard*
-Back Rests and Racks
-Saddlebags, Luggage and Saddlebag Trim
-Seats
-Floorboards and Footpegs
-Chrome & Other Trim and Accents (Handlebar Clamps, Engine Side Cover Trim, Speedometer Visor, Brake Caliper Accents, Fender Trim) (See Bigmacbkr's impressions (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13898#post105933))*
-Electrical Accessories (eg. Accessory Power Socket)
-Brackets (GPS, Phone)
-Covers
-Mini Pump For Air Shocks


BACKRESTS (DRIVER AND PASSENGER)
-Grasshopper Limited (http://www.grasshopperlimited.com/Kawasaki.html)
-Cobra USA (http://www.cobrausa.com/access_detail.php?model_id=155&make_id=3&category_id=18&make=&model=Vulcan%201700%20Classic%20%2809-10%29&product=Sissy%20Bars/Luggage%20Racks)
-Ultimate Seats Backrests (http://www.ultimateseats.ca/Kawasaki1700.html)
-Utopia Products Backrest (http://www.utpr.com/)


DRESS-UP BITS
-Chrome Rear Brake Reservoir Cover (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14658&SID=45640xpnyl&dr_log=-1&linkout=http%3A//www.cheapcycleparts.com/products/452798-kawasaki-14091-0352-hard-parts-cover-reservoir-tank)
-Chrome World Front Axle Plug (http://www.chromeworld.com/ProductDetails/ProductDetails.aspx?pid={acff6f9e-3e76-4894-b37a-9de7244a7b46}&gid={f98d6a4a-3a6b-4e99-a050-75b5c7306c3f}&GroupName=Kawasaki+Vulcan+1700+Classic+Other+Acces sories&pname=Large+Front+Axle+Plug&Referer=&Alias=&ptct=SGR-SR&CTitle=&)
-Cobra USA license plate frame, oil dipstick (http://www.cobrausa.com/access_detail.php?model_id=155&make_id=3&category_id=3&make=&model=Vulcan%201700%20Classic%20%2809-10%29&product=Billet%20Accessories)
-Fender Tips (Front and Rear) (http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/cycle/nresults2.html?search_model=ka-085) (Available from Value Accessories; Front (http://store.valueaccessories.net/FrontFenderTipsFrontandRearofFrontFenderKawasakiVN 1700Allp.aspx); Rear (http://store.valueaccessories.net/RearFenderTipKawasakiVN1700All.aspx))
-Speedometer Cowl (http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/cycle/nresults2.html?search_model=ka-085)
-Voyager Fork Bullets, Fork Air Deflector, Windshield Trim, Radiator Cover, Driver Backrest, Heelrest, Saddlebag and Topcase Trims (http://www.cw-intl.com/pubvn-1700/vn-1700EN.html) (Available from Phat Performance Parts (http://www.phatperformanceparts.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=CWI-02-2957&CartID=1))
-Nomad Fairing, Fork Bullets, Fork Air Deflector, Windshield, Radiator Cover, Driver Backrest, Heelrest, Passenger Floorboard, Passenger Backrest, Luggage Rack, Saddlebag Trim (http://www.cw-intl.com/pubvn-1700/vn-1700EN.html)


ENGINE/CRASH GUARDS
-Cobra USA Fatty Freeway Bar (http://www.cobrausa.com/access_detail.php?model_id=155&make_id=3&category_id=4&product_id=2582&model=Vulcan%201700%20Classic%20%2809-10%29&product_type=Motorcycle%20Accessories&product_name=Fatty%20Freeway%20Bar)


ENGINE/CRASH GUARD CHAPS
-Desert Dawgs Engine Guard Chaps (http://www.desertdawgs.com/CTGY/kawasaki.html) (Nomad)
-Sage Brush Engine Guard Chaps (http://www.sagebrushdesigns.com/kawasaki.html) (Nomad, Classic w/ OEM Guards)
-AirLite Motorcycle Engine Guard Chaps (http://www.airlite.ca/) (Nomad)


EXHAUST
-Cobra USA, (Slip-On, Dragster, Speedster Long/Short/Slashdown, Tri-Oval, Scalloped) (http://www.cobrausa.com/)(Impressions, Video From Johnasara (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12801)) *
-D&D Slip-On Exhaust (Nomad, Voyager) (http://www.danddexhaust.com/catalog/2009/09/554-12.htm)
-Vance and Hines Big Shots (http://www.vanceandhines.com/products/kawasaki-09vulcan-bigshots/bigshots.html)


FAIRINGS
-Hoppe Industries (http://hoppeindustries.com/store/index.php?cPath=21_36)
-Memphis Shades (http://www.memphisshades.com/metric-shades/batwing-fairing/metric-batwing-fairing) (See Lifecast's Review (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9794))*
-Premeux (http://www.premeux.com/)
-Tsukayu (http://www.tsukayu.com/)


FLOORBOARDS & PEGS
-Chrome OEM Floorboard Covers (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=86108#post86108) (Product Number (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10653&page=5#post100673))(Purchase (http://www.accessories4bikes.com/14091-0229-p-10304.html))
-Kuryakyn (http://www.customdynamics.com/metric_footpegs_boards_components.htm) (requires additional purchase of splined adaptor for VN1700 (http://www.customdynamics.com/splined_footpeg_adapter_fitment_chart.htm))
-Kuryakyn Highway Pegs (http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/460/Longhorn-Offset-Dually-Highway-Pegs)
-Kuryakyn Brake Pedal Pad (http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/1467/Flamin-Brake-Pedal-Pads)
-Marvellas (http://www.marvellas.com/)


FUEL PROCESSORS
-Dynojet Power Commander V (http://www.powercommander.com/powercommander/Products/PowerCommanderV/powercommander_v.aspx) (PCV From Indy Superbikes (http://www.indysuperbikes.com/))
-Power Commander V Autotune Kit (http://www.powercommander.com/powercommander/products/AutoTune/powercommander_autotune.aspx) (Nb: In software, turn off the Rev Extender (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14848))
-Electronic Jet Kit (http://www.electronicjetkit.com/Cruiser/viewproduct.asp?partnumber=9120277)
-FI2000 (http://www.fi2000r.com/page.php?section=28&gclid=CJyXmoWK3qcCFULf4AodaxmJCg)


HITCHES AND TOWING
-MCHitch (http://www.mchitch.com/)
-Marvellas (http://www.marvellas.com/)


INTAKE-RELATED
-K&N Air Filter (http://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?Prod=KA-1709)
-Thunder Mfg Air Intake Kits (http://www.thundermfg.com/store/index.php?l=product_list&c=80) and Big Air Kit (http://www.thundermfg.com/store/index.php?l=product_detail&p=352)


LIGHT BARS/DRIVING LIGHTS, OTHER LIGHTING
-Cobra USA (http://www.cobrausa.com/access_detail.php?model_id=155&make_id=3&category_id=15&make=&model=Vulcan%201700%20Classic%20%2809-10%29&product=Lightbars/Visors/Spotlights)
-Custom World International (http://www.cw-intl.com/pubvn-1700/vn-1700EN.html)
-Kuryakyn LED Run-Turn-Brake Spoiler (http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/3893/LED-Run-Turn-Brake-Spoiler)*


MISCELLANEOUS
-Cup Holder, Trunk Extender (Marvellas) (http://www.marvellas.com/)


RACKS (REAR, TRUNK AND SADDLEBAG)
-Irons in the Fire (http://ironsinthefire.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/show/392311)
-Star Accessories Trunk Rack (Perfect Fit for Voyager Trunk) (http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/detail.cfm?Category_ID=115&manufacturer_ID=165&product_ID=3161&sblid_name=Star_Yamaha_Accessories_Trunk_Rack_for_ Yamaha_1300_Royal_Star_Venture)
-Cooler/Luggage Rack (Marvellas) (http://www.marvellas.com/)


RADIATOR COVERS
-CWI VN2000 Rad Cover (Perfect Fit for VN1700) (http://store.valueaccessories.net/RadiatorCoverDiamondorFlameDesignKawasakiVN1700CLN omadVoy.aspx)
-Irate Customs Rad Covers (http://www.iratecustoms.com/Vulcan1700-tp2-42.html)


SADDLEBAG BRACKETS (QUICK-RELEASE)
-Edge Saddlebag Brackets (Formerly Known as Ghost Brackets) (http://www.edgeleather.com/Kawasaki-Motorcycles/Kawasaki-Vulcan-1500-/-1600-/-1700-Models/Vulcan-1700-Classic-2009-to-Present.html)*
-Easy Brackets (http://www.easybrackets.com/) (Not available; still looking for a bike to use as a model for new brackets)


SADDLEBAG SYSTEMS (Universal Bags + Custom-Fit Brackets)
-Klicbag (http://www.klicbag.com/product/34/132/klicbag-brackets)
-US Saddlebag Company (http://ussaddlebag.com/saddlebags.html) (Kit not listed on website, but is available if you phone/email)


SEATS, SEAT COVERS, BACKRESTS
-Corbin Seats (Voyager, Nomad) (http://corbin.com/kawasaki/voyagermenu.shtml)
-Mustang Motorycle Seats (http://www.mustangseats.com/Default.aspx)
-Russel Cycle Products (Day-Long Seats) (http://www.day-long.com/)
-Ultimate Seats (Nomad, Voyager) (http://www.ultimateseats.ca/Kawasaki1700.html)


TOOLS, UTILITIES
-Oil Temp + Level Gauge (http://www.madcorider.com/)


WINDSHIELDS
-Rifle Soloshield (http://rifle.com/Rifle-SoloShieldtm-for-All-Cruisers-C531.aspx)
-Memphis Shades (http://www.memphisshades.com/metric-shades) (Shields will only mount using Trigger-Lock system; This is new information from Memphis Shades; awaiting member confirmation)

none
04-04-2011, 11:59 PM
The chrome cover from the 2009 2000 Classic fits on the 1700 Classic.
You can probably get it from your Kawasaki dealer but I bought mine from cheapcycleparts.com Cost $45.00. Here is the link:

http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/products/452798-kawasaki-14091-0352-hard-parts-cover-reservoir-tank

I took a photo, but I don't know how well it will show.

SpeedWorthy
04-05-2011, 10:02 AM
BenS, thanks for doing all of the work on this and thanks to everyone for providing info on your accessories. I have a 2009 Classic LT and expect to order exhaust, air kit and PC V in the next few days. This has been a real benefit. When I get my stuff I will try to post pics and sounds for everyone's viewing and listening pleasure.

BenS
04-05-2011, 12:53 PM
@None: the brake reservoir cover looks great. Thanks for posting up.
@SpeedWorthy: Glad you found it useful, and definitely the more photos, etc, the better. Thanks.

Updated list in Post #29 (Added brake reservoir cover)

Einstein
04-05-2011, 03:01 PM
Please add http://www.clearviewshields.com/ for windshields

Craig will have the 2009-11, 1700 Voyager and Vaquero added in a few weeks. He has taken my stock shield from the Vaquero back to the shop and will be making me a 14" Clear initially. He will add other heights later.


Current Kawasaki Motorcycle Windshields
Concours Windshields
KLR650 Windshields
Vulcan 1500 Windshields
KZ1000P Windshields Voyager 1200 Windshields
Mean Streak Windshields
Vulcan 1600 Windshields
Voyager 1300 Windshields
Nomad Windshields
Vulcan 2000 Windshields
Vulcan 900LT Windshields
Vulcan 2000LT Windshields

BenS
04-05-2011, 04:17 PM
LAST UPDATE: APRIL 5, 2011 (Brake Reservoir Cover, Windshields)

OEM (Kawasaki.com (http://www.kawasaki.com/KawasakiNew/Accessories2/PCModelFamily.aspx?intCatalogID=1&intCatalogType=4&ProductTypeID=63))
-Audio (iPod, XM Radio, Rear Speakers (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4079&highlight=speakers))*
-Windshields (Standard & Quick Release); nb: quick-release incompatible with OEM lowers
-Light Bar*
-Engine Guard*
-Back Rests and Racks
-Saddlebags, Luggage and Saddlebag Trim
-Seats
-Floorboards and Footpegs
-Chrome & Other Trim and Accents (Handlebar Clamps, Engine Side Cover Trim, Speedometer Visor, Brake Caliper Accents, Fender Trim) (See Bigmacbkr's impressions (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13898#post105933))*
-Electrical Accessories (eg. Accessory Power Socket)
-Brackets (GPS, Phone)
-Covers
-Mini Pump For Air Shocks


BACKRESTS (DRIVER AND PASSENGER)
-Grasshopper Limited (http://www.grasshopperlimited.com/Kawasaki.html)
-Cobra USA (http://www.cobrausa.com/access_detail.php?model_id=155&make_id=3&category_id=18&make=&model=Vulcan%201700%20Classic%20%2809-10%29&product=Sissy%20Bars/Luggage%20Racks)
-Ultimate Seats Backrests (http://www.ultimateseats.ca/Kawasaki1700.html)
-Utopia Products Backrest (http://www.utpr.com/)


DRESS-UP BITS
-Chrome Rear Brake Reservoir Cover (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14658&SID=45640xpnyl&dr_log=-1&linkout=http%3A//www.cheapcycleparts.com/products/452798-kawasaki-14091-0352-hard-parts-cover-reservoir-tank)
-Chrome World Front Axle Plug (http://www.chromeworld.com/ProductDetails/ProductDetails.aspx?pid={acff6f9e-3e76-4894-b37a-9de7244a7b46}&gid={f98d6a4a-3a6b-4e99-a050-75b5c7306c3f}&GroupName=Kawasaki+Vulcan+1700+Classic+Other+Acces sories&pname=Large+Front+Axle+Plug&Referer=&Alias=&ptct=SGR-SR&CTitle=&)
-Cobra USA license plate frame, oil dipstick (http://www.cobrausa.com/access_detail.php?model_id=155&make_id=3&category_id=3&make=&model=Vulcan%201700%20Classic%20%2809-10%29&product=Billet%20Accessories)
-Fender Tips (Front and Rear) (http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/cycle/nresults2.html?search_model=ka-085) (Available from Value Accessories; Front (http://store.valueaccessories.net/FrontFenderTipsFrontandRearofFrontFenderKawasakiVN 1700Allp.aspx); Rear (http://store.valueaccessories.net/RearFenderTipKawasakiVN1700All.aspx))
-Speedometer Cowl (http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/cycle/nresults2.html?search_model=ka-085)
-Voyager Fork Bullets, Fork Air Deflector, Windshield Trim, Radiator Cover, Driver Backrest, Heelrest, Saddlebag and Topcase Trims (http://www.cw-intl.com/pubvn-1700/vn-1700EN.html) (Available from Phat Performance Parts (http://www.phatperformanceparts.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=CWI-02-2957&CartID=1))
-Nomad Fairing, Fork Bullets, Fork Air Deflector, Windshield, Radiator Cover, Driver Backrest, Heelrest, Passenger Floorboard, Passenger Backrest, Luggage Rack, Saddlebag Trim (http://www.cw-intl.com/pubvn-1700/vn-1700EN.html)


ENGINE/CRASH GUARDS
-Cobra USA Fatty Freeway Bar (http://www.cobrausa.com/access_detail.php?model_id=155&make_id=3&category_id=4&product_id=2582&model=Vulcan%201700%20Classic%20%2809-10%29&product_type=Motorcycle%20Accessories&product_name=Fatty%20Freeway%20Bar)


ENGINE/CRASH GUARD CHAPS
-Desert Dawgs Engine Guard Chaps (http://www.desertdawgs.com/CTGY/kawasaki.html) (Nomad)
-Sage Brush Engine Guard Chaps (http://www.sagebrushdesigns.com/kawasaki.html) (Nomad, Classic w/ OEM Guards)
-AirLite Motorcycle Engine Guard Chaps (http://www.airlite.ca/) (Nomad)


EXHAUST
-Cobra USA, (Slip-On, Dragster, Speedster Long/Short/Slashdown, Tri-Oval, Scalloped) (http://www.cobrausa.com/)(Impressions, Video From Johnasara (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12801)) *
-D&D Slip-On Exhaust (Nomad, Voyager) (http://www.danddexhaust.com/catalog/2009/09/554-12.htm)
-Vance and Hines Big Shots (http://www.vanceandhines.com/products/kawasaki-09vulcan-bigshots/bigshots.html)


FAIRINGS
-Hoppe Industries (http://hoppeindustries.com/store/index.php?cPath=21_36)
-Memphis Shades (http://www.memphisshades.com/metric-shades/batwing-fairing/metric-batwing-fairing) (See Lifecast's Review (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9794))*
-Premeux (http://www.premeux.com/)
-Tsukayu (http://www.tsukayu.com/)

...Continued in next post

BenS
04-05-2011, 04:17 PM
FLOORBOARDS & PEGS
-Chrome OEM Floorboard Covers (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=86108#post86108) (Product Number (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10653&page=5#post100673))(Purchase (http://www.accessories4bikes.com/14091-0229-p-10304.html))
-Kuryakyn (http://www.customdynamics.com/metric_footpegs_boards_components.htm) (requires additional purchase of splined adaptor for VN1700 (http://www.customdynamics.com/splined_footpeg_adapter_fitment_chart.htm))
-Kuryakyn Highway Pegs (http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/460/Longhorn-Offset-Dually-Highway-Pegs)
-Kuryakyn Brake Pedal Pad (http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/1467/Flamin-Brake-Pedal-Pads)
-Marvellas (http://www.marvellas.com/)


FUEL PROCESSORS
-Dynojet Power Commander V (http://www.powercommander.com/powercommander/Products/PowerCommanderV/powercommander_v.aspx) (PCV From Indy Superbikes (http://www.indysuperbikes.com/))
-Power Commander V Autotune Kit (http://www.powercommander.com/powercommander/products/AutoTune/powercommander_autotune.aspx) (Nb: In software, turn off the Rev Extender (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14848))
-Electronic Jet Kit (http://www.electronicjetkit.com/Cruiser/viewproduct.asp?partnumber=9120277)
-FI2000 (http://www.fi2000r.com/page.php?section=28&gclid=CJyXmoWK3qcCFULf4AodaxmJCg)


HITCHES AND TOWING
-MCHitch (http://www.mchitch.com/)
-Marvellas (http://www.marvellas.com/)


INTAKE-RELATED
-K&N Air Filter (http://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?Prod=KA-1709)
-Thunder Mfg Air Intake Kits (http://www.thundermfg.com/store/index.php?l=product_list&c=80) and Big Air Kit (http://www.thundermfg.com/store/index.php?l=product_detail&p=352)


LIGHT BARS/DRIVING LIGHTS, OTHER LIGHTING
-Cobra USA (http://www.cobrausa.com/access_detail.php?model_id=155&make_id=3&category_id=15&make=&model=Vulcan%201700%20Classic%20%2809-10%29&product=Lightbars/Visors/Spotlights)
-Custom World International (http://www.cw-intl.com/pubvn-1700/vn-1700EN.html)
-Kuryakyn LED Run-Turn-Brake Spoiler (http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/3893/LED-Run-Turn-Brake-Spoiler)*


MISCELLANEOUS
-Cup Holder, Trunk Extender (Marvellas) (http://www.marvellas.com/)


RACKS (REAR, TRUNK AND SADDLEBAG)
-Irons in the Fire (http://ironsinthefire.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/show/392311)
-Star Accessories Trunk Rack (Perfect Fit for Voyager Trunk) (http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/detail.cfm?Category_ID=115&manufacturer_ID=165&product_ID=3161&sblid_name=Star_Yamaha_Accessories_Trunk_Rack_for_ Yamaha_1300_Royal_Star_Venture)
-Cooler/Luggage Rack (Marvellas) (http://www.marvellas.com/)


RADIATOR COVERS
-CWI VN2000 Rad Cover (Perfect Fit for VN1700) (http://store.valueaccessories.net/RadiatorCoverDiamondorFlameDesignKawasakiVN1700CLN omadVoy.aspx)
-Irate Customs Rad Covers (http://www.iratecustoms.com/Vulcan1700-tp2-42.html)


SADDLEBAG BRACKETS (QUICK-RELEASE)
-Edge Saddlebag Brackets (Formerly Known as Ghost Brackets) (http://www.edgeleather.com/Kawasaki-Motorcycles/Kawasaki-Vulcan-1500-/-1600-/-1700-Models/Vulcan-1700-Classic-2009-to-Present.html)*
-Easy Brackets (http://www.easybrackets.com/) (Not available; still looking for a bike to use as a model for new brackets)


SADDLEBAG SYSTEMS (Universal Bags + Custom-Fit Brackets)
-Klicbag (http://www.klicbag.com/product/34/132/klicbag-brackets)
-US Saddlebag Company (http://ussaddlebag.com/saddlebags.html) (Kit not listed on website, but is available if you phone/email)


SEATS, SEAT COVERS, BACKRESTS
-Corbin Seats (Voyager, Nomad) (http://corbin.com/kawasaki/voyagermenu.shtml)
-Mustang Motorycle Seats (http://www.mustangseats.com/Default.aspx)
-Russel Cycle Products (Day-Long Seats) (http://www.day-long.com/)
-Ultimate Seats (Nomad, Voyager) (http://www.ultimateseats.ca/Kawasaki1700.html)


TOOLS, UTILITIES
-Oil Temp + Level Gauge (http://www.madcorider.com/)


WINDSHIELDS
-Clearview Shields (http://www.clearviewshields.com/) (Voyager, Vaquero)
-Rifle Soloshield (http://rifle.com/Rifle-SoloShieldtm-for-All-Cruisers-C531.aspx)
-Memphis Shades (http://www.memphisshades.com/metric-shades) (Shields will only mount using Trigger-Lock system; This is new information from Memphis Shades; awaiting member confirmation)

BenS
04-05-2011, 04:22 PM
Thanks, Einstein. Updated list in posts #34 and #35 (too long for a single post, now).

bigblue
04-06-2011, 06:24 PM
http://4wheelonline.com/atv/Cardo_Scala_Rider_Bluetooth_2-Way_Radios.141591
Scala cardo bluetooth intercom -great deal

none
04-20-2011, 08:17 PM
A couple of photos installed. I chose the dark gray but comes in clear and light gray. Easy install and nice heavy chromed billet brackets. It is 15" but can be adjusted up to 19". I just wanted to take the wind off my chest and diverted over the head. You can also adjust the angle of the shield.

none
04-20-2011, 08:42 PM
I went away on business and when I came home the windshield and a bunch of products from Kuryakyn were waiting when I got back. I installed ISO grips, large throttle boss,horn cover,rear brake lever iso cover, heal and toe shifter cover, Kawasaki engine billet to replace the black plastic and a national cycles speedo cowl. I also had my seat reworked by Spencer (greatdaytoride.com) I sent it UPS on a Friday and it was back to me on the following Thursday. I haven't had a chance to test it out yet but it feels and looks great. I bought my parts from phatperformanceparts.com. Great prices and quick ship. I bought a K&N filter from them and it was twenty dollars cheaper then every where else.

The rear brake pedal cover requires drilling and the heal cover has to be manipulated to be able to close it all the way

none
04-20-2011, 08:43 PM
Some more photos

dvldwg
04-21-2011, 10:28 AM
I went away on business and when I came home the windshield and a bunch of products from Kuryakyn were waiting when I got back. I installed ISO grips, large throttle boss,horn cover,rear brake lever iso cover, heal and toe shifter cover, Kawasaki engine billet to replace the black plastic and a national cycles speedo cowl. I also had my seat reworked by Spencer (greatdaytoride.com) I sent it UPS on a Friday and it was back to me on the following Thursday. I haven't had a chance to test it out yet but it feels and looks great. I bought my parts from phatperformanceparts.com. Great prices and quick ship. I bought a K&N filter from them and it was twenty dollars cheaper then every where else.

The rear brake pedal cover requires drilling and the heal cover has to be manipulated to be able to close it all the way


Bike looks good. Do you have a part number for the shifter heal cover. I have the toe cover.

none
04-21-2011, 04:59 PM
The part # 4029
http://www.phatperformanceparts.com/Kuryakyn_Shift_or_Brake_Pedal_Pad_Cover_for_Metric _p/4029.htm

http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/911/Shift-Brake-Pedal-Pad-Covers

Stitch
04-21-2011, 07:07 PM
Beverage holder - bicycle bottle holder fastened to left down tube next to radiator with automotive mounting tape and heavy duty black wires. Black travel mug. Total $12. Actually it looks good and functions well.

Memphis Shades Batwing. Like the more rounded look over most batwings. Good for the money. Less adjustable than I like. Required removal of chrome bracket holding wires and cables on triple tree. Looked bad with windshield off. Had machinist friend mill off the back of the stock piece flush and put back on. Looks great.

Windshield bag. Removed two mounting bolts on back of Batwing and added a piece of aluminum flatstock between them. Mounted 10" tool bag. Cost $40 bucks total. Functions and looks good.

