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2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Aug 20, 2018


Hi, Anonymous before testing any electrical component in the Turn Signal Light Circuit it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test because your battery may have 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amps causing the battery to be faulty and must be replaced, "AGM" batteries fall into this category more so than lead-acid types, also before diagnosing any turn signal/running light/parking light issue make sure the bulb is good and the light fuse has continuity with a test light. If you have replaced your OEM lights with one or all LED lights you are going to need a load equalizer.
If no turn signals are working the cause could be a faulty turn signal module/flasher or the connector going to it, look for, corroded, loose, or broken pins/sockets. Contact spray cleaner is great for removing corrosion.
If your turn signal comes on but takes several seconds before it starts flashing you may have dirty contacts in the turn signal switch/button, the switch needs to be opened up and cleaned also the flasher may be starting to fail. It should be noted that cold weather will only exacerbate the situation especially when temperatures drop down below freezing and the location of the component, turn signal switches on the handlebar are at the mercy of the oncoming freezing 70 mph wind and makes it hard for the contacts to do their job covered in frozen grease/grime
If all four turn signals flash at the same time like hazard lights even though you only pressed one turn signal button then you have a LED light in the circuit and need a load equalizer that can be purchased from any motorcycle parts supplier.
If your speedometer does not function properly it will have to be fixed first because your turn signal module gets the data from the speedometer for normal turn signal function.
If your front turn signals don't work use a test light to check for power and ground at the bulb socket, then start backtracking the wiring through every wire connector to the turn signal switch/button and check for continuity, go all the way back to the fuse if necessary to find the cause of the malfunction.
If your rear turn signals don't work check your rear fender wiring harness connector first, for corroded, broken, loose pins/sockets, power, and a good ground, the harness connector is usually located under the seat on the front of the rear fender then keep tracing the wiring look for obvious harness damage caused by the rear tire.
If you still can't find the malfunction backtrack from the rear fender wiring harness connector.
If one side does not work you could have a faulty turn signal switch or module check for continuity.
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2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Mar 18, 2018


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2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Mar 17, 2018


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2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Sep 07, 2017


Yes, its the needle and seat (in the bottom of the carbs) that controls the flow of gas into the carburetor, when they get ANY dirt (of any kind) between the needle and the seat..this does not allow the flow to shut off completely. This fills the float bowl until it over flows out the needle jet/pilot jet and it runs into the cylinders and back into the air box/air filter.
Your fuel system needs cleaning (NOT WITH ANY ADDITIVE) - actual disassembly and cleaning..INCLUDING the carburetors and add a fuel filter to the fuel line between the tank and the carbs..

2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Aug 23, 2017


Hi, James inspect the drive unit at the front wheel for proper function and make sure the drive tab is properly indexed in the wheel hub, sorry you can't find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha despair not for a mere $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
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2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Apr 17, 2016


the cam shaft is held in position by a set of thrust washers normally behind the sprocket or gear between the cam shaft bearing block and the sprocket or gear
end float or around .020 " is acceptable as it allows oil to lubricate that thrust washer but any more ( check specifications for cam shaft end float ) would not be acceptable as it tends to load up the links of the timing chain
if the cam is gear driven the excessive end float will alter valve timing

2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Sep 18, 2015


Assuming all things are stock and the crash bars are causing the problem, the only solution is to remove the crash bars, loosen the retaining bolt on the old shift lever and slide it off the splined shaft. It's good to note the mounting of the old shift lever before removing from the shaft so the new one can be mounted exactly the same. Easy to mark on the shaft a dot (black marker) where the slot on the shift lever is located. Reverse the process for the new shift lever. Good luck

2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Sep 07, 2014


I usually cut them off with a craft knife, when putting on the new ones soak them in very hot water it softens them up allowing a tight fit.

2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Aug 03, 2014


You obviously. Have a dead cylinder. It could be caused by a few. Things a flooding carburetor would be the most likely but it could also be caused by a bad coil, plug wire, or dead plug.

2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Jun 19, 2014


My guess would be the vent line from your carbs is clogged.

2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Apr 12, 2014


Sit at a traffic light till the temp reaches about 220, it should start about then. My fan has come on 3 times in 8 years.

2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Mar 18, 2012


Sounds like a stuck starter solenoid,if you can get to the solenoid tap it with the handle of a screw driver,might take a sharp rap if it quits cranking then you will need to replace it...

2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Jun 12, 2011


check your side stand safety switch. if the kick stand is down the engine will shut off. if this switch is stuck then the bike thinks the kick stand is down. clean out the switch.

2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Jan 18, 2011


Adjusting valves on these motorcycles is effected by replacing shims situated between the rocker and the top of the valve stem. It is not a job for the impatient. It can also turn out to be quite expensive as shims sell for around $10 and there are 8 of them.
Remove the seat,fuel tank and air cleaner assemblies.
Once you have the valve covers off you will need to measure the valve clearance. This is done by inserting a feeler guage between the valve and rocker arm when the particular cam lobe for the valve is pointed away from the rocker arm. Refer to the diagram. Measure at points 1 and 2 when the cam lobe is pointed away from point 3. Do this by inserting consecutively thicker blades into the space until a slght resistance is felt when moving the blade into and out of the space.

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Record the measurement for each of the valves by rotating the engine each time to get the cam lobe pointed correctly.
Compare these values to the manufacturers specs.
Intake : 0.10 to 0.15mm (0.004 to 0.006 inches)
Exhaust : 0.20 to 0.25mm (0.008 to 0.010 inches)
If the measurements are out of spec you will need to replace shims for the affected valves.
Remove the camcaps by removing the bolts in a criss-cross pattern. Do not disassemble them as this is not nescesary if you only need to replace shims. Do not remove or disturb the heads or you will need new headgaskets. If you are going to re-use a shim it needs to go back on top of the valve where it was removed from. Do not turn the engine with the camcaps removed. Remove only on camcap at a time.
Remove the shim for a particular valve and measure its thickness. Use a micrometer as a most verniers are not accurate enough.
Subtract the highest manufacturers value for a particular valve clearance from the actual measured value. Add this value to the measured value of the shim for that valve. This is the minimum thickness of the shim needed. You may find that that exact number might not be available, so take the next thicker size available.
Example.
Measured clearance value for an exhaust valve = 0.29mm
Measured value of the shim for that valve = 2.69mm
Minimum shim size needed : 0.29mm-0.25mm+2.69mm = 2.73mm
So 2.73mm is the smallest size needed to get back to spec. However this will put you at the largest allowable clearance and a couple miles down the road you will need to replace the shim again as it will have worn down out of spec.
Calculate the largest size shim needed for that valve.
Maximum shim size needed: 0.29mm-0.20mm+2.69mm=2.78mm
It would therefore be best to take the 2.75mm shim to get the clearance back in spec.
On reassembly note that the locating dowels for the cam caps are refitted. Retighten the cam caps in a criss-cross pattern.

2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Dec 21, 2010


Most auto stores can order in the spark plug you are looking for.
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2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Sep 09, 2010


the stand doesn't adjust,it's held up by a spring,check to see if the spring is weak and letting the stand drop down,if so replace with a new or stiffer sprig...

2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on May 05, 2010


Clutch discs are stuck, put the bike in gear, not running, pull in the clutch and push the bike back and forth to break the clutches loose. Once they break loose start the engine put the bike in gear, hold the front brake, and slip the clutch a little to remove any built up or stuck crud on the plates.

2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Apr 17, 2010


not without purchasing a lowering link kit

2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Apr 17, 2010

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