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Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 1987 - 1999 Clymer Owners Service & Repair Manual Covers the following Models:
● Vulcan 88 A1-A9 (U.S. and Canada) (1987-1995)
● VN-15 A1-A9 (Except U.S. and Canada) (1987-1995)
● Vulcan 1500 A10-A13 (U.S. and Canada) (1996-1999)
● Vulcan 88 B1-B4 (U.S. and Canada) (1987-1992)
● VN-15SE B1-B4 (Except U.S. and Canada) (1987-1992)
● Vulcan 1500 C3-C4 (U.S. and Canada) (1996-1997)
● VN-15 C1-C4 (Except U.S. and Canada) (1994-1997)
Note: This manual DOES NOT cover 1996-1999 Classic, Nomad or Drifter models. See Clymer CM471-3 for VN1500 Classic models.
● QUICK REFERENCE DATA
● GENERAL INFORMATION
Manual organization / Notes / cautions and warnings / Safety first / Service hints / Washing the bike / Torque specifications / Special tips / Fasteners / Lubricants / Threadlocking compound / Expendable supplies / Serial numbers / Warning and information labels / Basic hand tools / Precision measuring tools / Special tools / Fabricating tools / Mechanic's tips / Ball bearing replacement / Seals / Riding safety / Storage
Operating requirements / Troubleshooting instruments / Starting the engine / Starting difficulties / Poor idle speed performance / Engine starting system / Charging system / Ignition system / Fuel system / Engine overheating / Engine / Engine noises / Cylinder leakage test / Clutch / Transmission / Final drive / Handling / Frame noise / Brakes
● LUBRICATION, MAINTENANCE AND TUNE-UP
Routine checks / Pre-ride inspection / Service intervals / Tyres and wheels / Battery / Battery electrical cable connectors / Periodic lubrication / Engine oil and filter change / Oil pump screen / Final drive oil change / Front fork oil change / Periodic maintenance / Throttle adjustment / Air filter element / Unscheduled maintenance / Coolant change / Vacuum line inspection / Fuel line inspection / Tune-up / Compression test / Spark plug / Ignition timing / Carburetor idle speed adjustment / Carburetor synchronization / Specifications
● ENGINE UPPER END
Engine principles / Engine / Rocker arm case / Rocker arm assemblies / Hydraulic lash adjusters / Camshafts / Camshaft chain tensioner / Camshaft chain and guides / External oil line / Cylinder head / Valves and valve components / Cylinder block / Pistons and piston rings / Specifications
● ENGINE LOWER END
Right-hand crankcase cover / Left-hand crankcase outer cover / Front bevel gear case / Primary drive gear and water pump drive mechanism / Starter motor gears / Oil pump / Balancer weights and shaft / Crankcase / Crankshaft and connecting rods / Break-in / Specifications
● CLUTCH AND EXTERNAL SHIFT MECHANISM
External gearshift mechanism / Clutch / Clutch hydraulic system / Master cylinder / Slave cylinder / Bleeding the system / Specifications
● TRANSMISSION AND INTERNAL SHIFT MECHANISM
Transmission / Internal gearshift mechanism / Specifications
● FUEL / EMISSION CONTROL AND EXHAUST SYSTEMS
Fuel system identification / Air filter surge tank / Carburetor operation / Carburetor / Carburetor adjustments / Throttle cable replacement / Fuel tank / Fuel shutoff valve / Fuel pump / Fuel filter and hoses / Crankcase breather system (U.S. only) / Evaporative emission control system (California models only) / Exhaust system / Specifications
● ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
Basic information / Electrical connectors / Charging system / Voltage regulator/rectifier / Alternator / Transistorized ignition system / Starting system / Lighting system / Switches / Electrical components / Horn / Fuel pump / Cooling fan circuit / Thermostatic fan switch / Fuel level system (A models only) / Junction box and fuses / Wiring and connectors / Wiring diagrams / Specifications
● COOLING SYSTEM
Hoses and hose clamps / Cooling system inspection / Coolant reservoir / Radiator and radiator fan / Cooling fan / Thermostat / Water pump impeller and mechanical seal / Specifications
● FRONT SUSPENSION AND STEERING
Front wheel / Front hub / Wheels / Tyres / Tyre changing / Tyre repairs / Handlebar / Steering head and stem / Steering head bearing races / Front fork / Specifications
● REAR SUSPENSION AND FINAL DRIVE
Rear wheel / Rear hub / Final drive unit / Swing arm and drive shaft / Shock absorbers / Specifications
● BRAKE SYSTEM
Disc brakes / Front brake pad replacement / Front brake caliper / Front master cylinder / Rear brake pad replacement / Rear brake caliper / Brake caliper disassembly/inspection assembly (all models) / Rear master cylinder / Brake hose replacement / Brake disc / Bleeding the system / Rear brake pedal / Specifications
● BODY AND FRAME
Seats / Frame side covers / Frame head side covers / Footpegs / Sidestand / Front fender / Specifications
● WIRING DIAGRAMS
Clymer motorcycle repair manuals can save you money on maintenance and repair bills. Step-by-step procedures and detailed illustrations guide you through every job, from maintenance and troubleshooting, all the way to complete teardown and rebuild.
Please note that workshop manuals are usually written for models sold in a specific country. Differences in specification can exist between models sold in different countries and items such as engines can vary. Please check that the manual will cover your model before purchase and if you are unsure please contact us first.
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