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Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Series 1996 - 2008 Clymer Owners Service & Repair Manual covers the following models:
● Vulcan 1500 Classic D1-D2 (1996-1997)
● Vulcan 1500 Classic E1-E7 (1998-2004)
● Vulcan 1500 Classic N1-N8 (2000-2008)
● Vulcan 1500 Classic T6 (2006)
● Vulcan 1500 Drifter J1-J2 (1999-2000)
● Vulcan 1500 Drifter R1-R5 (2001-2005)
● Vulcan 1500 Nomad G1, G1A, G2A, G3 (1998-2001)
● Vulcan Nomad L1-L5 (2000-2004)
Note: this manual does not cover Classic Fi, Nomad or Drifter models. See Clymer CM357-2 for 1987-1999 Vulcan 1550A, B and C models.
● QUICK REFERENCE DATA
● GENERAL INFORMATION
Manual organization / Notes, cautions and warnings / Safety first / Service hints / Washing the bike / Special tips / Torque specifications / Fasteners / Lubricants / RTV gasket sealant / Gasket remover / Threadlocking compound / Expendable supplies / Serial numbers / Warning and information labels / Basic hand tools / Precision measuring tools / Special tools / Fabricating tools / Mechanicfs tips / Ball bearing replacement / Seals / Riding safety / Storage / Specifications
Operating requirements / Troubleshooting instruments / Starting the engine / Emergency troubleshooting / Engine starting troubleshooting / Engine performance / Engine noises / Engine lubrication / Clutch / Gearshift linkage / Transmission / Electrical troubleshooting / Test equipment / Basic test procedures / Electrical problems / Charging system troubleshooting / Ignition system troubleshooting / Starter system troubleshooting / Carburetor troubleshooting / Excessive vibration / Front suspension and steering / Brake problems / Specifications
● LUBRICATION, MAINTENANCE AND TUNE-UP
Tune-up /Air filter / Engine oil and filter / Idle speed adjustment / Spark plugs / Battery / Compression test / Ignition timing inspection / Brake system / Clutch system / Cooling system / Fuel hose inspection / Emission control systems / Throttle cable operation and adjustment / Control cable lubrication / Gearshift pedals / Tyres and wheels / Lights and horn inspection / Sidestand switch and ignition cut-off system / Steering head bearing inspection / Front suspension inspection / Rear suspension inspection / Swing arm bearing lubrication / Final drive unit / Speedometer cable lubrication / Fasteners / Specifications
● ENGINE TOP END
Shop cleanliness / Engine / Rocker case cover / Rocker case / Camshaft and cam chain tensioner / External oil hoses / Cylinder head / Valves / Cylinder / Piston and piston rings / Specifications
● ENGINE LOWER END END
Right crankcase cover / Left crankcase outer cover / Front bevel gearcase / Bevel gears / Driven gear / Primary drive gear and water pump drive mechanism / Starter gears / Oil pump / Balancer weights / Balancer drive gear / Balancer shaft / Crankcase / Crankshaft and connecting rods / Break-in / Specifications
● CLUTCH AND EXTERNAL SHIFT MECHANISM
Gearshift pedals / Gearshift pedal shaft / External gearshift mechanism / Clutch inner hub / Master cylinder / Clutch hose assembly / Slave cylinder / Specifications
● TRANSMISSION AND INTERNAL SHIFT MECHANISM
Transmission / Transmission inspection / Internal gearshift mechanism / Specifications
● CARBURETOR, FUEL, EMISSION CONTROL AND EXHAUST SYSTEMS
Throttle position sensor TPS / Fuel tank / Fuel valve / Fuel level sensor / Fuel pump / Fuel filter / Crankcase breather inspection / Clean air system / Evaporative emission control system / Specifications
● FUEL INJECTION, EMISSION CONTROL AND EXHAUST SYSTEM
Digital fuel injection DFI / Fuel delivery system tests / Fuel pump / Fuel injection main relay / Fuel pressure regulator / Induction system / Idle speed control valves / Throttle body / Intake manifold / Fuel injectors / Throttle position sensor TPS / Atmospheric pressure AP sensor / Vacuum sensor / Engine coolant temperature ECT sensor / Intake air temperature IAT sensor / Vehicle down sensor / Ignition pickup coils / Fuel tank / Fuel return check valve / Fuel level system / Clean air system / Exhaust system / Specifications
● ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Charging system / Regulator-rectifier / Alternator rotor and stator / Ignition system / Starting system / Starter / Lighting / Switches / Oil pressure warning system / Relays / Meter unit / Turn signal canceling system / Speed sensor / Fuel level system / Fuel pump / Fuses and junction box / Specifications
● COOLING SYSTEM
Radiator and fan / Cooling fan switch / Coolant temperature sending unit / Thermostat / Water pump / Specifications
● WHEELS AND TYRES
Front wheel / Rear wheel / Rear wheel coupling / Wheel and axle inspection / Front and rear hubs / Laced wheels / Cast wheels / Wheel balance / Tyres / Specifications
● FRONT SUSPENSION AND STEERING
Handlebar / Front fork / Steering head and stem / Steering head bearings / Steering bearing adjustment / Specifications
● REAR SUSPENSION AND FINAL DRIVE
Shock absorber / Final drive unit / Swing arm and drive shaft / Specifications
Brake service / Brake pad replacement / Front brake caliper / Rear brake caliper / Caliper repair / Front master cylinder / Rear master cylinder and brake pedal / Brake bleeding / Brake disc / Specifications
● BODY AND FRAME
Front seat / Rear seat / Side covers / Front footrests / Rear footpegs / Rear footrests / Sidestand / Front fender / Rear fender / Saddlebags / Windshield and brackets / Wind deflectors / Front frame guard / Steering head covers / Specifications
● COLOUR 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.
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