2001 Kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Classic Tourer — Fi Troubleshooting, Repair…

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Kawasaki VN 1500 Classic Tourer

I have a 2001 Vulcan 1500 and I need to know what type of oil and weight of oil I to use for a complete oil filter change?

I to kniow what type of oil to use in my I need to kniow what of oil and weight to use in my 2001 Vulcan 1500 and how many quarts not when I do a complete oil filter

Use 10w40 motor oil in the gear Don’t use any synthetic oils, oil EC, or oil with special additives. with the major brands; Quaker State, Mobil or

If in a hot area like Texas or New go with 20w50.

Lubrication: Wet 3.7 qt A “very helpful” rating on answer? Thanks!

Drained to change coolant. How do you refill when reservoir only about 3/4 of a quart? 2001 Nomad; Drained radiator to coolant.

How do you refill when reservoir takes about 3/4 quart?

So the deal with this eh? We we’re driving liquid bikes, we know the coolant be replaced every year or two to corrosion (and, coincidentally the system from extreme but when was the last time you coolant? Well then about time right?

are instructions straight from the Maintenance manual. One caution. A is always handy when the gas tank.

One person to hold the the other to remove hoses in the case of the FI).

And what should you use? Kawasaki a permanent type antifreeze (a mix of water and ethylene glycol corrosion and rust in inhibitors) for engines and radiators (silicate If you’re looking for other check out this other page.

For whatever it’s worth I use Pro Coolant. It is pre-mixed with water and comes in a blue bottle. Cost will be $4 a quart but you’re going to it’s good for your

Total amount needed for a refill is 2.3 liters or 2.43 You’ll use most of the leftover quart to refill your overflow tank.

So lets get to it!

1. a container under the radiator bolt (bottom of radiator) and bolt. Careful, there is a washer that can fall off the Lose that and your will be drip, drip, away until you find a

2. Remove fan controller unit cleaning) reinstall. (dealers to skip this since it can be a time consuming to get to)

3. Remove or pull back gas (Gadget note: removal is simpler on the carbed bikes so you as well get the tank out of your FI riders may want to remove the hose(s) from the rear of the then just move the rearward about three This will give you to the radiator cap)

4. Remove cap

5. Remove water pump bolt (lower left so any coolant remaining in engine can out. It’ll be less if you can fashion a funnel from to guide the coolant to your container.

6. Remove right cover and reserve tank then reserve tank. hose from container and coolant. Clean tank and reinstall. (a bottle brush with this cleaning)

6a An optional step here. distilled water and white create a 50/50 mix. Put the plugs back in your water pump then the mixture into the radiator cap Put the cap on and run engine until warm.

Let and drain the mixture. Pour (distilled) water through the allowing it to drain from the and pump exits flushing all the mixture out.

7. Mix your (unless you purchased pre-mix). sure all the drains you’ve are tight. Pour coolant into filler neck. overflow tank to the ‘full’

Kawasaki VN 1500 Classic Tourer
Kawasaki VN 1500 Classic Tourer


At this point are two approved methods for re-filling the The first uses the air bleeder which is forward of the radiator cap like a brake bleeder). The is probably the method you’ve with your car, the running’ method.

Either way you’re likely to some coolant so do this where you can get a hose on the spill and away easily.

Method 1, the air bleeder bolt:

1. Install cap

2. Fill reserve tank to the level with coolant and put the cap on

3. air from the system using the air bolt in the casting below cap. (torque on that is 69 in lbs)

Method 2, running the and letting the air out through the cap opening:

1. engine (radiator cap off) and run no more air bubbles can be seen. Tap hoses to force any remaining air to the top. Stop engine, add to top of filler neck. Install cap

2. Remove reserve tank cap and fill tank to the ‘full’ reinstall cap.

3. Install cover

Finally, Ride. the reservoir level after the has cooled to be sure the coolant is proper. Top off to the ‘full’ mark if its low

Kawasaki VN 1500 Classic Tourer
Kawasaki VN 1500 Classic Tourer
Kawasaki VN 1500 Classic Tourer
Kawasaki VN 1500 Classic Tourer


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