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General Information

Year
1998
Make
Kawasaki
Model
VN1500
Color
Black
Packages
with calif sidecar friendship III
History
traded my GSX1100G with velorex 562 for the sidecar then found the Vulcan on cycle trader in Tucson,Az. fabricated a sub-frame to mount the car to bike and had to extended the upper mounting rods to fit
1998 Kawasaki VN1500 (Black)

Modifications

Drivetrain
sub-frame i made for mounting the car has a receiver for inch and a quarter hitch. i also mounted a extra fuel tank between bike and car which holds an additional 4.5 gallons and transfers right into the stock tank. there is also an on-board air compressor for filling tires and a separate battery for the car that charges off the bike
Interior
power outlets for wife's blanket and DVD player and an outlet with 2 USB ports for the phones also an interior light in cab and one in the trunk
Exterior
bike is pretty stock it had a loud aftermarket exhaust when I bought it but bought a complete like new stock system for $30 and spent $150 on mounts ,gaskets,and hardeware. Had an aftermarket air cleaner on and I left that
Audio
Stereo in the sidecar none for the bike
Suspension
bike is stock except for steering damper and car has electric trim on the suspension
Wheel and Tire
wheels and tires stock,however i am planning to mount car tires to the bike since it does not lean in corners

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