Roadie
04-24-2011, 11:28 PM
Tank Bibs for the Vaquero and Voyager by www.sagebrushdesigns.com (http://www.sagebrushdesigns.com) and go to the Tank Bib page and go down about two thirds way, you will see the Bibs for the Vaquero and Voyager, one and the same.

http://www.sagebrushdesigns.com/images/photos/Voyageur-tank-bib.jpg

Einstein
04-24-2011, 11:39 PM
I looked all over that site and do not see a single item for those bikes, can you post the direct link to them.

Roadie
04-24-2011, 11:47 PM
I looked all over that site and do not see a single item for those bikes, can you post the direct link to them.


I posted the pics here under Vuclan 1700 Forum, you have to call Sage Brush Designs or have to email them. I have been corresponding with them and they decided to go out to their local dealer and measure the Vaquero and then make some Bibs for it and then emailed me so I could post here online.

So, contact them and they can order one for you, with or without conchos.

Check out the post at: http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15700

Einstein
04-25-2011, 12:31 AM
I posted the pics here under Vuclan 1700 Forum, you have to call Sage Brush Designs or have to email them. I have been corresponding with them and they decided to go out to their local dealer and measure the Vaquero and then make some Bibs for it and then emailed me so I could post here online.

So, contact them and they can order one for you, with or without conchos.

Check out the post at: http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15700

I'll contact them for some photos, I want to see what they are making, can't see much in that little photo, Thanks for the info

Roadie
04-25-2011, 12:47 AM
I'll contact them for some photos, I want to see what they are making, can't see much in that little photo, Thanks for the info


If you click on the thumbnail pix on my original post , they will open up with a larger photo view, just click on them at: http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15700

BenS
05-18-2011, 04:49 PM
LAST UPDATE: MAY 18, 2011 (Bags, Bibs, Pockets)

OEM (Kawasaki.com (http://www.kawasaki.com/KawasakiNew/Accessories2/PCModelFamily.aspx?intCatalogID=1&intCatalogType=4&ProductTypeID=63))
-Audio (iPod, XM Radio, Rear Speakers (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4079&highlight=speakers))*
-Windshields (Standard & Quick Release); nb: quick-release incompatible with OEM lowers
-Light Bar*
-Engine Guard*
-Back Rests and Racks
-Saddlebags, Luggage and Saddlebag Trim
-Seats
-Floorboards and Footpegs
-Chrome & Other Trim and Accents (Handlebar Clamps, Engine Side Cover Trim, Speedometer Visor, Brake Caliper Accents, Fender Trim) (See Bigmacbkr's impressions (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13898#post105933))*
-Electrical Accessories (eg. Accessory Power Socket)
-Brackets (GPS, Phone)
-Covers
-Mini Pump For Air Shocks


BACKRESTS (DRIVER AND PASSENGER)
-Grasshopper Limited (http://www.grasshopperlimited.com/Kawasaki.html)
-Cobra USA (http://www.cobrausa.com/access_detail.php?model_id=155&make_id=3&category_id=18&make=&model=Vulcan%201700%20Classic%20%2809-10%29&product=Sissy%20Bars/Luggage%20Racks)
-Ultimate Seats Backrests (http://www.ultimateseats.ca/Kawasaki1700.html)
-Utopia Products Backrest (http://www.utpr.com/)


BAGS, TANK/FENDER BIBS, POCKETS
-Sagebrush Designs (http://www.sagebrushdesigns.com/)


DRESS-UP BITS
-Chrome Rear Brake Reservoir Cover (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14658&SID=45640xpnyl&dr_log=-1&linkout=http%3A//www.cheapcycleparts.com/products/452798-kawasaki-14091-0352-hard-parts-cover-reservoir-tank)
-Chrome World Front Axle Plug (http://www.chromeworld.com/ProductDetails/ProductDetails.aspx?pid={acff6f9e-3e76-4894-b37a-9de7244a7b46}&gid={f98d6a4a-3a6b-4e99-a050-75b5c7306c3f}&GroupName=Kawasaki+Vulcan+1700+Classic+Other+Acces sories&pname=Large+Front+Axle+Plug&Referer=&Alias=&ptct=SGR-SR&CTitle=&)
-Cobra USA license plate frame, oil dipstick (http://www.cobrausa.com/access_detail.php?model_id=155&make_id=3&category_id=3&make=&model=Vulcan%201700%20Classic%20%2809-10%29&product=Billet%20Accessories)
-Fender Tips (Front and Rear) (http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/cycle/nresults2.html?search_model=ka-085) (Available from Value Accessories; Front (http://store.valueaccessories.net/FrontFenderTipsFrontandRearofFrontFenderKawasakiVN 1700Allp.aspx); Rear (http://store.valueaccessories.net/RearFenderTipKawasakiVN1700All.aspx))
-Speedometer Cowl (http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/cycle/nresults2.html?search_model=ka-085)
-Voyager Fork Bullets, Fork Air Deflector, Windshield Trim, Radiator Cover, Driver Backrest, Heelrest, Saddlebag and Topcase Trims (http://www.cw-intl.com/pubvn-1700/vn-1700EN.html) (Available from Phat Performance Parts (http://www.phatperformanceparts.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=CWI-02-2957&CartID=1))
-Nomad Fairing, Fork Bullets, Fork Air Deflector, Windshield, Radiator Cover, Driver Backrest, Heelrest, Passenger Floorboard, Passenger Backrest, Luggage Rack, Saddlebag Trim (http://www.cw-intl.com/pubvn-1700/vn-1700EN.html)


ENGINE/CRASH GUARDS
-Cobra USA Fatty Freeway Bar (http://www.cobrausa.com/access_detail.php?model_id=155&make_id=3&category_id=4&product_id=2582&model=Vulcan%201700%20Classic%20%2809-10%29&product_type=Motorcycle%20Accessories&product_name=Fatty%20Freeway%20Bar)


ENGINE/CRASH GUARD CHAPS
-Desert Dawgs Engine Guard Chaps (http://www.desertdawgs.com/CTGY/kawasaki.html) (Nomad)
-Sage Brush Engine Guard Chaps (http://www.sagebrushdesigns.com/kawasaki.html) (Nomad, Classic w/ OEM Guards)
-AirLite Motorcycle Engine Guard Chaps (http://www.airlite.ca/) (Nomad)


EXHAUST
-Cobra USA, (Slip-On, Dragster, Speedster Long/Short/Slashdown, Tri-Oval, Scalloped) (http://www.cobrausa.com/)(Impressions, Video From Johnasara (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12801)) *
-D&D Slip-On Exhaust (Nomad, Voyager) (http://www.danddexhaust.com/catalog/2009/09/554-12.htm)
-Vance and Hines Big Shots (http://www.vanceandhines.com/products/kawasaki-09vulcan-bigshots/bigshots.html)


FAIRINGS
-Hoppe Industries (http://hoppeindustries.com/store/index.php?cPath=21_36)
-Memphis Shades (http://www.memphisshades.com/metric-shades/batwing-fairing/metric-batwing-fairing) (See Lifecast's Review (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9794))*
-Premeux (http://www.premeux.com/)
-Tsukayu (http://www.tsukayu.com/)

...Continued in next post

BenS
05-18-2011, 04:49 PM
FLOORBOARDS & PEGS
-Chrome OEM Floorboard Covers (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=86108#post86108) (Product Number (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10653&page=5#post100673))(Purchase (http://www.accessories4bikes.com/14091-0229-p-10304.html))
-Kuryakyn (http://www.customdynamics.com/metric_footpegs_boards_components.htm) (requires additional purchase of splined adaptor for VN1700 (http://www.customdynamics.com/splined_footpeg_adapter_fitment_chart.htm))
-Kuryakyn Highway Pegs (http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/460/Longhorn-Offset-Dually-Highway-Pegs)
-Kuryakyn Brake Pedal Pad (http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/1467/Flamin-Brake-Pedal-Pads)
-Marvellas (http://www.marvellas.com/)


FUEL PROCESSORS
-Dynojet Power Commander V (http://www.powercommander.com/powercommander/Products/PowerCommanderV/powercommander_v.aspx) (PCV From Indy Superbikes (http://www.indysuperbikes.com/))
-Power Commander V Autotune Kit (http://www.powercommander.com/powercommander/products/AutoTune/powercommander_autotune.aspx) (Nb: In software, turn off the Rev Extender (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14848))
-Electronic Jet Kit (http://www.electronicjetkit.com/Cruiser/viewproduct.asp?partnumber=9120277)
-FI2000 (http://www.fi2000r.com/page.php?section=28&gclid=CJyXmoWK3qcCFULf4AodaxmJCg)


HITCHES AND TOWING
-MCHitch (http://www.mchitch.com/)
-Marvellas (http://www.marvellas.com/)


INTAKE-RELATED
-K&N Air Filter (http://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?Prod=KA-1709)
-Thunder Mfg Air Intake Kits (http://www.thundermfg.com/store/index.php?l=product_list&c=80) and Big Air Kit (http://www.thundermfg.com/store/index.php?l=product_detail&p=352)


LIGHT BARS/DRIVING LIGHTS, OTHER LIGHTING
-Cobra USA (http://www.cobrausa.com/access_detail.php?model_id=155&make_id=3&category_id=15&make=&model=Vulcan%201700%20Classic%20%2809-10%29&product=Lightbars/Visors/Spotlights)
-Custom World International (http://www.cw-intl.com/pubvn-1700/vn-1700EN.html)
-Kuryakyn LED Run-Turn-Brake Spoiler (http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/3893/LED-Run-Turn-Brake-Spoiler)*


MISCELLANEOUS
-Cup Holder, Trunk Extender (Marvellas) (http://www.marvellas.com/)


RACKS (REAR, TRUNK AND SADDLEBAG)
-Irons in the Fire (http://ironsinthefire.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/show/392311)
-Star Accessories Trunk Rack (Perfect Fit for Voyager Trunk) (http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/detail.cfm?Category_ID=115&manufacturer_ID=165&product_ID=3161&sblid_name=Star_Yamaha_Accessories_Trunk_Rack_for_ Yamaha_1300_Royal_Star_Venture)
-Cooler/Luggage Rack (Marvellas) (http://www.marvellas.com/)


RADIATOR COVERS
-CWI VN2000 Rad Cover (Perfect Fit for VN1700) (http://store.valueaccessories.net/RadiatorCoverDiamondorFlameDesignKawasakiVN1700CLN omadVoy.aspx)
-Irate Customs Rad Covers (http://www.iratecustoms.com/Vulcan1700-tp2-42.html)


SADDLEBAG BRACKETS (QUICK-RELEASE)
-Edge Saddlebag Brackets (Formerly Known as Ghost Brackets) (http://www.edgeleather.com/Kawasaki-Motorcycles/Kawasaki-Vulcan-1500-/-1600-/-1700-Models/Vulcan-1700-Classic-2009-to-Present.html)*
-Easy Brackets (http://www.easybrackets.com/) (Not available; still looking for a bike to use as a model for new brackets)


SADDLEBAG SYSTEMS (Universal Bags + Custom-Fit Brackets)
-Klicbag (http://www.klicbag.com/product/34/132/klicbag-brackets)
-US Saddlebag Company (http://ussaddlebag.com/saddlebags.html) (Kit not listed on website, but is available if you phone/email)


SEATS, SEAT COVERS, BACKRESTS
-Corbin Seats (Voyager, Nomad) (http://corbin.com/kawasaki/voyagermenu.shtml)
-Mustang Motorycle Seats (http://www.mustangseats.com/Default.aspx)
-Russel Cycle Products (Day-Long Seats) (http://www.day-long.com/)
-Ultimate Seats (Nomad, Voyager) (http://www.ultimateseats.ca/Kawasaki1700.html)


TOOLS, UTILITIES
-Oil Temp + Level Gauge (http://www.madcorider.com/)


WINDSHIELDS
-Clearview Shields (http://www.clearviewshields.com/) (Voyager, Vaquero)
-Rifle Soloshield (http://rifle.com/Rifle-SoloShieldtm-for-All-Cruisers-C531.aspx)
-Memphis Shades (http://www.memphisshades.com/metric-shades) (Shields will only mount using Trigger-Lock system; This is new information from Memphis Shades; awaiting member confirmation)

willis
05-25-2011, 08:37 PM
Wow what a great job you have done on that bike! I'm wondering which top box rack did you use and I have to mention the leather insert really finishes it off nicely. Looking for a rack and now looking for someone to make up a leather insert. The flags are also a nice touch - Great job!

captj3
06-05-2011, 09:25 AM
I'm not sure if anyone knows this, but Kawasaki now has a quick release bracket for the Nomad windshield. It's a bit pricey msrp $399. Part number K99994-0178.

chrisboggsfmc
06-16-2011, 10:52 PM
Beverage holder - bicycle bottle holder fastened to left down tube next to radiator with automotive mounting tape and heavy duty black wires. Black travel mug. Total $12. Actually it looks good and functions well.

