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  1. Bluemeanie
    08-19-2016 10:02 AM - permalink
    Kind sir, if you have time, could you take a look at my thread in the 1700 section titled pulley noise or something else.
    I would greatly value your thoughts on this problem.
  2. weldpro
    07-24-2016 04:10 PM - permalink
    Can you please help me ? I have a 99 Vulcan 750 that I put a new starter clutch in last fall. The bike has been sitting so the battery was dead. I went and installed a new battery and tested it with my volt meter and it has 12.8 volts . When I turn on the ignition , I have no headlight and when I press the start button my voltage at the starter is 4.0 volts . All I get is the dreadful click. I going crazy here.
  3. SOMDrider
    07-15-2016 11:35 AM - permalink


    I followed your instructions in the above thread and all resistances were 0 and voltages were correct except for green/black which had 0 volts instead of 12. I have not replaced the speed sensor or speedometer, but the speedo is not registering any speed. Is the speed sensor the culprit? Appreciate any help you can offer with this.

  4. Rosster
    05-06-2016 12:10 AM - 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?
  5. chromedome195
    05-01-2016 07:51 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.
  6. chromedome195
    05-01-2016 07:50 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.
  7. chromedome195
    05-01-2016 07:49 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
  8. chromedome195
    05-01-2016 06:02 PM - permalink
    Hello sfair

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

  9. mikectm2
    04-15-2016 08:41 PM - permalink
    HI ..Is this Stator Issue still an Issue on a new Vulcan 900 Custom ? ..Say a 2014 or 2015
  10. spressnell
    03-20-2016 03:52 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.


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09:32 AM - revrider mentioned sfair in post Low voltage
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02:13 PM - Danielseulkee mentioned sfair in post Grinding/scraping sound from crankcase.
...il filter I assume sfair - thats what I'm afr...
10:37 AM - rwerner75 mentioned sfair in post Bike doesn't seem to want to start...
...e kept it running. sfair is the electrics exp...
09:59 AM - revrider mentioned sfair in post Left cylinder not firing intermittently
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10:11 AM - MN-Rider mentioned sfair in post help with electrical issue!
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09:38 AM - MN-Rider mentioned sfair in post Carburator Problem
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09:51 AM - rkx mentioned sfair in post high-pitched squeal when warm
...uld also agree with sfair that may be your cul...
01:38 AM - DoomCrewInc mentioned sfair in post high-pitched squeal when warm
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01:14 PM - Romans5.8 mentioned sfair in post Volts not increasing with RPMs
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10:06 AM - Romans5.8 mentioned sfair in post 2007 900 Custom, no electgrical power
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01:02 PM - DoomCrewInc mentioned sfair in post Grinding sound in front wheel
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01:43 AM - sfair quoted Patrick's1500 in post coolant capacity?
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09:25 AM - 5150 quoted sfair in post '99 1500 Classic constantly blowing fuse
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10:33 AM - sfair quoted bredstein in post Slipping into neutral from the 1st
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