Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums - View Profile: sfair

sfair sfair is offline

Top Contributor

  Visitor Messages

Showing Visitor Messages 1 to 10 of 89
  1. Wasatch
    12-11-2016 10:55 AM - permalink
    Wasatch
    Hey, just swapped out a bad stator on my 2008 900 Custom. Three coils on it were fried chicken. I've gone through the tests in the 900 stator thread, and after installing the new stator I get no short to ground, meter reads infinite on all three white wires at the reg/rec harness connection, so I think I'm good there. Meter is a Craftsman auto ranging multimeter 82139.

    I tested the reg/rec, got these readings.

    Black probe to black wire: red probe to w1, w2, w3 = infinite

    Red probe to black wire: black probe to w1, w2, w3 = 5.37, 5.44, 5.39 m/ohms

    Red probe to red wire: black probe to w1, w2, w3 = infinite

    Black probe to red wire: red probe to w1, w2, w3 = 5.23, 5.32, 5.37 m/ohms.

    Just wanting to make double sure my reg/rec is good to go before I start up the bike. If you can let me know if these numbers are good. Thanks for all your knowledge here on the forums!
  2. Bluemeanie
    08-19-2016 10:02 AM - permalink
    Bluemeanie
    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.
  3. weldpro
    07-24-2016 04:10 PM - permalink
    weldpro
    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.
  4. SOMDrider
    07-15-2016 11:35 AM - permalink
    SOMDrider
    http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/1...placement.html

    Sfair,

    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.

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

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

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

  About Me

  • About sfair
    Disable Sidebar in Forum view
    Enable

  Statistics

Total Posts
Visitor Messages
General Information
  • Last Activity: Today 11:16 PM
  • Join Date: 04-30-2009
  • Referrals: 0

  Mentions

02-20-2017
10:49 AM - MN-Rider mentioned sfair in post What are these wires?
Hopefully sfair will see this as he ...
02-13-2017
06:54 PM - KeepRidin mentioned sfair in post Fuel / Ignition Controller
...he additional info sfair I just couldn't conn...
01-16-2017
12:24 PM - revrider mentioned sfair in post Why do our bikes foul sparkplugs so frequent?
...me nice bikes,maybe sfair will chime in w some...
01-06-2017
09:46 AM - Silly wol mentioned sfair in post Missing and backfiring out the pipes.
Hi Help sfair, I have a 1996 VN 15...
07-24-2016
09:32 AM - revrider mentioned sfair in post Low voltage
...ase help Hopefully sfair will chime,master at...
05-06-2016
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...
03-30-2016
09:59 AM - revrider mentioned sfair in post Left cylinder not firing intermittently
Hopefully sfair will chime in,Knows ...
10-12-2015
10:11 AM - MN-Rider mentioned sfair in post help with electrical issue!
sfair ping
09-22-2015
09:38 AM - MN-Rider mentioned sfair in post Carburator Problem
Hopefully sfair will see this and ch...
08-09-2015
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
...I'm leaning to what sfair asked. Sounds like i...
08-07-2015
03:11 PM - fabster mentioned sfair in post 1500 classic popping problem please help
...gain, to be sure sfair, I am absolutely not...
01:14 PM - Romans5.8 mentioned sfair in post Volts not increasing with RPMs
sfair Any input? To my ...
08-06-2015
10:06 AM - Romans5.8 mentioned sfair in post 2007 900 Custom, no electgrical power
...olves the issue. sfair will hopefully jump ...
07-25-2015
01:02 PM - DoomCrewInc mentioned sfair in post Grinding sound in front wheel
...ght want to look up sfair here on the forum an...

  Quotes

02-21-2017
11:10 PM - sfair quoted downinthefrontrow in post Adding a tachometer to 05 1600
So i want to totally understand.take P...
10:34 PM - downinthefrontrow quoted sfair in post Adding a tachometer to 05 1600
Just run the tach power do...
02-20-2017
01:23 PM - 3ng quoted sfair in post carburetor flooding self inflicted maybe
All 4 plugs looked the sam...
03:11 AM - 3ng quoted sfair in post carburetor flooding self inflicted maybe
...be corrected. Hi sfair, Thank for the co...
02-19-2017
09:10 PM - sfair quoted 3ng in post carburetor flooding self inflicted maybe
...l I reset it. /3ng 1. Ignitor has no...
02-13-2017
01:15 PM - sfair quoted KeepRidin in post Fuel / Ignition Controller
actually read the O2 sensor to...
02-11-2017
11:02 AM - VulcanHD quoted sfair in post 1988 Vulcan 1500 not starting.
If you are willing to lear...
02-09-2017
03:48 PM - sfair quoted VulcanHD in post 1988 Vulcan 1500 not starting.
I don't know how sadly㈷...
02:34 PM - VulcanHD quoted sfair in post 1988 Vulcan 1500 not starting.
Be sure and do a charging ...
11:37 AM - VulcanHD quoted sfair in post 1988 Vulcan 1500 not starting.
1. I do not recommend jump...
02-08-2017
12:46 PM - Messer quoted sfair in post Help with issues
Do a charging system volta...
12:23 PM - Patrick's1500 quoted sfair in post Knowledge of engine serial numbers?
Well, there is some bad ne...
02-07-2017
09:51 PM - Brewster_440 quoted sfair in post High Flow Fuel Inlet
A Rochester/Carter term. ...
03:04 PM - sfair quoted btom in post High Flow Fuel Inlet
words like metering rod ...
02-03-2017
01:08 PM - sfair quoted Kiddrock24 in post Carburetor Do or Do Not
It only leaked the one time . ...
11:16 AM - sfair quoted Kiddrock24 in post Carburetor Do or Do Not
gas started coming out of the C...
02-01-2017
07:10 PM - Hayes21 quoted sfair in post Have you tried this when you start the bike?
As an add, most times on c...
02:54 PM - DraKhen99 quoted sfair in post Have you tried this when you start the bike?
If the engine is warm and ...
02:53 PM - sfair quoted DraKhen99 in post Have you tried this when you start the bike?
So what causes the lurch while...
02:38 PM - DraKhen99 quoted sfair in post Have you tried this when you start the bike?
Not quite true. With wet c...

  Feedback Score

iTrader Profile Recent Ratings
Feedback Score:
Positive Feedback:
0
0%
Members who left positive:
Members who left negative:
0
0
Total positive feedback: 0
Submit Feedback
  Past
Month
Past
6 Months
Past
12 Months
Positive Positive 0 0 0
Neutral Neutral 0 0 0
Negative Negative 0 0 0
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome