Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Beaver Dam Wisconsin, formerly Daytona Beach/Orange City Florida
Year/Make/Model: 2003 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad
1500fi engine problems
Current status... engine has spark,gas, but no start..... 03 Vulcan Nomad 1500FI, K&N intake,with V&H exhaust and a older style Digital fuel tuner.
the story, has been running fairly good for the most part since resetting timing in November. every few weeks would have it get jerky and die, after several times of sorting wiring, checking everything and making sure all was right, i would have this happen again. discovered plugs would randomly get very wet on cold start, appears that it would randomly dump too much gas in chamber. could not figure it out.
recently on a ride home from work, noticed the gas gauge moving down at a dramatic rate. stopped for gas, left gas station, stopped next door to gas station, check my dfo setting, then took off out of parking lot, got maybe 50 feet out, coughed splutted, jerked, popped and as it died let out a boom with a big cloud of white smoke.
Dumped the oil & filter out, oil smelt very gassy, still no start. discovered plugs getting Major wet on initial attempt to start. disconnected the DFO and tried again, got a very rough start for maybe 15-30 seconds, then died and hasn't started since. Plugs were also carboning up within about 600-800 miles before it stopped running
Help and ideas appreciated, it was an awesome bike and im trying to figure out if to fix, replace or rebuild?
I have checked spark,check fuel checked wiring, coils are new, from trying to solve problems way back.
just dont know what this is??