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  1. hedez7964@gmail.com
    06-21-2019 11:51 AM - permalink
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    Hi Sfair,

    I read an answer you gave on a post from last year and I was wondering if you could help me with an issue I'm having with my 2015 VN 900. The bike sometimes does not start. I open the switch and it lights up but when I push the Start button it tries to start, a click is heard and it dies completely. Even the clock gets reset as if the battery was disconnected. I open and close the switch until it ligshts up again and starts.

    1. How many miles on it? 21k Miles

    2. How long have you owned? 4 years

    3. When it quits, any sputtering or it is just like you turned the key off? It's like I the battery gets disconnected

    4. Does the FI light come on when it stops? No. The bike dies

    5. Does it start right up, or? I have to open and close the switch a few times until energy comes back.

    6. Any other issues, no matter how unrelated?No sir. When it starts it runs normally.


    I appreciate any help you can give me on this issue.

    Sincerely,


    Hector Hernandez
  2. Shane Maslanka
    05-23-2019 04:06 PM - permalink
    Shane Maslanka
    Hello sfair,
    I'm wondering if you might be able to help me diagnose a problem with my 06 kawa VN900. I suspect it's the fuel pump, but rather than "throw parts at a problem", which I know you are not an advocate of, I would like to systematically trouble shoot potential problems. I've never really used a meter before, and I'm wondering if you could help me check the relays?

    Thank you,
    Shane
  3. Talk2matt
    04-17-2019 10:08 AM - permalink
    Talk2matt
    Hey Sfair, I posted about an electrical problem in the 1500 forum about my 2007 1500 classic that wont crank. I've read a bunch of your trouble shooting posts and they are awesome. Any way I could enlist your help to walk through to find my problem? Bike has power, brand new battery, charged and holds power when I draw on it. I can get the starter to fire by jumping the starter solonoid but cant figure out what the heck I'm missing on power through the switches. I'm no mechanic, but I'm able to follow direction of somebody who knows where to look. Thanks
  4. cruzin
    05-07-2018 10:12 PM - permalink
    cruzin
    sfair, I wanted to say hello again. You helped me a few years back with my first vulcan 1500 and I wanted to thank you for your help. I find your replies to myself and others very precise and helpful. You told me back when I was working on my 02 carbed classic that I should have got a FI model. Well last week I picked me up a FI. Now I have the best of both worlds. See you around. thanks again.
  5. wporter
    12-28-2017 07:13 PM - permalink
    wporter
    sfair,

    Would you care to give me advice again, please? You did once before some time back and it was 100% - I'd like to get your take on another issue on another, almost identical bike. The 2008 Nomad 1600 I've ridden for the past ~8k miles spit out almost, if not all coolant through the overflow hose while idling the other day. I read up on how to refill and bleed the system and then did just that tonight. The fan does come on for short periods while it idled in my shop but nothing like I remember it running before. It also dribbled and would have emptied the system through the overflow hose again had I let it. No over-temp light comes on except during key-on and starting, etc. My reading up on the symptoms have now left me wondering where to start spending money and turning wrenches. Any thoughts you would like to share will be much appreciated.

    I will post as a new thread in the 1600 Forum.


    Thank you,

    Warren
  6. JohnWathey
    12-01-2017 10:40 AM - permalink
    JohnWathey
    Hello sir,

    I've noticed by reading on here you are "The MAN". I'm hoping I can get some expertise from you on my Vulcan. I too agree throwing parts at something will usually leave you broke before the problem is solved. Anyhow, I have a 2005 Vulcan 1500 classic. 7000 miles. Having fuel pump issues. No longer humming for 3 seconds when I turn the key on. Any input you might have would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.

