Exhaust valve dropped and busted! Vulcan 800b
I was driving down the highway on my 2001 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 800 and heard a popping noise followed by my bike shutting off and metal pieces jingling on the pavement behind me. I at first didn't know WHAT was happening but rolled my bike off the road to find out. I found the exhaust valve in my exhaust pipe and small pieces of metal on the ground... NOT GOOD. This engine was just shy of 50k though so I feel like it held up well for how long it did!
Here's my problem. I can't find any decent full engine replacements OR any parts that I can do a full valve replacement kit with. I'm trying to not spend more than $1,000 to fix this and get me back on the road again. I feel as if I've looked everywhere and can't find the parts I need. I have so many questions!
I found valve kits on Ebay for a Vulcan 800a.. would that be the same parts as the b??
Does anyone know where I can find parts for this job to do on my own or who I can buy a good replacement engine from?
I can provide more info if needed but I don't necessarily know what kind of monster I'm dealing with just yet. This would be my first time taking apart an engine if I got the right parts.
IF there are other sizes of engines I could buy in place of the exact same model, what should I pick? What year of engines can I replace with??
Last edited by Ceveringham; 06-18-2018 at 06:57 PM.
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