20 Most Recent 2000 kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Drifter Questions & Answers


Hi, Anonymous for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Kawasaki, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Feb 24, 2019


Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. The front wheel or transmission drive unit has failed.
2. The drive unit tab is not properly indexed.
3. Broken speedometer cable.
4. The speedometer has failed.
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2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Aug 29, 2018


Hi, William and the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. The fuel tank has old dead gas.
3. Fuel tank bottom contaminated with ethanol sludge, dirt, water, rust, etc.
4. Fuel supply valve/petcock turned off.
5. Fouled spark plugs.
6. Engine flooded as a result of overuse of the choke.
7. Vacuum hose to the fuel supply valve/petcock disconnected, broken, cracked, or pinched.
8. Fuel valve/petcock or filter clogged.
9. Fuel line to carburetor or throttle body pinched, kinked or blocked.
10. Carburetor float stuck.
11. Fuel injectors clogged.
12. Fuel injectors stuck open.
13. Quick disconnect check ball stuck.
14. Compression below 75 PSI.
15. A stuck-bent-burnt valve.
16. Improper valve clearance (too tight)
17. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a cursory reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
18. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
19. Loose or corroded wire connection at the coil or plug between ignition sensor and ECM module.
20. Spark plug cables in bad condition and shorting check for spark leakage in the dark, cable connections are loose or connected to the wrong cylinders.
21. Ignition timing incorrect due to a faulty ignition coil, ignition module or MAP, CMP, CKP, O2, TPS, ETP, IAC sensors.
22. Faulty neutral, clutch, kickstand safety switch.
23. Faulty fuel pump or fuse or relay.
24. Faulty or corroded run/stop switch.
25. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
26. Security system not disarming alarm needs a reset.
27. Check for engine trouble codes.
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2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Jul 27, 2018


Hi, Hippy1962 before diagnosing your blown fuse issue, check the bottom of your seat, if its metal and comes in close proximity to the positive battery post you need to take the necessary steps to ensure there is no contact (electrical tape, thick rubber insulation, hammer a dent in the seat bottom etc.) You are going to need a wiring diagram from your service manual, a test light, an ohmmeter and plenty of extra fuses.
If you turn on your ignition switch and immediately blow a fuse you have a hard/dead short and is usually easy to find. With a test light connected to the hot side of the blown fuse holder start stabbing the wire/s that leads away from the fuse holder and towards the ignition switch, you test light will illuminate validating the short. When the test light fails to illuminate you have passed the short and need to back up until the test light illuminates, then look in the immediate area for the short.
If you driving down the road for 30 minutes or 15 miles and blow a fuse you have soft/flying short and may take some time and patience to find.
If the main fuse/circuit breaker constantly blows/trips while riding you probably have a faulty battery terminal connection. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary. Any other fuses that constantly keep blowing while riding are usually caused by a loose or corroded ground wire in the circuit, which means you have to check, inspect, test each and everyone with an ohm meter set on a low ohm scale 100 ohms or less . Simply touch one lead to the ground source and the other lead to the battery negative terminal, a reading of zero indicates a clean solid ground. Any reading or infinity indicates a poor ground and needs to be repaired. Poor or weak grounds require excessive additional amperage to complete the circuit which in turn blows the small amperage fuse.
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2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Jul 25, 2018


Hi, Rcox006 and Danbrain for this scenario you will need your service, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Kawasaki, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing and printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
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2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Jul 25, 2018


