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Use any and all info in these pages at your own risk.  None of this information is meant to replace, or to be used in lieu of the Kawasaki Service Manual for your bike.  The product opinions stated in these pages are those of the contributors, and not necessarily those of this writer.

BUBF Web Site SEARCH ENGINE!!

click here to SEARCH entire web site on a word or phrase  

 

Technical and Repair FAQ  

Technical FAQ Pages - Fixes and Technical Tips, Carb Re-Jetting, Ear Shave, Electrical System 

 

 

  1500A/B/C Survey 

Detailed Survey of 134 88's, 88SE's, L Mods, Jetting and Accessories 

 

 

Bike Won't Start?  

Runs rough at low speeds? 

Running rough at high speeds?

Quick Trouble Shooting Guide and Solutions

 

 

 

VN1500A/B/C/L: Top End Job Information on job and parts list/costs

  Overhauling Your BUBF Engine: TIPS and List of Gaskets, O rings, shifter seal, and steel oil gear.

  REPLACING LEAKING SHIFTER SEAL - No need to remove engine from the frame.  Save $$ 

  TECH TIP: REPLACING Valve Cover Gaskets   Without removing the engine!

  KACR (Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release)

  INSTALLING DRAG SPECIALTIES TACHOMETER   

  Replacing Cables and Hydraulic Lines with STOCK, or OVERLENGTH Braided Stainless Steel Cables and Lines.

   BY-PASS FUEL PUMP  In a pinch, go around the fuel pump

  Good Article on OIL .

  Stator  Replacement    and      Quick Tests      

  DOUBLE DUTCH Air Intake Mod Instructions   Link to archives http://www.vroc.org/archive/2000/msg02618.html  Link to web site copy Double Dutch Mod

  42 INDIVIDUAL BUBF'S WITH MULTIPLE POWER MODIFICATIONS  Table describing individual 1500A/B/C's by rejetting, air take mods, and third-party exhaust systems.

  NOMAD Engine in a BUBF Information on what was done to replace stock BUBF engine with a Nomad engine (one way to get 5 speed transmission)

  TECH TIPNomad Wheel Fits BUBF's.

  Enhance Rear Turn Signals by ADDING a running light capability and signal when STOPPING

  REMOVING BROKEN BOLTS AND STUDS: BR TIPS to Save Time  AND TECH TIP: Stripped Oil Plug threads?? A fix is available.

  BUBF Dyno Numbers: CYborg's BUBF Kicks Butt!!includes John T's, and Michael LoGiudice's recent dyno numbers.

 

  TECH TIP: REAR TURN SIGNAL RELOCATION   Relocate rear turn signals for saddle bags and bury the wires under the rear fender,  PLUS $0.00 Method for Relocating Rear Turn Signals.

 

  EXPANDING 1500-SE GAS TANK TO 5+ GALLONS 

  Quick Trouble Shooting Guide and Some Solutions

 

  Visit the VROC (Vulcan Riders and Owners Club) Super Web Site   http://www.vroc.org/

  Check Out Sherms Cycle Products.  They know our 1500A/B/C's  modifications, accessories, and support what they sell.  Tell them Manjo sent you.http://www.shermscycleproducts.com/

Below are Excellent Motorcycle TIP Sites:

 ►  Gadget's Site http://www.gadgetjq.com/gadgetsfixitpage.htm  Oriented towards the Nomad owner with a lot of good information to be gained here that can apply to all Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycles.

 ►  Motorcycle Info http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/ Good general motorcycle information that's always useful.

VN1500A/B/C/L: Top End Job Information on job and parts list/costs

Overhauling Your BUBF Engine: TIPS and List of Gaskets, O rings, shifter seal, and steel oil gear.

      

REPLACING Valve Cover Gaskets  

        Without removing the engine!

 

KACR (Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release)

How it really works

REPLACING LEAKING SHIFTER SEAL 

No need to remove engine from the frame.  Save $$ 

 

INSTALLING DRAG SPECIALTIES TACHOMETER        

Replacing Cables and Hydraulic Lines with STOCK, or OVERLENGTH Braided Stainless Steel Cables and Lines.

Stator  Replacement  

        

Quick Stator Tests      

DOUBLE DUTCH Air Intake Mod Instructions

Link to archives http://www.vroc.org/archive/2000/msg02618.html

Link to web site copy Double Dutch Mod

  BY-PASS FUEL PUMP

A piece of fuel line could get you off the side of the road.

42 INDIVIDUAL BUBF'S WITH MULTIPLE POWER MODIFICATIONS

Table describing individual 1500A/B/C's by rejetting, air take mods, and third-party exhaust systems.

NOMAD Engine in a BUBF Information on what was done to replace stock BUBF engine with a Nomad engine (one way to get 5 speed transmission)

TECH TIPNomad Wheel Fits BUBF's.

       REMOVING BROKEN BOLTS AND STUDS: BROKEN BOLTS AND STUDS: BROKEN BOLTS AND STUDS: TIPS to Save Time

     AND

 TECH TIP: Stripped Oil Plug threads?? A fix's available.

Enhance Rear Turn Signals by ADDING a running light capability and signal when STOPPING

 

Visit the VROC (Vulcan Riders and Owners Club) Super Web Site   http://www.vroc.org/

Check Out Sherms Cycle Products.  

They know our 1500A/B/C's  modifications, accessories, and support what they sell.  Tell them Manjo sent you.

http://www.shermscycleproducts.com/

Below are Excellent Motorcycle TIP Sites:

Gadget's Web Site

http://www.gadgetjq.com/gadgetsfixitpage.htm  Oriented towards the Nomad owner with a lot of good information to be gained here that can apply to all Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycles.

http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/ Good general motorcycle information that's always useful.

       MORE QUICK LINKS TO USEFUL BUBF INFORMATION

 

 ●  Battery Information and Vendor links

 ●  TIRES, Wheels, Rotors 

  ●  COASTERS  

 

 ●  EXHAUST PIPES

  ●  GASOLINE

 ●  SERVICE MANUALS AVAILABLE

  A.  CLYMERS 

  B.  KAWASAKI

 

 ●  OIL

  WHAT OIL TO USE, HOW TO CHANGE MY OIL

 ●  SPARK PLUGS, WIRES, CAPS

 ●  Technical Specs - 

A.  1996 1500A10 

B.  1997 1500C04

C.  1500-88SE (B series) spec NOT available from Kawasaki

 ●  MODIFICATIONS

  A.  AIR INTAKE

  B.  CARBURETOR JET CHANGES

●  Ear Shave TECH TIP:  How to remove BUBF air intakes and install K&N filters 

 

 ●  About  CARBS -  DUAL KEIHIN CV's

  •  ●  42  Modified BUBF's (ALL RE-Jetted after Air Intakes Replaced, and NEW Pipes) Compare Your BUBF 

  ●  Synchronizing Carbs

   ●  EXPANDING 1500-SE GAS TANK TO 5+ GALLONS 

  ●  SHIPPING A BIKE

 

 ●  WINTER STORAGE

 ●  INSTALLING DRAG SPECIALTIES TACHOMETER

 ●  BUBF Quick Trouble-Shooting Guide 

 ●  Safe Riding Suggestions and Philosophy

 ●  Wiredgeorge's TECH TIP on INSTALLING NEW Wiesco Pistons and valves 

 ●  Rear Air shocks for BUBF    Install Spectre Shocks on a BUBF

●  REAR TURN SIGNAL RELOCATION   Relocate rear turn signals for saddle bags ●  ●  PLUS $0.00 Method for Relocating Rear Turn Signals.

  

  Battery Information and Vendor links

   

TIRES, Wheels, Rotors 

  COASTERS  

(Blocking Reed valves to reduce backfiring) 

 

EXHAUST PIPES

     

 GASOLINE

  SERVICE MANUALS AVAILABLE

  A.  CLYMERS 

  B.  KAWASAKI

OIL

 

  

  WHAT OIL TO USE, HOW TO CHANGE MY OIL

   

SPARK PLUGS

WIRES, CAPS

  

Technical Specs - 

A.  1996 1500A10 

B.  1997 1500C04

C.  1500-88SE (B series) spec NOT available from Kawasaki

  MODIFICATIONS

  A.  AIR INTAKE

  B.  CARBURETOR JET CHANGES

Ear Shave TECH TIP:  How to remove BUBF air intakes and install K&N filters 

  ABOUT -  DUAL KEIHIN CV CARB's

 

Rejetting link

  • 42  Modified BUBF's (ALL RE-Jetted after Air Intakes Replaced, and NEW Pipes) Compare Your BUBF 

 

 DO DON'T NEED TO REJET AFTER CHANGING EXHAUST PIPES!

 

 

  Synchronizing Carbs

 

EXPANDING 1500-SE GAS TANK TO 5+ GALLONS 

 

 SHIPPING A BIKE

WINTER STORAGE

INSTALLING DRAG SPECIALTIES TACHOMETER

BUBF Quick Trouble-Shooting Guide 

Safe Riding Suggestions and Philosophy

LONG-DISTANCE RIDING TIPS

Pistons:

 

Rear Air shocks for BUBF    Install Spectre Shocks on a BUBF

BUBF Dyno Numbers: CYborg's BUBF Kicks Butt!!

includes John T's, and Michael LoGiudice's recent dyno numbers.

TECH TIP: REAR TURN SIGNAL RELOCATION   Relocate rear turn signals for saddle bags and bury the wires under the rear fender,  PLUS $0.00 Method for Relocating Rear Turn Signals.

 

BUBF Web Site SEARCH ENGINE!!  Give it a try!

click here to SEARCH entire web site on a word or phrase

 

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