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I'm trying to figure out which engine I have on my bike. From what I've read in the forums here, I think my engine serial number should start with en500xxxxx. Am I incorrect in this?

The engine in my bike has a serial number beginning with ex500xxxxx.

I've been reading through some older posts on the forums regarding engine swaps from a ninja 500, and those are model designated ex500.

Do I actually have a ninja engine in the bike already?
 

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DKC,

Nope! No Ninja. All the Vulcan 500 engine serial numbers start with EX. If the engine case is Silver then it is a Vulcan 500 engine. If the engine case is black then it is from a Ninja 500.

If you are considering doing performance upgrades know that the engines are nearly identical internally. Only the pistons, cylinder heads, and camshafts are different.
 

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Thanks Bill! Not looking to make those upgrades at this point, just making sure of what I have. Plenty of other upgrades going to eat the budget up first lol
 
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