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2001 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 valve adjustment

Replaced my 96 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 motor with a 2001 motor, it was shipped from Florida dry and was out of the original bike for 3 months, started right up, lifters in the front cylinder are clattering. Was told they self-prime. How long do I run it? Is riding it better than sitting and idling? Can I hurry this process up or just let it do its thing? @

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Hi, Michell this engine has an overhead camshaft that uses shims to adjust valve clearance it has no hydraulic lifters that self-prime, 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 or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
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Leave it alone. It's just old age, happens to all of us.

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Well i would say the clutches have sat dry to long. You may change the oil and it solve the problem but more than likely new clutch discs.

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