Hi, Anonymous I would love to help you with your engine or chassis noise but I just loaned my brand new pair of listening ears to your local dealer's chief technician so he could take your bike for a test ride and give you his professional opinion and estimate about your noise and repair cost. If you are a little short on "DRACHMA" and a Dealership is not on your list of fun places to visit then perhaps the list below will help soothe your worried mind so you can make an informed decision.
1. Bearings---SCREECH---WHINE
2. Belts---CHIRP
3. Brake Rotors---BUZZ
4. Cam Chains---CLICKIT
5. Clutches---CHATTER
6. Cylinders---PING
7. Fairing Panels---WHISTLE
8. Fenders---SCRAPE
9. Fronk Forks---Plunk
10. Fuel pumps---WHIRR
11. Gears---WHINE
12. Head Gasket---HISS
13. Hydraulic Lifters---TAP
14. Instrument Clusters---BUZZING
15. Kick Starter---GRINDS
16. Pistons---SLAP
17. Power Valves---CLINK& RATTLE
18. Radiators---GURGLE
19. Rear Chains---RATTLE
20. Rear Shocks---SQUEAK
21. Relays---CLICK&BUZZ
22. Shaft Drives---WHIRR
23. Shifting Trans---CLUNK
24. Solid Lifters---TICK
25. Speedometers---bzzz
26. Starters---CLICK
27. Rods Go---KNOCK-KNOCK---who's there, it's me "*****"
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2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Apr 29, 2018


Hi, Anonymous for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Kawasaki, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Mar 09, 2018


Try the fuel filter

2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Oct 31, 2012


I have owned my 1500 since new, the vibration around 50mph I would say is normal for this motor..I think it is just the resonance of the engine at this RPM...On my own bike I replaced the U joint( which wasn't defective) wheel balance and brg problems eliminated,etc. As for the remaining vibration by pulling in the clutch and the vibs go away.Gagets stated in an
e-mail it could be rubber harmonic balancers in the engine that got brittle may be the problem..Also I think worn motor mounts may contribute to the problem. My only concern is getting stuck somewhere...My drivetrain is ok so I'll live with a little vibration until I have to take the engine apart for some reason.

2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Sep 27, 2011


hook a vacuum gauge up on the side of your carbs are a screw not same color as you carbs if you have 2 carbs you need 2 gauges bring your vacuum up to the highest vacuum match carbs go to harbor frieght for your gauges

2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Mar 03, 2011


Check the fuses in the starter relay. It is in the side cover by the fuse box.

2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Sep 25, 2010


Hi there,

Firstly, very nice bike.

Your problem sounds as if the clutch actuator is bent or not engaging/disengaging properly in first gear.

Open up the clutch housing and look for any damage. Check the condition of the gear lever. With heavy use (and it being 22 years old) it could be bent, causing the shifter to twist.

This is a little more extreme, but the gear casing could come off and you could look at first gear. The selector fork or 1st gear syncro sounds damaged. Check the teeth on the gears, if they are worn (rounded) it is new gear time or gbox if that is cheaper.

I hope this helps your cause. Happy riding!

You vote counts :)


2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Jul 23, 2010


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2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Apr 13, 2010


same thing happened to me....these bikes need alot of amps to start......I bet its turning over good but just wont start huh? It's probably flooded try taking the spark plugs out and cleaning or replacing them and then it might not hurt to jump it off from your car/truck just to give it that extra boost.........now i did all of that and still had no luck....but all is not lost twist the throttle wide open (it cuts off the injectors when its not running) and hold it there while spinning it over and see what happens............careful not to burn up your starter.......................its gonna smoke when she starts but it will clear up in a few. best of luck JAE

2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Feb 16, 2010


Hi,

On Few Models Kawasaki Drifter they never Disclose the Production Number. But on Few, they have. On 1999 Model, if your VIN tells you, KAW17000XX1200 then you have the 1200th of 1999.

Let me know, if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Feb 09, 2010


Your looking at about 46+ mpg in trike form from what I can gather

2000 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Aug 02, 2009


Hi, Stephen after careful deliberation 4 out 5 Kawasaki Gods give this one a thumbs up, but just to be on the safe side you should give your local dealer's parts/service department a call to confirm. For more information about your question 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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kawasaki VN 1500... | Answered on Sep 21, 2016


hello,I guess you could take an injector out and crank it over to see if its spraying, point it into a bucket first though...
if you need more help you can get the service manual for the vn1500 im sure it will help you u can get it from the below link:
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Good luck

kawasaki VN 1500... | Answered on Jul 21, 2013


CHECK FOR SPARK. IF SPARK IS GOOD NEED TO OVER HAUL CARBURETORS

kawasaki VN 1500... | Answered on Feb 22, 2013

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