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  1. Vulcan 500, i need a better seat....

    Vulcan 500
    So I got this bike for a grand and I love it so far. The only thing is the damn seat, at first I didn't notice it. But now that I'm comfortable riding its driving me crazy, I can go maybe 30 minutes before I start getting uncomfortable. Is there any options? I notice the vn800 seats look very...
  2. Valve cover torque issue

    Vulcan 500
    In the service manual under torque specs for the cylinder head cover it states it is set to 87 in-lb but when I go to look at the exploded view of the engine top end it states 8.5 in-lb for those bolts. Also in the procedure for removing and reattaching the cover it states 87 in-lb... does...
  3. Vulcan 500 with ninja 1000 swap? Same engine with 2 more cyl.

    Vulcan 500
    How hard does everyone think it would be to swap a ninja 1000 engine onto a 05 vulcan 500 frame. If it fits it ships, if the bolts line up I know my next part of my project. I have an 05 Vulcan 500 set up past ninja 500 spec "same engine" slightly different internals. Delkevic exhuast...
  4. Long clear hose

    Vulcan 500
    HI- just bought my 2004 500 and was looking at the engine when I noticed a 16" clear hose just tucked in not connected to anything and tried to figure out where it is supposed to be hooked up to! Any ideas? I have lpoked online and couldnt find any answers. I don't want to drive it just in case...
  5. 2009 Vulcan 500 issues

    New Member Introductions
    Alright so I know this is the internet so I'm sure there is about 35 different ways this will go but here's the whole situation. I just bought my first bike which is a 2009 Vulcan 500 and it started but would cut off after 10 seconds ( been sitting untouched for a year or so ). So took it to a...
  6. vulcan 500 only sometimes fires on RH cylinder

    General Vulcan Talk
    I have an 01 Vulcan 500 I got used and it sometimes doesn't fire on the right cylinder. I cleaned the carb and then I could smell unburned gas in the exhaust so I know it is getting gas. Replaced the spark plugs and that did not help so I replaced the coil, and it still sometimes runs on the...
  7. New Member

    New Member Introductions
    I am from Missouri and I just got into Motorcycles at 38 this Summer. My first, and current, motorcycle is an 01 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 that I picked up on Craigslist. I love riding but won't have a chance for a while because I sustained an injury to my left hand while remodeling my house...
  8. Vulcan 500

    New Member Introductions
    I have an 01 Vulcan 500 I got used and it sometimes doesn't fire on the right cylinder. I cleaned the carb and then I could smell unburned gas in the exhaust so I know it is getting gas. Replaced the spark plugs and that did not help so I replaced the coil, and it still sometimes runs on the...
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