Memphis Shades Batwing. Like the more rounded look over most batwings. Good for the money. Less adjustable than I like. Required removal of chrome bracket holding wires and cables on triple tree. Looked bad with windshield off. Had machinist friend mill off the back of the stock piece flush and put back on. Looks great.

Windshield bag. Removed two mounting bolts on back of Batwing and added a piece of aluminum flatstock between them. Mounted 10" tool bag. Cost $40 bucks total. Functions and looks good.

Stitch. Can you give a little more info / pics on how you mounted the additional water bottle, and what your using for a windshield bag? Thanks

xxxxxPGRGator
06-27-2011, 11:21 AM
Great links everyone, I appreciate the thread!
Gator

Roadie
06-27-2011, 11:55 AM
Grasshopper is now making a driver's quick release backrest for the Vaquero. You can find the Grasshopper Online Store at eBay and the backrest assembly there for about 90 bucks.

http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=6306&d=1308949589

Roadie
06-28-2011, 12:46 PM
Most powerful magnetic oil drain plugs in the world are now available for all Kawasaki bikes, I bought some and after my first oil change done at my Dealership, the bike mechanic was highly impressed and decided to buy a pair for his Voyager as I had done for my Vaquero.

more info here: http://www.drainplugmagnets.com/videopresentations.html

wbilotta
06-28-2011, 12:54 PM
Most powerful magnetic oil drain plugs in the world are now available for all Kawasaki bikes, I bought some and after my first oil change done at my Dealership, the bike mechanic was highly impressed and decided to buy a pair for his Voyager as I had done for my Vaquero.

more info here: http://www.drainplugmagnets.com/videopresentations.html

After watching the second video I'm curious as to how many of the metal filings would stay attached once the oil is moving/splashing around in the oil pan.

Roadie
06-28-2011, 03:08 PM
Think it will hold it all, the mechanic at the Dealer says it did great in his opinion and ordered some for his own bike. Better catch some than none as far as I am concerned. Had them on my Yamaha for 4 years and my motor was sound when I sold it for my Vaquero.

DrNo
06-28-2011, 05:16 PM
I use a magnet on my oil filter. Magnet is out of a computer hardrive. Very small. Very powerfull. I move it from filter to filter.

davidsheek
07-02-2011, 05:26 PM
Most powerful magnetic oil drain plugs in the world are now available for all Kawasaki bikes, I bought some and after my first oil change done at my Dealership, the bike mechanic was highly impressed and decided to buy a pair for his Voyager as I had done for my Vaquero.

more info here: http://www.drainplugmagnets.com/videopresentations.html

I ordered me one today Roadie, but just one. That's a little high I think.:(

Roadie
07-03-2011, 12:55 PM
Hey, one is better than none in my opinion, and they are a lot cheaper than engine work or trans work form metal in the crankcase getting into moving parts.

Roadie
07-11-2011, 11:51 PM
Another Link for aftermarket parts for the Vaquero:

http://www.bigbikeparts.com/News/Vaquero%20-%2005-25-11%2021.58

firefixer
07-26-2011, 04:24 PM
Added Cobra pipes to my VN1700. Also added a power commander V. I am having popping during deacceleration. Looked at the map the shop put in and it only has -5 values in the 0 and 5% throttle position. The stock map has values in almost every position. Anyone have a map that works or any suggestions? My local dyno wants $350.00 to set it up. Thanks in advance

firefixer
07-28-2011, 10:04 AM
Did you have the Power commander tuned with a dyno or not? I have a 1700 classis with Cobra Long pipes and am having problems with popping and crackling during decelleration. If you have no problems, what does your map look like. You can e-mail me at jjfire@sio.midco.net. Thanks in advance for any info.

captj3
07-29-2011, 08:37 AM
Firefixer if you remove the intake box on the right side you will see a small hole with a hose attached on the back of the plate. If you plug the hose and then reconnect it it will reduce the decel popping a lot. Did you ever do the marbling to your 900? It is the same thing. I just installed cobra tri-ovals on my nomad and did this to the intake and it made a big difference.

Top K
07-29-2011, 01:21 PM
some of you Voyager owners might be interested in this. take a look at this spoiler / tail light offer by kuryakyn. http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/3893/LED-Run-Turn-Brake-Spoiler
it fits the Ultra Tour Pak on top of the trunk lid behind the luggage rack.
BUT !!! it also fits under the trunk of the Voyager like it was made for it. installation was fairly easy (about an hour) and the wiring was even easier. 5 wires that run right under the trunk to the right side of the battery and tie in to the harness. all L.E.D. including amber turn signals built in. i am very happy with the outcome. let me know what ya think.

Sienna V


Interesting mod - I won't ask how you figured it would work on the Voyager, let alone risk eating the shipping costs if it didn't work to send it back. How did you attach it to the trunk? The other question I have is since it's installed upside down, how did you get the directionals to flash on the correct side? Being upside down, I would think if you hit your blinker for a left hand turn, the right side of your spoiler would flash. I assume the answer is the spoiler has separate leads (left and right) and you tapped into the correct left/right wiring on the bike.

Oldturer
08-28-2011, 08:03 AM
I bought the VV 1700 ABS in July and have been reading this thread to buy Acc's for it. I put Marvella's trailer hitch on and made a 400+ mile round trip and bought the trailer yesterday. Now, can anyone tell me what harness is best? I want to make sure I don't screw up the electronics on the bike. The trailer has the Kuryakin [?] plug I think. The guy had a wing to pull it with. It's a five wire [almost] square plug. I'm not a cheapO guy, but, $134.00 for a wiring harness? I like $7.00 best. I get real ticked when companies rip off MC owners just because they figure we HAVE to buy it from them.

BenS, thanks for this thread; it's saved me money already.

Wow, found my answer just after posting this. This is the plug I'm referring to. http://www.easternmarine.com/Square-6-Plug-Trunk-Connector-Set-47995/ I'm sure I can find it local now that I know what it is. The next item to add to "Clydesdale" is the trunk rack. Later guys, ride safe!

chrisboggsfmc
08-28-2011, 10:46 PM
I bought the VV 1700 ABS in July and have been reading this thread to buy Acc's for it. I put Marvella's trailer hitch on and made a 400+ mile round trip and bought the trailer yesterday. Now, can anyone tell me what harness is best? I want to make sure I don't screw up the electronics on the bike. The trailer has the Kuryakin [?] plug I think. The guy had a wing to pull it with. It's a five wire [almost] square plug. I'm not a cheapO guy, but, $134.00 for a wiring harness? I like $7.00 best. I get real ticked when companies rip off MC owners just because they figure we HAVE to buy it from them.

BenS, thanks for this thread; it's saved me money already.

Wow, found my answer just after posting this. This is the plug I'm referring to. http://www.easternmarine.com/Square-6-Plug-Trunk-Connector-Set-47995/ I'm sure I can find it local now that I know what it is. The next item to add to "Clydesdale" is the trunk rack. Later guys, ride safe!

I just order a cheap relay for a Goldwing from ChromeWord. Since the wiring coloring is not the same it took quite a bit of hunt and peck, but I finally got the right colors together. Been working like a charm. I think $25 delivered?

2011kaw
09-27-2011, 08:10 PM
this windshield is a good idea baggershield

LarrHa
11-13-2011, 07:08 AM
I found some great LED lighting packages for bikes at www.LEDLights4Bikes.Com
I ran the Electropods on my 900 but to light up the VV, it would have cost a small fortune, since the VV has so many places to hide lights. These were much more cost effective and help a good lookin' machine look even better (not to mention increasing your visibility at night, which is never a bad thing).

Now I just need a chrome radiator cover to bounce some of these lights off of... does anyone make one for the VV ?

Oldturer
11-13-2011, 07:42 AM
I found some great LED lighting packages for bikes at www.LEDLights4Bikes.Com
I ran the Electropods on my 900 but to light up the VV, it would have cost a small fortune, since the VV has so many places to hide lights. These were much more cost effective and help a good lookin' machine look even better (not to mention increasing your visibility at night, which is never a bad thing).

Now I just need a chrome radiator cover to bounce some of these lights off of... does anyone make one for the VV ?

I agree about the small fortune, they are proud of the LED's. I ended up buying several strips from AutoZone and they do okay. I ran all of them to one switch I mounted on the left side cover. I drilled in the front tip of it and it worked out great. I have the black/red bike, so, I put red around the engine/frame and amber around the seats/trunk. I get alot of comments, and #1 that rides 2up likes it, I have to. I now have two sets with 8in neon lights I am considering mounting inside the fairing to illuminate the radiator cover I'm ordering. I saw a thread on one of these forums and they guys were making a list of suppliers and one had several designs of shrouds. I ordered a trailer hitch off one of the suppliers they had listed. I am very pleased to get a quality hitch for the price I paid. I wish I had the link, but it's been awhile since visiting it. Safe riding, Larry; skin grafting hurts like hell.

LarrHa
11-13-2011, 07:50 AM
I found some great LED lighting packages for bikes at www.LEDLights4Bikes.Com
I ran the Electropods on my 900 but to light up the VV, it would have cost a small fortune, since the VV has so many places to hide lights. These were much more cost effective and help a good lookin' machine look even better (not to mention increasing your visibility at night, which is never a bad thing).

Now I just need a chrome radiator cover to bounce some of these lights off of... does anyone make one for the VV ?

Hmmmmm, just found a couple on this same part of the forum... shoulda read the whole thing first, eh?

But, I'm noticing that most of the custom radiator covers look like they would impede the airflow into the radiator quite a bit... is this a good thing with an engine that runs like a blast furnace even with GOOD airflow around it? Has anyone used those from Irate or Value Accessories? They look good, they just look like they would make the heat situation worse... ?

LarrHa
11-13-2011, 07:57 AM
I agree about the small fortune, they are proud of the LED's. I ended up buying several strips from AutoZone and they do okay. I ran all of them to one switch I mounted on the left side cover. I drilled in the front tip of it and it worked out great. I have the black/red bike, so, I put red around the engine/frame and amber around the seats/trunk. I get alot of comments, and #1 that rides 2up likes it, I have to. I now have two sets with 8in neon lights I am considering mounting inside the fairing to illuminate the radiator cover I'm ordering. I saw a thread on one of these forums and they guys were making a list of suppliers and one had several designs of shrouds. I ordered a trailer hitch off one of the suppliers they had listed. I am very pleased to get a quality hitch for the price I paid. I wish I had the link, but it's been awhile since visiting it. Safe riding, Larry; skin grafting hurts like hell.

Well, OT, I've never had a skin graft myself (nor do i hope to ever NEED one) but I've taken care of plenty of them at the hospital... and they don't look fun at all...

I did the Autozone thing while trying to outfit my g/f's bike and stay away from the Electropods; thought they were pretty cool at the time, but at $27 for 2 20" strips, that wasn't gonna be cheap either, to light it up to her satisfaction (and you know how THAT is, trying to please the little woman...lol). These we have now are 7 color, remote controlled and make us very visible.... She's happy now, so I'm happy... LOL

Be safe!

Oldturer
11-13-2011, 08:06 AM
Hmmmmm, just found a couple on this same part of the forum... shoulda read the whole thing first, eh?

But, I'm noticing that most of the custom radiator covers look like they would impede the airflow into the radiator quite a bit... is this a good thing with an engine that runs like a blast furnace even with GOOD airflow around it? Has anyone used those from Irage or Value Accessories? They look good, they just look like they would make the heat situation worse... ?

I bought my bike on July 11th of this year. I roasted to a bright red before I got home..just 28 miles. I went to work on it, took off the exhaust system and wrapped it [except mufflers] with header wrap from O'Reileys and sprayed it down with the silicone that cooked for about 5-10 miles and smelled aweful. But, it cooled it down quite abit. I then, bought a product from Southhaven Kawa just south of Memphis and he was the only dealer to have it. He bought it for his ride and I got the rest of the bottle. It's added to the radiator and it helped as well. My bike then ran almost halfway on the needle then, now, its much less. Linda and I could ride a long time without roasting after doing all this add on's. The water cooling on this bike is for upper heads only, so it doesn't do much for cooling the entire motor. We were very pleased with the wrapping...just make sure its tight and not too over lapped, or your chrome covers wont fit right. One can't tell I did it from looking, I have to point it out on the crossover.

Top K
11-13-2011, 04:11 PM
I found some great LED lighting packages for bikes at www.LEDLights4Bikes.Com
I ran the Electropods on my 900 but to light up the VV, it would have cost a small fortune, since the VV has so many places to hide lights. These were much more cost effective and help a good lookin' machine look even better (not to mention increasing your visibility at night, which is never a bad thing).

Now I just need a chrome radiator cover to bounce some of these lights off of... does anyone make one for the VV ?

Here ya go.....I went with the Flame design - have had it on for a year and half now. I was a little leery of putting a radiator cover on a bike that is "warm", but I noticed no difference in the temp gauge before and after. :)

http://store.valueaccessories.net/radiatorcoverdiamondorflamedesignkawasakivn1700cln omadvoy.aspx

Oldturer
11-15-2011, 07:39 AM
Here ya go.....I went with the Flame design - have had it on for a year and half now. I was a little leery of putting a radiator cover on a bike that is "warm", but I noticed no difference in the temp gauge before and after. :)

http://store.valueaccessories.net/radiatorcoverdiamondorflamedesignkawasakivn1700cln omadvoy.aspx

I'm bet n the flame design would have been the very one to make it run hotter if any would. But, I'm glad to know it works. I'm thinking about getting really creative since the harvest season is ending for me. I'm retired twice over, but working for a large farm...makes me a glutton for punishment I guess. I want to try my hand at making my own shroud. I want to have it "IN GOD WE TRUST" stamped in and put the blue neon inside. Of course I will have it chromed. I'm disgruntled the chrome we are fed is not good quality, some is, some isn't, but its all high dollar.

Big Reyn
11-15-2011, 08:55 AM
Good morning, has anyone used the EJK (electronic jet kit) and if so how does it compare to the PCV and the FI2000R? What is the How easy/difficult is it to use?

davidsheek
11-15-2011, 09:23 AM
Good morning, has anyone used the EJK (electronic jet kit) and if so how does it compare to the PCV and the FI2000R? What is the How easy/difficult is it to use?

Wow, like the old saying: Learn something everyday! I've been around bikes a long time and haven't heard of that one. Do they make it for the V1700?:confused:

Big Reyn
11-15-2011, 09:48 AM
davidsheek, I just talked to the tech department for EJk. The tech said that they originally made Cobra's processors. He gave me two part numbers for the 1700 line (GEN 2 Part#2050ST $245.00 and GEN 3 Part#9120277 $250). He also said that they are way ahead of Cobra in their technology. Both processors are set up for stage one modifications (Pipes and Air Kit).

Roadie
12-07-2011, 11:15 PM
Road Bar/Engine Guard Bar Chaps for the Vaquero, check these out, I got a pair and they fit great, make just for the Vaquero because of the fairing and how the road bars fit behind the faring. Will use them in the cold months and take them off in the warm/hot months.

http://www.classicchaps.com/My_Homepage_Files/Page7l.html



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Einstein
12-08-2011, 08:21 AM
Road Bar/Engine Guard Bar Chaps for the Vaquero, check these out, I got a pair and they fit great, make just for the Vaquero because of the fairing and how the road bars fit behind the faring. Will use them in the cold months and take them off in the warm/hot months.

http://www.classicchaps.com/My_Homepage_Files/Page7l.html



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They look OK, but I see on the web photo they still hit the fairing at the top. That will leave a mark after a while, do you see that on yours? Also how are they attached?

Roadie
12-08-2011, 12:09 PM
They fasten real tight at the top of the bars using Velcro, attaching where the bar end brackets onto the down tube. They do not seem to move around and thus will cut down on paint rub and wear, but only will have them on my bike when it is cold, otherwise, will ride with them off.

2011kaw
12-22-2011, 08:36 PM
2011 voyager and would like to put head sets on for rider and pass. have the kaw ends to plug into what is the best out there

Napom
12-23-2011, 06:09 AM
2011 voyager and would like to put head sets on for rider and pass. have the kaw ends to plug into what is the best out there

If you already mounted the connectors on the bike, get the Kaw head set for the passenger and a J&M 7 Pin Set for you. IMHO the J&M is the better of the two, but the Kaw set gives the passenger independent volume control and PTT ability if they want to chat up on the CB (If you have that installed)

twowheeladdict
12-23-2011, 08:11 AM
If you already mounted the connectors on the bike, get the Kaw head set for the passenger and a J&M 7 Pin Set for you. IMHO the J&M is the better of the two, but the Kaw set gives the passenger independent volume control and PTT ability if they want to chat up on the CB (If you have that installed)

I think I read where J&M now has the passenger set with the volume control and PTT.

I have the Kawasaki headsets and they work great for my wife and I. One nice feature about this bike is that you can have the bike speakers and the helmet speakers playing at the same time. The bike speakers provide the bass and some midrange and the helmet speakers provide the midrange and highs.

2011kaw
12-23-2011, 10:35 AM
thank you i also was reading up on this and seen a company name edset.com is a good company also. and coming out with a system few weeks

element80
01-14-2012, 03:27 PM
just purchased 8" to 12.5" kit...will update on performance and quality when I get a few miles on it.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/387819_3065969126465_1180628942_33357160_566770125 _n.jpg

goudgar
02-04-2012, 02:12 PM
Not sure if I saw these on your list or not, but RAM mounts and iPhone/iPod dock extenders so that iPhone/iPod can be handlebar mounted:

http://www.ram-mount.com/EmptyPages/GPS/MotorcycleMounts/motorcyclecradles/tabid/3942/Default.aspx

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/dock-extender-data-charging-cable-for-all-ipod-iphone-2g-3g-3gs-black-80cm-30394

Gary

element80
02-05-2012, 12:45 AM
just purchased 8" to 12.5" kit...will update on performance and quality when I get a few miles on it.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/408943_3122614342560_1180628942_33377478_120851751 0_n.jpg

Quality is nice, on days where it is not sunny, or below 50F it gets tough to switch the shield height quickly...you have to wait for the rubber to relax. The knobs sit well below my line of sight and it doesn't bother me at all. I am 5"11 and with the shield up, I get air above my hairline, with it down, I get it in my face but it is clean air. If I have a full face on, I would ride with it down, with it up, I could almost ride with a baseball hat (backwards)...If you only ride highway, you would want more protection, but I am about 90% city, 10% country road....going to ride to Eureka Springs Ar in April, we will see how it does on extended highway riding then...should have a mix of warm and cold weather.

NMGoose
04-09-2012, 05:43 PM
I parked next to a HD Sportster today in a Sam's Club parking lot. I noticed it had a leather protector at the lower end of the tank where the seat sits. I have noticed on my Nomad some discoloration on the tank at this point where my chaps and/or pants are rubbing while riding. It appears my legs rubbing at that point is starting to rub the paint finish off. Does anyone know if there is an accessory for the Nomads similar to what I saw on the HD Sportster to prevent this from happening?

wbilotta
04-09-2012, 06:33 PM
I parked next to a HD Sportster today in a Sam's Club parking lot. I noticed it had a leather protector at the lower end of the tank where the seat sits. I have noticed on my Nomad some discoloration on the tank at this point where my chaps and/or pants are rubbing while riding. It appears my legs rubbing at that point is starting to rub the paint finish off. Does anyone know if there is an accessory for the Nomads similar to what I saw on the HD Sportster to prevent this from happening?

There is a company out there making tank bibs for our bikes. I think their name is Sage Brush or something similar. If you search this forum you'll find them. Supposed to be quality items from what others have said.

Edit: Found em' Tank bibs for the Kawasaki's (http://www.sagebrushdesigns.com/tank_bib.html)

Einstein
04-09-2012, 08:13 PM
I parked next to a HD Sportster today in a Sam's Club parking lot. I noticed it had a leather protector at the lower end of the tank where the seat sits. I have noticed on my Nomad some discoloration on the tank at this point where my chaps and/or pants are rubbing while riding. It appears my legs rubbing at that point is starting to rub the paint finish off. Does anyone know if there is an accessory for the Nomads similar to what I saw on the HD Sportster to prevent this from happening?

I think thats a HD Heat shield, they make them in leather and plastic. Supposed to keep the heat from the rear cyclinder from creeping in between your legs

NMGoose
04-09-2012, 08:45 PM
Thanks wbilotta, those bibs are what I think I am looking for.

IsAnOzzie
04-20-2012, 12:41 AM
I just wanted to pass along this fine company to one and all.
http://www.coolsac.com/
I bought some grips from them and I am just so impressed with the workmanship and quality.
Peter there is a great guy to deal with and very helpfull.

This is an unsolicited referral from a paying customer.
A very happy customer at that.
Sean Moore AKA IsAnOzzie :) whats a nozzie? someone from australia
@(o0o)@ <----- Koala bear

c16alberts
04-20-2012, 08:31 AM
The backrest line takes you to a page but doesn't bring up a backrest part. It delivers an error message, so I assume Grasshopper doesn't carry it anymore.

Backrest
-http://www.grasshopperlimited.com/Kawasaki.html

BenS
04-26-2012, 08:56 PM
The backrest line takes you to a page but doesn't bring up a backrest part. It delivers an error message, so I assume Grasshopper doesn't carry it anymore.

Backrest
-http://www.grasshopperlimited.com/Kawasaki.html

Thanks. I'll have a look at the list again this weekend. It has been a while since it was last updated...

BTW, they still do carry it. They just changed the URL for the page:

http://www.grasshopperlimited.com/Kawasaki

Tombstone
05-06-2012, 09:17 AM
Intake questions...

Ben listed Thunder mfg. I like the Teardrop model. But was wondering...

What filter do they take?
Is it included?
"Insert" is that an additional part required for the 1700?
How much do they interfere with leg room?
Any other advice or suggestions...?

Thanks in advance for your response, and thanks for this thread!

mrjava
05-06-2012, 09:39 AM
BenS - Ill sell you mine for $75.00
I used it for 2-3 days, didnt like it, took it off.

Heres the link that works ( as of this am)
http://www.grasshopperlimited.com/kawasaki-vaquero/

Dewey405
05-09-2012, 03:58 PM
Gman fuel controller, no dyno needed and is adjustable the fly. Will post review when I get it in.


http://www.gmanindustries.com/shop/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=785&idcategory=27

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BenS
05-09-2012, 09:23 PM
BenS - Ill sell you mine for $75.00
I used it for 2-3 days, didnt like it, took it off.

Heres the link that works ( as of this am)
http://www.grasshopperlimited.com/kawasaki-vaquero/

Sorry for the confusion. I wasn't the one looking for the backrest. I just posted about the URL being incorrect.

BenS
05-09-2012, 09:24 PM
Gman fuel controller, no dyno needed and is adjustable the fly. Will post review when I get it in.


http://www.gmanindustries.com/shop/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=785&idcategory=27

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Thanks for the post. I really will get around to updating the list -- hopefully next week, as I'll have a bit more time, then.

Napom
05-10-2012, 06:01 AM
Gman fuel controller, no dyno needed and is adjustable the fly. Will post review when I get it in.


http://www.gmanindustries.com/shop/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=785&idcategory=27

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Looks like an alternative to the Cobra auto tuner . . . Definately want to hear what you think of it . . .

Tpendo
05-10-2012, 06:06 AM
This I would be VERY interested in. I've never gotten the concept of buying a Power Commander and then having to get dyno-ed. Shouldn't it be a packaged deal????

Dewey405
05-10-2012, 10:02 PM
This I would be VERY interested in. I've never gotten the concept of buying a Power Commander and then having to get dyno-ed. Shouldn't it be a packaged deal????

I will say this C50 owners swear by it, haven't heard one negative comment about it so I am buying with zero reservations. Only heard of one Vulcan rider with it so not a lot of feedback on our bikes.


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Blown32
05-11-2012, 07:37 AM
I will say this C50 owners swear by it, haven't heard one negative comment about it so I am buying with zero reservations. Only heard of one Vulcan rider with it so not a lot of feedback on our bikes.


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It's a Dobeck, lots of folks using them. I have one on my Voyager and use them on my quads (Yamaha Grizzly 700s). I use the later mode adjust type but if you are color blind or prefer to turn screws, the original still works well and is lower cost. Also, made in Montana. I've called a couple of times and they are very helpful folks.

Dobeck sells directly (has a military discount) and they sell to other companies (i.e. the link you posted) who may or may not load a different tune (of sorts).

Early pot adjustable model:

http://www.dobeckperformance.com/shopping/viewproduct.asp?pid=293

Newer digital push button adjustable model:

http://www.electronicjetkit.com/products.asp

Napom
05-11-2012, 07:57 AM
Heard good stuff about Dobeks from Harley guys - they also give police/fire discounts if you buy direct . . .

So the Gen 3 one is not quite an auto tune . . . . so how do you make adjustments, how do you know what adjustments to make etc??

Blown32
05-11-2012, 08:29 AM
No auto tune to any of the Dobecks (or those repackaged by others).

Simple direct interface on the module, comes with recommended starting points and you adjust from there. Think of it as a carb jet kit except you adjust by pushing buttons instead of replacing jets.

I am very dubious of any auto or self tuning claims unless the device has a wide band O2 sensor (like the full powercommander auto tune set up). Some claim to do it with a accelerometer and it may work OK but I have my doubts.

I'm happy where my Dobeck is currently set but plan on a dyno test to check Af ratio when I get a chance.

chrisboggsfmc
05-12-2012, 08:34 AM
On this Dobecks; can you recommend tried and true settings, and how has it affected your fuel mileage? Thanks

Blown32
05-12-2012, 09:25 AM
On this Dobecks; can you recommend tried and true settings, and how has it affected your fuel mileage? Thanks

I would start with the recommended settings from Dobeck. I live/ride about 6000 feet higher in altitude than you and air intake/exhaust mods are very likely quite different as well.

That being said, I'm pretty loose to the recommended settings but am still playing with it.

Dobeck base settings for VN1700:

http://www.electronicjetkit.com/Cruiser/viewproduct.asp?partnumber=9120277

Blown32
05-12-2012, 09:34 AM
Just looked at your mods list and with just slip ons, the general consensus on the board seams to be that no controller is needed.

Personally, I like to play with things so I would use one anyway however you will likely not experience significant gains.

As for MPG, I modded the bike as soon as I got it (its a sickness) so I have no idea what the pre mileage was. After, if I keep it below 80 (hard to do as I see a bunch of interstate ride time) I seam to get 39.5 - 42 mpg over the last 2500 miles 9mix of 2 up/1 up/highway/2 lane/mountains/commuting). Last two commuting rides with the cruse set at or near max speed (80+) when not in traffic (200 mile commute) I got 35-36.5

PJM
05-12-2012, 11:51 AM
For all of you that have the cobra tri ovals and the fi2000 and Thunder Mfg big air kit, can you please let me know if I have to change my fuel processor settings and to what? Thank You for your input!!

Tpendo
05-13-2012, 06:54 AM
I will say this C50 owners swear by it, haven't heard one negative comment about it so I am buying with zero reservations. Only heard of one Vulcan rider with it so not a lot of feedback on our bikes.


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So how does this one work? I have a Power Commander and I either have to go get Dyno tuned or for about the same price I could by one of these adjustable ones.

I take it that this one is adjustable on the fly? So if you hear popping you dial it up or down?

Dewey405
05-13-2012, 07:10 PM
So how does this one work? I have a Power Commander and I either have to go get Dyno tuned or for about the same price I could by one of these adjustable ones.

I take it that this one is adjustable on the fly? So if you hear popping you dial it up or down?

Yeah there are three mode you adjust, idle, accel and cruise. There are lights that you basically adjust until it shows whatever settings you want. He sells a handlebar mount so you can adjust it as you ride if you want more power or fuel mileage. I will find a link with the exact setup here in a minute.

To change the Bully settings follow these steps:
To access each of the 6 Modes (Green, Yellow, Red, Green/Blue, Yellow/Blue, Red/Blue) simply start your bike, wait for the scrolling to stop then press the MODE button.

The Bully comes pre-programmed for Stage 3 and should match those light settings. If you do not want Stage 3 you will need to change the settings using these steps so the lights match your desired mode. Each mode represents the following functions which will help with your tuning.

Green Mode. Fuel settings for idle/cruise and is represented by a flashing Green LED.

Yellow Mode. Fuel settings for acceleration and is represented by a flashing Yellow LED.

Red Mode. Fuel settings for full throttle and is represented by a flashing Red LED.

Green/Blue Mode. Adjusts what rpm the Bully comes on line. This adjustment is useful to determine if the Bully is affecting the performance of your bike at low speeds or idle.

Yellow/Blue Mode. Is the Load Based adjustment for the Yellow Fuel mode. Adjusting the Yellow LED to a higher number delays transition from Green to Yellow Fuel Mode. (Delaying transition into the Yellow
Fuel Mode can increase cruising fuel economy under steady throttle conditions)

Red/Blue Mode. Is the Load Based adjustment for the Red Fuel mode. Adjusting the Red LED to a higher number delays transition from Yellow to Red Fuel Mode. (Delaying transition into the Red Fuel Mode can reduce power during full throttle roll-ons, leaving this adjustment for the experienced dyno tuner only)

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Tpendo
05-16-2012, 04:34 PM
Yeah there are three mode you adjust, idle, accel and cruise. There are lights that you basically adjust until it shows whatever settings you want. He sells a handlebar mount so you can adjust it as you ride if you want more power or fuel mileage. I will find a link with the exact setup here in a minute.

To change the Bully settings follow these steps:
To access each of the 6 Modes (Green, Yellow, Red, Green/Blue, Yellow/Blue, Red/Blue) simply start your bike, wait for the scrolling to stop then press the MODE button.

The Bully comes pre-programmed for Stage 3 and should match those light settings. If you do not want Stage 3 you will need to change the settings using these steps so the lights match your desired mode. Each mode represents the following functions which will help with your tuning.

Green Mode. Fuel settings for idle/cruise and is represented by a flashing Green LED.

Yellow Mode. Fuel settings for acceleration and is represented by a flashing Yellow LED.

Red Mode. Fuel settings for full throttle and is represented by a flashing Red LED.

Green/Blue Mode. Adjusts what rpm the Bully comes on line. This adjustment is useful to determine if the Bully is affecting the performance of your bike at low speeds or idle.

Yellow/Blue Mode. Is the Load Based adjustment for the Yellow Fuel mode. Adjusting the Yellow LED to a higher number delays transition from Green to Yellow Fuel Mode. (Delaying transition into the Yellow
Fuel Mode can increase cruising fuel economy under steady throttle conditions)

Red/Blue Mode. Is the Load Based adjustment for the Red Fuel mode. Adjusting the Red LED to a higher number delays transition from Yellow to Red Fuel Mode. (Delaying transition into the Red Fuel Mode can reduce power during full throttle roll-ons, leaving this adjustment for the experienced dyno tuner only)

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My Dobeck will be here on Friday. I am going to remove my Power Commander and replace it with the new unit. If anyone is wanting the Power Commander I will have it for sale. There is nothing wrong with the unit, I'm one of those guys that likes to tinker and the PC V was way too much.

I will report on the difference after this weekend.

davidsheek
05-16-2012, 04:43 PM
What happened with the PCV? Did you get a map from one of us on the forum? I have several maps you could have tried.

AZ Voyager
05-16-2012, 08:02 PM
I know I have seen it mentioned before, but if you are looking to put Chrome covers on your Voyager Passenger floorboards it's CHEAP. cost me $14.25 for the set from Kawasaki dealer.
Kawasaki oem part # 14091-0229 times 2. made for the older Nomads, v2k's, and 900s, but fit the Voyager PERFECT.
don't know if it would look good on Vaquero, because of all the black, but Voyagers need more chrome.....

Tpendo
05-17-2012, 10:43 AM
What happened with the PCV? Did you get a map from one of us on the forum? I have several maps you could have tried.

Every map I used seemed to make the issue worse. I talked to the dealer and they could dyno it, but they wanted $200. I'm still trying to modify the baffles on my V&H exhaust, so I wanted to hold off.

Funny thing is when the bike is cold it runs great, but once it heats up it backfires and pops badly.

davidsheek
05-17-2012, 11:16 AM
Did you ever block off the fresh air hose that takes air to the exhaust system? That can be helpful and also you might have a intake manifold leak. There's a good thread on that from RacNray.
Another thing that I did was to add fuel to the "O" throttle column in the fuel chart in map.

BenS
05-20-2012, 02:48 PM
LAST UPDATE: MAY 20, 2012 (Bags, Electronics/Mounts, Fuel Processors, Miscellaneous,

OEM (Kawasaki.com (http://www.kawasaki.com/KawasakiNew/Accessories2/PCModelFamily.aspx?intCatalogID=1&intCatalogType=4&ProductTypeID=63))
-Audio (iPod, XM Radio, Rear Speakers (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4079&highlight=speakers))*
-Windshields (Standard & Quick Release); nb: quick-release incompatible with OEM lowers
-Light Bar*
-Engine Guard*
-Back Rests and Racks
-Saddlebags, Luggage and Saddlebag Trim
-Seats
-Floorboards and Footpegs
-Chrome & Other Trim and Accents (Handlebar Clamps, Engine Side Cover Trim, Speedometer Visor, Brake Caliper Accents, Fender Trim) (See Bigmacbkr's impressions (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13898#post105933))*
-Electrical Accessories (eg. Accessory Power Socket)
-Brackets (GPS, Phone)
-Covers
-Mini Pump For Air Shocks


BACKRESTS (DRIVER AND PASSENGER)
-Grasshopper Limited (http://www.grasshopperlimited.com/Kawasaki/)
-Cobra USA (http://www.cobrausa.com/access_detail.php?model_id=155&make_id=3&category_id=18&make=&model=Vulcan%201700%20Classic%20%2809-10%29&product=Sissy%20Bars/Luggage%20Racks)
-Ultimate Seats Backrests (http://www.ultimateseats.ca/Kawasaki1700.html)
-Utopia Products Backrest (http://www.utpr.com/)


BAGS, TANK/FENDER BIBS, ENGINE GUARD CHAPS, POCKETS
-Sagebrush Designs Tank Bib (http://www.sagebrushdesigns.com/tank_bib.html)
-Sage Brush Engine Guard Chaps (http://www.sagebrushdesigns.com/kawasaki.html) (Nomad, Classic w/ OEM Guards)
-Desert Dawgs Engine Guard Chaps (http://www.desertdawgs.com/CTGY/kawasaki.html) (Nomad)
-AirLite Motorcycle Engine Guard Chaps (http://www.airlite.ca/) (Nomad)
-Classic Chaps (http://www.classicchaps.com/My_Homepage_Files/Page7l.html)


DRESS-UP BITS
-Chrome Rear Brake Reservoir Cover (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14658&SID=45640xpnyl&dr_log=-1&linkout=http%3A//www.cheapcycleparts.com/products/452798-kawasaki-14091-0352-hard-parts-cover-reservoir-tank)
-Chrome World Front Axle Plug (http://www.chromeworld.com/ProductDetails/ProductDetails.aspx?pid={acff6f9e-3e76-4894-b37a-9de7244a7b46}&gid={f98d6a4a-3a6b-4e99-a050-75b5c7306c3f}&GroupName=Kawasaki+Vulcan+1700+Classic+Other+Acces sories&pname=Large+Front+Axle+Plug&Referer=&Alias=&ptct=SGR-SR&CTitle=&)
-Cobra USA license plate frame, oil dipstick (http://www.cobrausa.com/access_detail.php?model_id=155&make_id=3&category_id=3&make=&model=Vulcan%201700%20Classic%20%2809-10%29&product=Billet%20Accessories)
-Fender Tips (Front and Rear) (http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/cycle/nresults2.html?search_model=ka-085) (Available from Value Accessories; Front (http://store.valueaccessories.net/FrontFenderTipsFrontandRearofFrontFenderKawasakiVN 1700Allp.aspx); Rear (http://store.valueaccessories.net/RearFenderTipKawasakiVN1700All.aspx))
-Speedometer Cowl (http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/cycle/nresults2.html?search_model=ka-085)
-Voyager Fork Bullets, Fork Air Deflector, Windshield Trim, Radiator Cover, Driver Backrest, Heelrest, Saddlebag and Topcase Trims (http://www.cw-intl.com/pubvn-1700/vn-1700EN.html) (Available from Phat Performance Parts (http://www.phatperformanceparts.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=CWI-02-2957&CartID=1))
-Nomad Fairing, Fork Bullets, Fork Air Deflector, Windshield, Radiator Cover, Driver Backrest, Heelrest, Passenger Floorboard, Passenger Backrest, Luggage Rack, Saddlebag Trim (http://www.cw-intl.com/pubvn-1700/vn-1700EN.html)


ELECTRONICS, MOUNTS
-RAM Mounts (http://www.rammount.com/EmptyPages/GPS/MotorcycleMounts/motorcyclecradles/tabid/3942/Default.aspx)
-Dock Extenders (http://www.dealextreme.com/p/dock-extender-data-charging-cable-for-all-ipod-iphone-2g-3g-3gs-black-80cm-30394)


ENGINE/CRASH GUARDS
-Cobra USA Fatty Freeway Bar (http://www.cobrausa.com/access_detail.php?model_id=155&make_id=3&category_id=4&product_id=2582&model=Vulcan%201700%20Classic%20%2809-10%29&product_type=Motorcycle%20Accessories&product_name=Fatty%20Freeway%20Bar)


EXHAUST
-Cobra USA, (Slip-On, Dragster, Speedster Long/Short/Slashdown, Tri-Oval, Scalloped) (http://www.cobrausa.com/)(Impressions, Video From Johnasara (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12801)) *
-D&D Slip-On Exhaust (Nomad, Voyager) (http://www.danddexhaust.com/catalog/2009/09/554-12.htm)
-Vance and Hines Big Shots (http://www.vanceandhines.com/products/kawasaki-09vulcan-bigshots/bigshots.html)


FAIRINGS
-Hoppe Industries (http://hoppeindustries.com/store/index.php?cPath=21_36)
-Memphis Shades (http://www.memphisshades.com/metric-shades/batwing-fairing/metric-batwing-fairing) (See Lifecast's Review (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9794))*
-Premeux (http://www.premeux.com/)
-Tsukayu (http://www.tsukayu.com/)

...Continued in next post

BenS
05-20-2012, 02:50 PM
PART 2 (See Previous Post For Part 1)

FLOORBOARDS & PEGS
-Chrome OEM Floorboard Covers (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=86108#post86108) (Product Number (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10653&page=5#post100673))(Purchase (http://www.accessories4bikes.com/14091-0229-p-10304.html))
-Kuryakyn (http://www.customdynamics.com/metric_footpegs_boards_components.htm) (requires additional purchase of splined adaptor for VN1700 (http://www.customdynamics.com/splined_footpeg_adapter_fitment_chart.htm))
-Kuryakyn Highway Pegs (http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/460/Longhorn-Offset-Dually-Highway-Pegs)
-Kuryakyn Brake Pedal Pad (http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/1467/Flamin-Brake-Pedal-Pads)
-Marvellas (http://www.marvellas.com/)


FUEL PROCESSORS
-Dynojet Power Commander V (http://www.powercommander.com/powercommander/Products/PowerCommanderV/powercommander_v.aspx) (PCV From Indy Superbikes (http://www.indysuperbikes.com/))
-Power Commander V Autotune Kit (http://www.powercommander.com/powercommander/products/AutoTune/powercommander_autotune.aspx) (Nb: In software, turn off the Rev Extender (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14848))
-Electronic Jet Kit (http://www.electronicjetkit.com/Cruiser/viewproduct.asp?partnumber=9120277)
-FI2000 (http://www.fi2000r.com/page.php?section=28&gclid=CJyXmoWK3qcCFULf4AodaxmJCg)
-GMan Industries (http://www.gmanindustries.com/shop/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=785&idcategory=27)


HITCHES AND TOWING
-MCHitch (http://www.mchitch.com/)
-Marvellas (http://www.marvellas.com/)


INTAKE-RELATED
-K&N Air Filter (http://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?Prod=KA-1709)
-Thunder Mfg Air Intake Kits (http://www.thundermfg.com/store/index.php?l=product_list&c=80) and Big Air Kit (http://www.thundermfg.com/store/index.php?l=product_detail&p=352)


LIGHT BARS/DRIVING LIGHTS, OTHER LIGHTING
-Cobra USA (http://www.cobrausa.com/access_detail.php?model_id=155&make_id=3&category_id=15&make=&model=Vulcan%201700%20Classic%20%2809-10%29&product=Lightbars/Visors/Spotlights)
-Custom World International (http://www.cw-intl.com/pubvn-1700/vn-1700EN.html)
-Kuryakyn LED Run-Turn-Brake Spoiler (http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/3893/LED-Run-Turn-Brake-Spoiler)*


MISCELLANEOUS
-Cup Holder, Trunk Extender (Marvellas) (http://www.marvellas.com/)
-Vaquero Parts (http://www.bigbikeparts.com/News/Vaquero%20-%2005-25-11%2021.58)
-Racnray's Throttle Modification (http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19978)


RACKS (REAR, TRUNK AND SADDLEBAG)
-Irons in the Fire (http://ironsinthefire.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/show/392311)
-Star Accessories Trunk Rack (Perfect Fit for Voyager Trunk) (http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/detail.cfm?Category_ID=115&manufacturer_ID=165&product_ID=3161&sblid_name=Star_Yamaha_Accessories_Trunk_Rack_for_ Yamaha_1300_Royal_Star_Venture)
-Cooler/Luggage Rack (Marvellas) (http://www.marvellas.com/)


RADIATOR COVERS
-CWI VN2000 Rad Cover (Perfect Fit for VN1700) (http://store.valueaccessories.net/RadiatorCoverDiamondorFlameDesignKawasakiVN1700CLN omadVoy.aspx)
-Irate Customs Rad Covers (http://www.iratecustoms.com/Vulcan1700-tp2-42.html)


SADDLEBAG BRACKETS (QUICK-RELEASE)
-Edge Saddlebag Brackets (Formerly Known as Ghost Brackets) (http://www.edgeleather.com/Kawasaki-Motorcycles/Kawasaki-Vulcan-1500-/-1600-/-1700-Models/Vulcan-1700-Classic-2009-to-Present.html)*
-Easy Brackets (http://www.easybrackets.com/) (Not available; still looking for a bike to use as a model for new brackets)


SADDLEBAG SYSTEMS (Universal Bags + Custom-Fit Brackets)
-Klicbag (http://www.klicbag.com/product/34/132/klicbag-brackets)
-US Saddlebag Company (http://ussaddlebag.com/saddlebags.html) (Kit not listed on website, but is available if you phone/email)


SEATS, SEAT COVERS, BACKRESTS
-Corbin Seats (Voyager, Nomad) (http://corbin.com/kawasaki/voyagermenu.shtml)
-Mustang Motorycle Seats (http://www.mustangseats.com/Default.aspx)
-Russel Cycle Products (Day-Long Seats) (http://www.day-long.com/)
-Ultimate Seats (Nomad, Voyager) (http://www.ultimateseats.ca/Kawasaki1700.html)


TOOLS, UTILITIES
-Oil Temp + Level Gauge (http://www.madcorider.com/)


WINDSHIELDS
-Clearview Shields (http://www.clearviewshields.com/) (Voyager, Vaquero)
-Rifle Soloshield (http://rifle.com/Rifle-SoloShieldtm-for-All-Cruisers-C531.aspx)
-Memphis Shades (http://www.memphisshades.com/metric-shades) (Shields will only mount using Trigger-Lock system; This is new information from Memphis Shades; awaiting member confirmation)

Einstein
05-20-2012, 05:44 PM
Nice to see Tsukayu is still using my old 1700 LT for their website. I traded it in for the Vaquero.


http://www.tsukayu.com/Detachable6x9Fairing_VN1700classicLT.html

Big Thump
05-21-2012, 04:39 PM
Heh, Calvary Fiberglass Saddlebags is using my Classic for their Vulcan pics on ebay. I guess Vulcans are very photogenic. :)

LarrHa
05-23-2012, 06:17 PM
LEDLights4Bikes.Com for some great lighting systems at very affordable prices! Compare and save! I have these on ALL my bikes and LOVE 'em !!!

ca1ic0cat
05-29-2012, 11:39 AM
I want to put extra lights up front just to let the cagers see something they can focus on but I don't know if I should just order the Kawasaki light bar or if there is something better. I do want something that looks "traditional" and does light up the night. Other than that I'm open to suggestions....

Thanks,

Eric

BenS
05-29-2012, 06:03 PM
I only know of two light bars available for the 1700s at present: OEM and Cobra. There are examples of both on this site. The only warning I have seen is that the Kawasaki lowers aren't compatible with the Cobra light bar without modification.

LarrHa
05-29-2012, 06:58 PM
I want to put extra lights up front just to let the cagers see something they can focus on but I don't know if I should just order the Kawasaki light bar or if there is something better. I do want something that looks "traditional" and does light up the night. Other than that I'm open to suggestions....

Thanks,

Eric

Well, mine is nothing like "traditional" but it DOES light up the night! It lights up the ground for several yards around the bike in all directions and if you are being viewed from the side, you will be seen 40-50 yards earlier than with just stock lights alone. :)

NMGoose
05-29-2012, 08:01 PM
I just ordered a "KAWASAKI VULCAN 1700 LIGHTBAR CLASSIC NOMAD LT LIGHT BAR VN1700 09 10 11 12" from Twigg Cycles off ebay. I hope it is the right one and works as it is suppose to. Supposedly it was the last one they had. It is new and in the box, never opened. I have the 2009 Nomad 1700. I am thinking it is the right one based on the description.

Dennis J Tennessee
07-05-2012, 07:03 PM
Who ever did this thread great job!! It makes finding compatible parts so much easier, I only wished the was some info on ape hanger handlebars.

NMGoose
07-05-2012, 07:11 PM
Received the light bar from Twig Cycles. It fit perfectly, Only drawback is the turn signal wires are not integrated (threaded) through the bar like the spot lights are and hang on the outside. Would have been a lot better for all the wires to run through one hole in the bar. Oh well, it all works and that is what I wanted. Looks good and the lights work the way they are supposed to.

dvldwg
07-06-2012, 10:52 AM
Nice to see Tsukayu is still using my old 1700 LT for their website. I traded it in for the Vaquero.


http://www.tsukayu.com/Detachable6x9Fairing_VN1700classicLT.html


How did you like this fairing? Would you buy another? Anything you would change about this?

Tpendo
08-20-2012, 07:48 PM
Do the Voyager windshield chrome strips fit the Vaquero.

Kaw part #s

92161-0656 damper
14091-0949 Chrome cover

I want to get these for my '11 Vaq

2011kaw
08-20-2012, 09:00 PM
Yes they do put one on my friends vaquero 2012

Ggent
08-23-2012, 09:59 PM
Here's a few:

Backrest
-http://www.grasshopperlimited.com/Kawasaki.html

Big Air Kit
-http://www.thundermfg.com/store/index.php?l=product_detail&p=352

Brake Pedal Pad
-http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/1467/Flamin-Brake-Pedal-Pads

Exhaust
-http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/3/14/142/28228/DPITEM/Cruiser-Motorcycle-Slip-On-Mufflers-Cobra-Tri-Oval-Slip-On-Mufflers.aspx

Fender Tips - Front
-http://store.valueaccessories.net/FrontFenderTipsFrontandRearofFrontFenderKawasakiVN 1700Allp.aspx

Fender Tips - Rear
-http://store.valueaccessories.net/RearFenderTipKawasakiVN1700All.aspx

Fork Bullets (will not fit on Voyager w/ABS - but will work on non-ABS)
-http://www.phatperformanceparts.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=CWI-02-2957&CartID=1

Fuel Processor
-http://www.fi2000r.com/page.php?section=28&gclid=CJyXmoWK3qcCFULf4AodaxmJCg

Highway Pegs
-http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/460/Longhorn-Offset-Dually-Highway-Pegs
(http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/460/Longhorn-Offset-Dually-Highway-Pegs)

K&N Air Filter
-http://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?Prod=KA-1709

Radiator Cover
-http://store.valueaccessories.net/RadiatorCoverDiamondorFlameDesignKawasakiVN1700CLN omadVoy.aspx

Trunk Rack (not for VN1700, but perfect fit)
-http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/detail.cfm?Category_ID=115&manufacturer_ID=165&product_ID=3161&sblid_name=Star_Yamaha_Accessories_Trunk_Rack_for_ Yamaha_1300_Royal_Star_Venture

I showed my wife the Back rest and was ordered to buy it ! Gotta love her!

Roadie
09-03-2012, 02:42 PM
Love the Mini Beast Air Horns for the Vaqueros, click on the image to enlarge to see the setup.

You can find them in several styles and color, too.

Roadie
09-05-2012, 02:13 PM
Some unusual and some interesting Helmets can bee seen here :) , take a look:

http://goo.gl/WKQHK

and at:

http://goo.gl/uCO0r

steveob
11-30-2012, 09:27 PM
2010 voyager. stock cb radio. no reception on am available when motor on. good cb reception, but guys i ride with whine about terrible quality of the transmitter on the bike.
two kawasaki dealers and customer support number i call all say too bad,, sooo sad.
does not seem right to me. any one else with this kind of problem

thanx


steveob

dolitsky
11-30-2012, 09:34 PM
Heat shrink the boom mIc if you use a open helmet

steveob
12-01-2012, 07:32 AM
do use a close face helmet, but will consider
if nothing else works

thanks


steveob

fast95yzf
12-01-2012, 12:46 PM
BDD luggage racks for Vaquero

http://www.bddcustom.com/

http://imageshack.us/a/img526/8440/photodec01121847pm.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/526/photodec01121847pm.jpg/) Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

Oldturer
12-04-2012, 02:05 PM
I am a tightwad..I get bent out of shape when the pricing for motorcycles get too extreme. Some of the seat 'redoers' want our frames to put cushions in and still charge the price of a full seat according to competition.

Well, I just ordered off this site and intend on doing my own seats. I just know I can!

http://shop.gelcushionsgelpadsandgelmats.com/Motorcycle-Seat-Gel-Pads_c2.htm

Einstein
01-22-2013, 11:35 AM
It's been asked a few times and now we have a new supplier

Nomad, 1500, 1600 and the Vaquero

http://www.sagebrushdesigns.com/saddlebag_chaps.html

Roadie
02-13-2013, 11:52 PM
It's been asked a few times and now we have a new supplier

Nomad, 1500, 1600 and the Vaquero

http://www.sagebrushdesigns.com/saddlebag_chaps.html

Say Einstein, these look like they don't wrap underneath like the ones you and I originally had. How are these attached?

Einstein
02-14-2013, 09:35 AM
Say Einstein, these look like they don't wrap underneath like the ones you and I originally had. How are these attached?

I asked in another forum and he said with Velcro, and then he pulled them off his site after feedback from owners, maybe he heard "huge strips of Velcro will not be on my bags"

Roadie
03-05-2013, 06:36 PM
Joe Norris at Chuckster Customs is making pull back risers for the Vaquero and for the Voyager, was only in Chrome, but now at a few of us requesting, he is also makeing in Flat Satin Black to fit the Vaqueros and Voyagers; see my other post for some pics of the black set.

http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=320625&postcount=2656

Roadie
03-11-2013, 07:11 PM
Here are a couple of pictures of the Wind Vest "recurved" windshield in dark gray on my Vaquero.

Cost $162 including shipping, works great and looks good, too.

IL Vaquero
03-11-2013, 07:29 PM
how does it work I like the recurve but not a fan of dark sheilds to hard to see out of night.

Roadie
03-11-2013, 09:02 PM
I am only 5'9" and see over it by 2", so never looking through it, that is why it is a recurved windshield, it takes the air and redirects it way over your head.

chrisboggsfmc
03-11-2013, 09:46 PM
Joe Norris at Chuckster Customs is making pull back risers for the Vaquero and for the Voyager, was only in Chrome, but now at a few of us requesting, he is also makeing in Flat Satin Black to fit the Vaqueros and Voyagers; see my other post for some pics of the black set.

http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=320625&postcount=2656

Greetings Rodie
Did you get those risers put on yet?
Chris

Roadie
03-12-2013, 08:35 PM
No, I got under the weather a little, so next week, hopefully.

mzg718
03-15-2013, 09:27 AM
Here are a couple of pictures of the Wind Vest "recurved" windshield in dark gray on my Vaquero.

Cost $162 including shipping, works great and looks good, too.

What size is the shield?

fammdwMike
03-15-2013, 12:39 PM
Greetings Rodie
Did you get those risers put on yet?
Chris

I received mine from Joe the first of the week. Put them on the day before yesterday. I had my first chance to really ride with them yesterday. I like them as I can sit back in the seat and easily grip the handlebars when I put my feet on the highway pegs. The handlebars feel a little cramped when I'm sitting straight up in the seat though. Not enough to remove the risers though. It's a compromise I guess...

They do cause your handlebars to hit the underside of the dash at full lock in both directions. I'll have to be careful rolling around in the garage and other tight spots that I don't let the bars hit the dash with any force. This should never be an issue while riding though. I think I would like them better if I could raise the angle of the bars a little more, but this would just cause them to hit the bottom of the dash sooner.

Roadie
03-15-2013, 12:58 PM
Mounting mine (risers) in the morning, cables look to be just fine, but brake hose will be stretched tight. Will have to live with the handlebars hitting the dash on very tight turns.

Roadie
03-15-2013, 12:59 PM
What size is the shield?


10 inches, in dark gray.

Roadie
03-15-2013, 10:13 PM
Got the satin black Risers installed, they are nice, work just fine for me, no more hunch back riding, see post in Vaquero Owners Thread for pics.

http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=341426

Toy4Bob
04-07-2013, 09:26 PM
Here are a couple of pictures of the Wind Vest "recurved" windshield in dark gray on my Vaquero.

Cost $162 including shipping, works great and looks good, too.

Is yours the 10"? I am 6' and concerned how this will work for me. I currently have the baggershield that is the 8.5-12.5 version, and I always have it set up for the 12.5, and still get more buffeting than I want. I know these recurves throw it over your head, but wondering if will be enough for me.

I was getting ready to order the clearview recurve, but their shortest one is 16.5, and thinking thats too tall. I think I really need something in the middle here, and no one offers it.

Oh, and I have been communicating with klockwerks since last spring as they are supposed to be coming out with a flare shield for the Vaquero, but all I ever here is not yet available. Thought by spring they would have one, but I am done waiting and will buy elsewhere, if I can find something....

fammdwMike
04-07-2013, 11:01 PM
Is yours the 10"? I am 6' and concerned how this will work for me. I currently have the baggershield that is the 8.5-12.5 version, and I always have it set up for the 12.5, and still get more buffeting than I want. I know these recurves throw it over your head, but wondering if will be enough for me.

I was getting ready to order the clearview recurve, but their shortest one is 16.5, and thinking thats too tall. I think I really need something in the middle here, and no one offers it.

Oh, and I have been communicating with klockwerks since last spring as they are supposed to be coming out with a flare shield for the Vaquero, but all I ever here is not yet available. Thought by spring they would have one, but I am done waiting and will buy elsewhere, if I can find something....

I think the Clearview uses a different measuring point than than other manufacturers use. I don't believe the 16.5" shield is measured from the bottom of the shield, but some other point in the riding position. If you like their product, you should call them ask them about the measurements of their shields. I seem to remember it was explained on their website somewhere, but can't remember where I saw it.


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fammdwMike
04-07-2013, 11:08 PM
Just went on Clearview's website and took a look. They measure their windshields vertically from the "OFF" switch. I knew it was something odd like that.

http://clearviewshields.com/shop/product.php?id=309


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Toy4Bob
04-08-2013, 05:43 AM
yep, I missed that. That's weird, wonder why the buck using what everyone else does LOL. Oh well, just need to figure out what size I want. And what I want is the shortest shield that offers enough protection for me. Wish I could try on every size and take a ride...without buying every size

fammdwMike
04-08-2013, 07:14 AM
yep, I missed that. That's weird, wonder why the buck using what everyone else does LOL. Oh well, just need to figure out what size I want. And what I want is the shortest shield that offers enough protection for me. Wish I could try on every size and take a ride...without buying every size

Yep... That's where Harley gets it and Metric dealerships don't. My buddy has a Street Glide and he went in his dealership and they had test seats and windshields for everything they sold. They bolted a couple different shields on for him to test before he decided on one. Great customer service...

Einstein
04-08-2013, 09:40 AM
I think the Clearview uses a different measuring point than than other manufacturers use. I don't believe the 16.5" shield is measured from the bottom of the shield, but some other point in the riding position. If you like their product, you should call them ask them about the measurements of their shields. I seem to remember it was explained on their website somewhere, but can't remember where I saw it.


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You are correct, Clearview uses a measurement from the key switch to the top of the shield.
For reference my Medium Clearview is 14.75" measured from bottom to top mounted on my bike

fammdwMike
04-08-2013, 10:20 AM
You are correct, Clearview uses a measurement from the key switch to the top of the shield.
For reference my Medium Clearview is 14.75" measured from bottom to top mounted on my bike

So the shield itself is 14.75" pulling a tape from the bottom edge of the shield? Would that make it the equivalent of a 14" Kawi shield with a recurve?
If so, that's pretty good. I have a 14" Rifle shield on my VV right now. I love the height of the shield, but still get just a slight lift on my half helmet when I wear it. The same height with a recurve might just be the ticket.

Roadie
04-17-2013, 12:55 AM
Heat Shield Deflectors !

They will fit the Voyagers and the Vaqueros.

I bought a pair and installed in 15 minutes, they look and work great.

My thighs don't roast now and also less heat to the passenger's upper legs and jewels, too.

The deflectors block the heat rising up between your legs and the tank by blocking and forcing the heat backwards and downwards.

They seem very well built, too.

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=140931599882

** Update : Owner is now selling these for all Vulcan 1700s online at : http://www.rjsoriginals.bizland.com/Kawasaki/Vaquero%201700.htm

c_law23
05-26-2013, 03:47 PM
Does anyone know where I can get another saddlebag pocket for my Vaquero? My left side has one and would like one for the right. (I am not the original owner but assume they came that way.)

Old Bear
05-26-2013, 10:22 PM
Does anyone know where I can get another saddlebag pocket for my Vaquero? My left side has one and would like one for the right. (I am not the original owner but assume they came that way.)

Nope, only comes in the left bag, not in the right.

Pathfinder117
06-11-2013, 06:43 PM
Just found some extra L.E.D. lights for my 1700 Voyager. "Show Chrome" L.E.D. Turn signal speaker lights. Very Cool took 30 min.s to plug in. Replaces OEM speaker surround. " Cruzer Customizing" web site. Didn't see them listed here.

William C
10-17-2013, 04:18 PM
I found handlebars for the Vaquero on eBay. Has anybody installed this on the vaquero? The manufacturer is Phycho Moto. There is not much information about them. Please let me know your personal opinion.
Thanks

KURT44
10-26-2013, 07:03 PM
49794

49802

49810

49818

49826

Had an old bug screen and made some wind deflectors. Just got back from a 42 degree night ride. They worked quite well. A little taller wouldn`t hurt. They are at least a 75% improvement. I rode earlier with the sun out and 52 degrees. Same clothing and my knees were much warmer during the night ride.

twowheeladdict
10-26-2013, 08:55 PM
49794

49802

49810

49818

49826

Had an old bug screen and made some wind deflectors. Just got back from a 42 degree night ride. They worked quite well. A little taller wouldn`t hurt. They are at least a 75% improvement. I rode earlier with the sun out and 52 degrees. Same clothing and my knees were much warmer during the night ride.

Nice. how are they attached? Just a sheet metal screw in the plastic?

KURT44
10-27-2013, 08:44 AM
Machine bolts with washer and nut on the inside. The inside of the lowers came apart very easy. I did put 3 small washers as spacers between the deflectors and the lowers so that the would mount up flush. Seem to be very solid and could handle a little taller deflector wich I may do sometime.

buckey1313
11-13-2013, 03:16 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io4er7yCWXI

Take a look at video if your looking for handle bar mounts such as ipod and cell phone mounts and gps mounts and camera mounts and drink holders. High end quality made in America products. I have it all and love what I have.
http://www.leadermotorcycle.com/

Roadie
02-11-2014, 12:14 AM
Reusable Oil Filter for 1700s, available in Stainless Steel or Black.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KAWASAKI-VN1700-09-13-PC-Racing-Stainless-Steel-Reusable-Oil-Filter-Chrome-/170994659245?_trksid=p2054897.l4276


http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTAwWDUwMA==/z/YN8AAMXQBwlRJwlo/$(KGrHqF,!iEFD0ez!ZYEBRJwlnmrFQ~~60_1.JPG

Roadie
02-26-2014, 12:16 PM
Sure like my MadCorider Oil Temp stick with gauge, that I have been using for nearly 3 years on my Vaquero, make it easy to read the oil temperature.

You can find them at: http://www.madcorider.com/tempstick.html


http://www.madcorider.com/images/tempstick-big-vtx.jpg

Roadie
02-28-2014, 12:43 AM
Still love the look and quality of the black Bikemaster Trapezoid Mirrors on my 2011 Vaquero.



:D

Roadie
03-17-2014, 12:35 AM
Trailer Hitch Kit and Wiring Harness Kit for Vaqueros.

http://www.mchitch.com/Kawasaki_Vacquero1700.htm


:D