This was not just a matter of slinging on some puffy bodywork and breaking for lunch— Kawasaki engineers rolled up their sleeves and got downright greasy. Round, chromed air filters sit on either side of the engine to conceal the carburetor. For Classic duty, the cam timing, valve lift and compression ratio have all been backed off incrementally, with the objective of boosting low rpm power. Relative to the basic Vulcan from whence it sprang, the Classic has taller ratios for the top three transmission gears. The new cylinder heads have a much more traditional proportion too. The wheelbase has been stretched, the seat height is a bit lower, and the riding position is different.
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The VNA has a shaft drive. Kawasaki also made the now rare VZ variant with chromed wheel arches and other subtle differences. Apart from paint schemes the Vulcan remained largely unchanged throughout its year production run with only minor adjustments to components.
The series 2 was fitted with a chain drive and five-speed transmission to reduce cost and was produced in both Classic and Drifter variations.
It had a 6 speed transmission and belt final drive. Both versions were available as models. With the ENC the ergonomics changed as well as the engine tuning. New cam shaft profiles and slightly lower compression pistons moved the power band down to increase low end torque.
Also the carburetors were downsized from 34mm to 32mm. The belt final drive was replaced with a chain. The Vulcan LTD was discontinued after the model year for a nearly 20 year production run. Introduced in with an Ergo-Fit system designed for better custom comfort adjustability for different rider sizes. A choice of three foot peg positions, three seats and three handlebars are available to choose from, at time of purchase.
The engine is a cc parallel twin derived from the Ninja Retuned, heavier flywheel and redesigned intake give the Vulcan S more low and mid range torque.
It has very non traditional cruiser looks with a unique frame and suspension layout. It has a The Vulcan Drifter ceased production in The Meanstreak was introduced in and lasted 2 years, before giving way to the Meanstreak. This performance version of the had the same basic engine as the FI, but sported several upgrades including new camshafts, larger valves, larger fuel injection throttle bodies, new high compression pistons, and re-designed combustion chamber.
It also had a slimmed down narrower gas tank. The VNA featured a softail design, bobbed rear fender and a inch front wheel. The second, the VNB Classic was introduced in and had a retro styling that featured full fenders and inch wheels on both front and rear.
1997 KAWASAKI VULCAN 800 MANUAL PDF
Shagul Learn and ob- serve all the rules below. If there is any doubt as to the condition of them, replace them with new ones. All pages are printable, so print off what you need and take it with you into the garage or workshop. The initial maintenance is vitally important and must not be neglected. RH Switch Lead Connector 5.
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