    -John
  7. Cambertire11
    07-09-2017 08:19 PM - permalink
    Cambertire11
    How do I start a new thread????
    Thanks in advance
  8. Cambertire11
    07-09-2017 08:18 PM - permalink
    Cambertire11
    Hi, John here and I am new. NO IDEA how to start a thread?!?!? I am hoping you can help me fig it out??? I have a 2005 Vulcan 1500 fi and the positive battery cable rubbed against the frame on my 1st ride (got it used) it WAS running great then on my way home started flickering (electronics) and cutting out (engine) then died and no restarting SO I found the pos cable touching the frame under the seat (ugg) and the 15 amp fuse under the seat was blown.... Replaced the fuse and it blows right away when I try to restart.....
    checked all other fuses and none are blown. ANY ideas????
    I want to start a thread but no idea how to either
    Thanks and I look forward to your help
  9. sfair
    05-02-2017 09:37 AM - permalink
    sfair
    You are welcome.
  10. zedteamk2
    05-01-2017 06:41 PM - permalink
    zedteamk2
    Hello ! I just wanted to say thanks for your help !

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05-09-2019
06:54 PM - westcoastkevin mentioned sfair in post V900C FI light does not come on. / no start
...a Hot Cruiser sfair jbiggers for the ...
05-08-2019
04:18 PM - westcoastkevin mentioned sfair in post V900C FI light does not come on. / no start
sfair So I am working thro...
05-07-2019
02:37 PM - westcoastkevin mentioned sfair in post V900C FI light does not come on. / no start
...stop. (normally) sfair Thanks for the reply...
05-06-2019
07:56 PM - westcoastkevin mentioned sfair in post V900C FI light does not come on. / no start
sfair I monitored Pin 12....
08:56 AM - westcoastkevin mentioned sfair in post V900C FI light does not come on. / no start
...Hot Cruiser sfair (and anyone else who...
04-17-2019
09:53 PM - westcoastkevin mentioned sfair in post V900C FI light does not come on. / no start
sfair I appreciate the ch...
01-07-2019
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10-24-2018
09:54 AM - sfair mentioned Bandit101 in post 97 Vulcan 1500 engine and trans swap
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08-30-2018
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07-22-2018
06:21 PM - _Kodiak_ mentioned sfair in post 98 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 classic electrical problem
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03-10-2018
09:04 AM - MN-Rider mentioned sfair in post 98 Vulcan 1500 e model
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01-29-2018
10:39 AM - MN-Rider mentioned sfair in post 1998 kawasaki vulcan 1500 classic turns over slow, dash doesnt light up with key on
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12-30-2017
11:03 AM - magicgrotto mentioned sfair in post VN 1500 head light problem
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11-01-2017
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10-25-2017
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10-20-2017
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08-08-2017
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07-27-2017
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05-20-2019
11:27 AM - Carnahse quoted sfair in post Dead Electronics but will crank on bypass
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09:17 AM - Carnahse quoted sfair in post Dead Electronics but will crank on bypass
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05-19-2019
09:44 PM - lightcs1776 quoted sfair in post "Choke" on a 1600 Classic?
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05-18-2019
10:03 PM - gb_ballz quoted sfair in post Start Issue - Clicks and eventually starts
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05-17-2019
01:06 PM - Carnahse quoted sfair in post Dead Electronics but will crank on bypass
Did you check the main fus...
05-13-2019
08:57 PM - Bandit101 quoted sfair in post charged battery now no turn over
Some do, some don't. If it...
08:11 PM - sfair quoted Bandit101 in post charged battery now no turn over
If you just bump the start but...
05-11-2019
12:13 PM - stupidName quoted sfair in post Start Issue - Clicks and eventually starts
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05-09-2019
10:43 PM - Flapjack quoted sfair in post Dragging brakes
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12:45 AM - rick quoted sfair in post Wont start
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05-08-2019
11:09 PM - gb_ballz quoted sfair in post Start Issue - Clicks and eventually starts
In other words, kill switc...
08:23 PM - gb_ballz quoted sfair in post Start Issue - Clicks and eventually starts
kill switch on, Any idea...
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07:43 AM - westcoastkevin quoted sfair in post V900C FI light does not come on. / no start
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05-07-2019
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05-06-2019
12:14 PM - westcoastkevin quoted sfair in post V900C FI light does not come on. / no start
Do this one test. Too much...
05-05-2019
07:16 PM - sfair quoted Kais2118 in post 2002 Vulcan 1500 mean streak
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05-03-2019
01:08 PM - dokrok5150 quoted sfair in post charged battery now no turn over
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