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Can anyone help me with this??
I cant find out was is the diffence between
Vn1500-L2, Vn1500-L3, Vn1500-L4
One dealer told me it was the color code of the bike
Another, a transmission difference or final drive
I know mine is an L2 from the labels on the bike,
but can't find out with certainty the meaning of the L2, L3, L4.
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Most dealers are idiots when it comes to their own products, I'm discovering. If I remember correctly, a VN88 C and L are the same bike. The C/L has different wheels and bars than the A and B. The 1/2/3 designation is the year in the series. Which means (again, I'm doing this from memory) a L1 would be 1994, L2 1995, L6 1996. In 1996 they started offering the Classic 1500 D series (4 speed trans) and E in 1998 (5 speed.)

http://www.vroc.org/wiki/index.php/User:1111/1500a/faq
 

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Most dealers are idiots when it comes to their own products, I'm discovering. If I remember correctly, a VN88 C and L are the same bike. The C/L has different wheels and bars than the A and B. The 1/2/3 designation is the year in the series. Which means (again, I'm doing this from memory) a L1 would be 1994, L2 1995, L6 1996. In 1996 they started offering the Classic 1500 D series (4 speed trans) and E in 1998 (5 speed.)

http://www.vroc.org/wiki/index.php/User:1111/1500a/faq
its even worse than that. Kawasaki screwed it all up by using the letter L on two completely different models. There was an L version of the older vulcan BUBF as you said, but I think it was only on one year as a special edition.

If this bike is a vulcan classic, then the L shows its a 1500 nomad.
The VN1500L1 was the first year fuel injected nomad. Each number after the letter shows how many years that model has been made. So, assuming we are talking about the classic style engine, the L1 was year 2000. L2 =2001,L3 = 2002, etc. It has nothing to do with any other part of the bike.
The entire frame number would settle it.
 

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Thanx for the reply
A kawasaki mecanic just confirmed to me
what sonnybob just explained about my question.

''If this bike is a vulcan classic, then the L shows its a 1500 nomad.
The VN1500L1 was the first year fuel injected nomad. Each number after the letter shows how many years that model has been made. So, assuming we are talking about the classic style engine, the L1 was year 2000. L2 =2001,L3 = 2002, etc''

My bike is VN1500-L2
wich is a 2001 vulcan classic nomad Fi

Thanx again for the clarification
 

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Ah yes. I assumed it was a BUBF, but I should have asked the model year of the bike, because they quit making the ABC/L models after 1996. Doh! :D
 
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