Kawasaki VN1500E4 User's Manual

General Specifications
Engine
Engine Type
Displacement
Bore x Stroke
Compression Ratio
Carburetor
Ignition System
Ignition Advance
Crankshaft Rotation
Firing Interval/Order
Cylinder Material
Fuel
Coolant
—Capacity
—Level
4-stroke, V-type, 2-cylinder, SOHC, Liquid cooled,
8-valve, Counterbalancer
1470 cc
102.0 x 90.0 mm
8.6:1
Keihin CVK40, Constant velocity, Diaphragm-type, K-TRIC
12 V Battery & Coil, Transistorized Breakerless
Electronic
Clockwise from RH side
1/2
Aluminum alloy with ferrous sleeves
Min 91 Research/87 Avg. Oct. Unleaded OK
50% distilled water /50% ethylene glycol base antifreeze
2.3 liter
Level with radiator filler neck
Clutch Type
Transmission
Wet, Multi-disc, Manual
5-speed, Constant mesh, