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  1. Rosster
    05-05-2016 11:10 PM - permalink
    Your knowledge is quite impressive!
    I'm new to this forum, and I'm still trying to figure out how it all works. However, I was curious if you could tell me the symptoms of a bad Ignitor?
  2. chromedome195
    05-01-2016 06:51 PM - permalink
    I am thinking for I have to get the starter to crank. Then try to start it and get it to idle. If I am able to do that--then check the plug and the wire.
    Your knowledge and advice is legendary. So, I turn to you for advice. Please understand I have no garage and no shed. Each week I have 2 possible days to work on this and only if it does not rain either day.
    Thanks in advance for your efforts.
  3. chromedome195
    05-01-2016 06:50 PM - permalink
    Now that would explain the bogging and surging! (Now I'm thinking maybe all along it was just a spark plug wire or a spark plug) So, I leave it for its long winter sleep. I go to pick it up a week ago and it would crank but not idle at all. We wore down the battery and at the end the starter button would just produce a buzz. OK...figured we wore down the battery to nothing. Left it there for another week. Bought a new battery. Today I go back up there, install the new battery....still all I get from the starter button is a buzz. I think OK maybe the starter somehow got stuck. Tried to unstick it by moving and jolting the bike a bit, with no success. Called AMA and had it towed to my house. There it sits outside under its bike cover. And of course it is raining.
  4. chromedome195
    05-01-2016 06:49 PM - permalink
    Well, let's start with the end of last season...it started bogging and surging badly while riding.
    Local people "in the know" all seemed to agree that it was jumping timing. So, I brought it to a Kawasaki Authored Sales and Service place. The old guy there replaced the timing chain and some other part. Well each time I went to pick it up I would get a 1/2 mile down the road and the same problem would occur. Finally out of disgust and with the end of the season being at hand. I pulled it out of there vowing never to return. (after dropping over $600. there). I limped it a mile down the road where I store bikes for the long NH winter. While doing so with my wife following in her car, she noticed the left cylinder was cutting in and out. to be continued
  5. chromedome195
    05-01-2016 05:02 PM - permalink
    Hello sfair

    I have a long complicated tale about a 1990 Vulcan 500 with multiple problems.....
    Are you up for it sir?

  6. mikectm2
    04-15-2016 07:41 PM - permalink
    HI ..Is this Stator Issue still an Issue on a new Vulcan 900 Custom ? ..Say a 2014 or 2015
  7. spressnell
    03-20-2016 02:52 PM - permalink

    I'm sure you are a very busy, but if you maybe get a second, would you check out the thread I just posted?


    Everywhere I've searched to fix this issue I've come across your name. The threads either don't continue far enough to help me or the poster is working off of a different bike than mine. If you can help I'd greatly appreciate it.

  8. mulumbo
    08-24-2015 10:26 AM - permalink
    Hey sfair,

    I haven't received a reply in a while and wanted to see if you were still monitoring this thread?
  9. AcePilot
    07-25-2015 03:02 PM - permalink
    I had a shop replace my front tire w/a new one I bought on the web. Was in the beginning of June. And, I took the wheel off, took it to them, brought it back w/the new tire mounted & reinstalled the wheel on my 900 Vulcan Custom. You can read my thread here: http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/4...ont-wheel.html. The new tire's a wee bit bigger than the original, but not by much.

    It sounds like bearings going bad, but I've replaced them...

    Any ideas??
  10. rodneyburch
    05-24-2015 10:00 PM - permalink
    Hey man got bike to shop fri. Mech. Grabed lever gave it a sqeeze said its internal, not the master cyl. He loaned me a trailer because i had to push it about a mile to him when clutch faded out.he said the cluth was installed wrong nut backed out. Missing tomorrows ride and shop that did the clutch is testing me passed were they or i want me.they said theyed get on it so i went and piddled for 2 hrs to give them time to fix.got back at 4 closed 1 hr early not open till tues.no call or return call.hope you and yours have a safe and great memorial ride.needed to vent without firearms,later.

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01:13 PM - Danielseulkee mentioned sfair in post Grinding/scraping sound from crankcase.
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09:37 AM - rwerner75 mentioned sfair in post Bike doesn't seem to want to start...
...e kept it running. sfair is the electrics exp...
08:59 AM - revrider mentioned sfair in post Left cylinder not firing intermittently
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09:11 AM - MN-Rider mentioned sfair in post help with electrical issue!
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08:38 AM - MN-Rider mentioned sfair in post Carburator Problem
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08:51 AM - rkx mentioned sfair in post high-pitched squeal when warm
...uld also agree with sfair that may be your cul...
12:38 AM - DoomCrewInc mentioned sfair in post high-pitched squeal when warm
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02:11 PM - fabster mentioned sfair in post 1500 classic popping problem please help
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12:14 PM - Romans5.8 mentioned sfair in post Volts not increasing with RPMs
sfair Any input? To my ...
09:06 AM - Romans5.8 mentioned sfair in post 2007 900 Custom, no electgrical power
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12:02 PM - DoomCrewInc mentioned sfair in post Grinding sound in front wheel
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03:57 PM - Bmholzhauer quoted sfair in post Sputter/no power when warm
Idle still varies with pro...
03:45 PM - osospark quoted sfair in post Stator or other?
Your measured voltages do ...
03:07 PM - sfair quoted jhghah in post New vn900 custom breakin
My friend and I bought 08 m...
01:04 PM - Bmholzhauer quoted sfair in post Sputter/no power when warm
I would leave processor of...
11:07 AM - osospark quoted sfair in post Stator or other?
Can you post back with mak...
09:32 AM - osospark quoted sfair in post Stator or other?
...ator for this test? Sfair: AC volts on the me...
10:13 PM - sfair quoted osospark in post Stator or other?
A-B 14V then dropped to 7V at...
12:30 PM - Wild Bill quoted sfair in post Drive train noise clicking
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1. Existing battery has an...
11:03 PM - mcdowell92 quoted sfair in post Fan wiring?
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