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2001 Kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Drifter headlights erratic

Headlights on 2001 Kawasaki drifter come on then go off. dimmer switch recently replaced @

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Hi, Anonymous if your headlight is not working, intermittent, only one beam works, keeps burning out, blinking, dim or surges from bright to dim to bright the first thing you need to check is the headlight bulb for damaged filaments then check your light circuit fuse, then check your headlight bulb socket ground wire for a clean tight connection, that being said the usual suspects are:
1. Faulty ground or power supply wire to headlight bulb socket.
2. Worn down solder contacts or loose fit of the bulb base in the socket due to vibration.
3. Worn, chafed, or broken wires in the light circuit.
4. Corroded, broken, or loose pins/sockets in wire connectors.
5. Faulty hi/low beam switch.
6. Faulty ignition switch.
7. Fuse is good but no continuity on both sides.
8. Faulty headlight relay.
9. Faulty wiring between battery positive and headlight bulb socket.
10. Weak charging alternator/generator/lighting coil
11. Faulty voltage regulator/rectifier ground or overcharging.
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SOURCE: steering column lock

It's rather annoying but you have to push the lock in about 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch. Turn your steering all the way in whichever direction is easiest for you to get to the lock, then turn it back slightly. Then put the key in the lock and push it in like you are trying to insert the key farther. If it does not move easily you are not quite in the right spot.

I had the same problem on my K100. After someone shows you how once it is easy. Good luck.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 kawasaki ninja 250 - headlight will not work-

Is the headlight itself new? You can hook up any 12 volt source to the headlight prongs and tell if the bulb itself is burned out...take it out and test it !...good luck to you....Tim

Posted on May 09, 2009

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SOURCE: hard to start when it is hot

try doing a compression test, could be small valve clearances, or bad rings

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 kawasaki Drifter Vibration

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.

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks alot! Also is yours the 99'?...I heard they have a defective clutch (mines slipping) I wonder if that may be a contributing factor???"

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SOURCE: headlights and tailight are out it is not the fuse

look at your starter switch, headlight cut off

Posted on Mar 10, 2010

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