20 Most Recent 2005 kawasaki VN 800 Vulcan Classic Questions & Answers


Hi, Terry 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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2005 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Jul 08, 2019


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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2005 kawasaki VN... | Answered on May 28, 2018


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2005 kawasaki VN... | Answered on May 15, 2018


Hi, Scott to properly fix fuel contamination issues you must start at the source the "GAS TANK" you will need to buy a gas tank rust remover and metal prep solution system, go online and research the different products available, stay away from rust converters and liquid Kreem liners, I recommend POR15 because it stops rust permanently you will also need some nuts and bolts ball bearings etc. and a service manual.
1. Remove the tank and drain all fuel and let dry.
2. Remove petcock and filter or fuel pump and filter.
3. Seal all openings except the top fuel filler opening with tape, plugs, or rubber *******.
4. Fill the tank with a strong solution of Dawn soap and water, seal the opening and shake vigorously for 1 minute and let sit for 30 minutes, remove the gas cap and pour out contents, rinse with a garden hose or pressure washer and let dry thoroughly.
4. Pour in 1/2 cup of nuts, bolts, ball bearings, etc. and seal the opening, shake vigorously for 2 minutes.
5. Open the gas cap and shake out all nuts and bolts along with dirt and rust, use a flashlight to inspect results and repeat as necessary until all rust is removed.
6. Following the directions of your rust remover product begin the procedure of removing residual rust, remember bare metal when dry will start to rust/oxidize immediately so make your last step a final rinse of solvent or kerosene anything that has a petroleum base, your first tank of fuel will mix with the residual solvent and not damage your fuel system.
7. Properly clean or replace all fuel filters, petcock, and fuel lines.
8. Remove and disassemble carburetor/s and properly clean all parts use a carburetor dip if necessary for the really bad ones.
9. For you injected folks use carb cleaner for the injectors and fuel rails and test with battery jumpers for proper function. If you're not in a hurry I recommend the services of Injectorrx.com
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2005 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Apr 25, 2018


Hi, Joelink62 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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2005 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Mar 18, 2018


Hi, Balarinni "CARBURETOR" 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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2005 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Mar 18, 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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2005 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Mar 17, 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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2005 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Mar 17, 2018


Hi, Turtle the answer to this question is way above my pay grade for this situation, I would call or visit my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix, answers, or parts inquiry.
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2005 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Mar 17, 2018


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2005 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Mar 17, 2018


Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. 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 preliminary 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.
2. 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.
3. Faulty main circuit breaker and or connections.
4. Faulty ignition coil and or connections.
5. Faulty spark plug, oil or gas fouled, wrong heat range or service type, wrong gap, loose in the cylinder head, broken electrode or insulator.
6. Faulty spark plug cables, leaking or broken, internal damage check for spark leakage in the dark.
7. Faulty ignition module, switch, CKP, MAP, CMP, sensor and or any connector in the ignition circuit could have corroded, loose, or broken pins/sockets
8. Burnt exhaust valve or air leak in the exhaust system.
9. Improper valve clearance (too tight).
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2005 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Mar 17, 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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2005 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Mar 16, 2018


Hi, MrA sounds like a faulty ignition switch for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, despair not, for a mere zero $ 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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2005 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Jun 12, 2017


Normally is under the seat brother

2005 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Oct 12, 2015


Forget the fuel gauge. Find out how far your bike will go on a tank of gas and reset your trip meter each time you refuel. When you have gone about 100 miles, fill up.

2005 kawasaki VN... | Answered on May 14, 2014


Push in the direction that normally releases the seat (normally down) while turning the key and it will probably unlock. Sometimes the tension from the seat pushing against the lock stops it from unlocking.

2005 kawasaki VN... | Answered on May 10, 2014


A short circuit, or an accessory left turned on (i.e. alarm system or heated grips). Could also be caused by a lack of electrolyte in the battery if not properly filled before use.

2005 kawasaki VN... | Answered on May 07, 2014


A short circuit in the electrical system, possibly due to damage to the wiring harness, sometimes caused by rodents. This could also be caused by aftermarket modifications to the electrical system. If the battery dies overnight when not connected to the bike, the battery is defective and needs to be replaced. If the battery does not maintain its voltage under load, it needs to be replaced.

2005 kawasaki VN... | Answered on May 07, 2014


Owner's manual should have it, If not You can go to a retailer with a power sports lookup input make, model, size and year.
And you will receive recommendations for use in your climate.
Call the service department at your dealer to book an oil change and ask for an estimate, chances are they will mention the type of oil used or options available for your model.
I know Amsoil products, and I know they have a power sports oil/product look up search engine, what you buy is up to you, but it will give you the type and viscosity for yours.

2005 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Dec 03, 2013


You will need to remove and clean the carb. When you run one out of fuel it allows all the trash in the tank to go into the carb. The fuel leaking from the overflow is trash in the float needle and needs to be cleaned.

2005 kawasaki VN... | Answered on Nov 17, 2013

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