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its the air bro open it up littlebite

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Possibly Starter Solenoid and / or Starter relay Switch is overheating.

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Usually a bad regulator will only cause problems with charging...
Sounds like you've got a short somewhere in the wiring...I'd start by checking the ignition switch wiring and the connections going into the fuse box.

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ck. the voltage at the batt. with it running should be 13 volts

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you check battery terminals tighten it if its loose or clean it with sandpaper i mean your battery terminals together with the cables

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sounds like you have a bad through out bearing/clutch or your clutch plate

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Hi, John 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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clean ALL connections on battery, solenoid and starter.

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The best book is the factory service manual. Chilton and Haynes are lousy, ( in my opinion ). Try your dealer or google 2001 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 service manual. That gives several sources,; Amazon, ebay, FREE DOWNLOAD? ( 5th listing ) and other sources. tombones49_285.gif

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Valve adjustment is not a simple task, the valve clearances will need "shimming" these are thin pieces of metal to take up the gap or slack between valve and rocker arm. You will need service manual and some feeler gauges, and purchase a set of shims

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the oil plug is under the motor also the oil filter is in back under motor just drain oil and take off filter thats easy when you add oil it holds 3.25 litres i change mine every 5000 miles but i use amsoil 20/50 synthetic it cost more but is well worth it

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Well, I would first check the main thing and thats making sure your oil is not overfilled. If it is not, then if you know where the oil is coming from, it could be something as simple as a freeze plug has fell out.If you saw another bike the same as yours and the hole was there in that bike but no oil comes from it, then yours is missing something or has a defect. Short of taking it to the shop, find a schematic of your engine I think Bike Bandit has them online.Look at the diagram of your engine and try to see if there is a factory installed plug down in that hole or a allen head screw with a recessed head that you cant see.Also, if it is a crack or something similiar, you may need to just clean the hole with crab cleaner,wire brush it, then use some JB Weld or similar compound and simply stop up the leak.Having the bike at RPM is basically just putting more oil pressure on the system. So you may have a crack that doesnt leak until the pressure gets to a certain point.Good luck.

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The motorcycle's main fuse is on the starter relay. It's located on the left side when sitting on the motorcycle just under the front left side of the seat. There should be a 30 amp fuse. Once the power gets throughout the main fuse on the relay - it goes to the other fuse box near the rear of the motorcycle under the seat. This fuse box has the ECU main fuse in it. ---------
Follow the positive battery cable to the object that it connects to. Located on the top will be the main fuse. -------- Click this link for more help:-- ------------ This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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1. locate drain plug (bottom of engine) mines a 17mm
2. remove drain plug
3. locate and remove oil filter (rear of engine)
4. after draining reinstall filter (wipe lite film of oil on rubber seal) HAND TIGHTEN ONLY
5. reinstall drain plug
6. fill with oil (usaully around 1 gallon) check your book or just use sight glass

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remove the plugs then crank

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Your bike has two CV carbs. CV means Constant Velocity. The carb slides are raised and lowered by atmospheric pressure. Please rate my answer.

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10w40 or 15 / 40 fine

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