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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 07-06-2017, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all,

New rider, new Vulcan 2000 owner (used: 2005 LTD)

Soon after purchase I had electrical problems. Mechanic says replace stator and everything else electric related to charging and spark.

Have all parts EXCEPT the Pulsing Coil. Kawasaki has it backordered and can't say when it will be available. Therefore the bike sits and sits and I don't get to ride!

I would be grateful for any help with the following:

a) Where can I get one? It would have to be in stock, because Kawasaki can't fulfill orders right now
b) Is there a reliable alternative?
c) Since I'm not sure the one I am replacing is bad - is there a way to test it that I can tell to my mechanic?
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Hi all,

New rider, new Vulcan 2000 owner (used: 2005 LTD)

Soon after purchase I had electrical problems. Mechanic says replace stator and everything else electric related to charging and spark.

Have all parts EXCEPT the Pulsing Coil. Kawasaki has it backordered and can't say when it will be available. Therefore the bike sits and sits and I don't get to ride!

I would be grateful for any help with the following:

a) Where can I get one? It would have to be in stock, because Kawasaki can't fulfill orders right now
b) Is there a reliable alternative?
c) Since I'm not sure the one I am replacing is bad - is there a way to test it that I can tell to my mechanic?
Kawasaki 59026-0005 - COIL-PULSING : Babbitts Kawasaki Partshouse
Maybe this will help:
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Many thanks - I'll try.

I've called 5 or 6 places and they all say yes until I ask if they have it in stock. Then they check Kawasaki's site and find that it's backordered, but maybe Babbitts will have it...
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I just noticed the different suffix -0005 instead of -0002

Do you mean that this one should work as well? I'm totally unfamiliar with this stuff, so don't know myself...
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I just noticed the different suffix -0005 instead of -0002

Do you mean that this one should work as well? I'm totally unfamiliar with this stuff, so don't know myself...
All 2000s use the same pickup. Here is another: Kawasaki Vulcan VN 2000 Engine Motor Pick Up Coil Sensor | eBay
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Thanks - I'm hoping for new - or an alternative -- since I can't tell if the used one on E-Bay is working or not, but as a last resort, that may have to do.
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Thanks - I'm hoping for new - or an alternative -- since I can't tell if the used one on E-Bay is working or not, but as a last resort, that may have to do.
The pickup can be tested for resistance. I don't have the parameters for that particular pickup, but it should be in the service manual.
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I have the service manual - thanks for that suggestion!
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Mechanic says replace stator and everything else electric related to charging and spark.



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Wow. Sounds like your mechanic is using the shotgun method of troubleshooting.
Is that the best he can do?

What is the problem?
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First - thanks for the helpful posts!

The original problem was that the battery wasn't getting charged even at 50 mph. This was after some repairs that included new tires and a new clutch. The battery died while they were doing those and so they replaced it. I suspect the problem showed up then and they thought it was a dead battery... anyway I took it home with the new clutch and tires and...

About a week later the bike wouldn't start. I had to charge it and then jump it before I could ride it back to the shop...

At first the mechanic couldn't make it happen in the shop (I saw that the battery was getting 14.50 when the bike was revved...)

So I took it home and the next day I checked using a meter and it was at 10 -12 - not enough to charge.

So I took it back in - we decided, based on the reputation the V2000 has for electrical problems that the stator should be replaced.

My mechanic says he wants to replace the coil and one or two other parts as well -- since he's in there already and it's better than paying him to go back and do it if it is busted or breaks in the next few months.

It's a used bike and I'd like to take it for some long rides - spending a little money for new electrical parts in a critical area sounds great.

But - it's backordered and I can't find a new one anywhere.

I'm about ready to tell him to replace the stator and the other pieces and call it good...

It sure would be nice if there was a way to test the pulsing coil - but he seems to think that can't be done...?

He's a good guy - has a great reputation around my area so I think he's trying to do his best for me...

I'm a new rider and REALLY need the road therapy, so I'm hoping to find a way to get the thing running again - preferably without wondering if the coil is going to fail at some point in the near future and stop sending spark to the spark plugs...
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