Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Hilliard, Florida
Year/Make/Model: 2019/Kawasaki/Vulcan S ABS
Scootworks pulley upgrade
Be warned!!! don't deal directly with Scootworks. I got stories, lies and excuses, but did finally get the pulleys after 7 weeks (or was it 8?). If I hadn't emailed them daily when I heard nothing for too long, I don't know how much time it would have taken. They bill your credit card immediately after taking the order, even before they make them, which is just plain wrong.
The front pulley was perfect, but the rear pulley had some roughness on the inside edge where the belt runs, which was easily cleaned up with a file and about 10 minutes. I wasn't about to send it back if I could fix it.
What Kawasaki did was create a beautiful bike well under $10K that is geared too low. I have read people who disagree, and I know you won't hurt it winding it up, but riding for nearly 50 years, trust me, its geared too low. Cruisers are supposed to be relaxed, but it sure wasn't.
Now the good news... these pulleys (both of them) is what Kawasaki should have done from the factory. Acceleration is still excellent, but it has to be a little slower. After ordering I became concerned that changing both pulleys would be too much, but not so. First gear is between where first and second used to be which is great. Before... at 60 MPH indicated I was actually traveling 54 MPH according to Garmin... now at 60 indicated I am actually going 64 to 65 MPH. So at the same RPM I picked about 10 MPH. When riding secondary roads, running an actual 55 to 60 MPH the bike is just purring! The faster you normally run the easier it will be compared to the way they are stock. Bite the bullet and spring for both pulleys! You'll love 'em.
Last edited by Clumpster; 12-17-2011 at 04:00 PM.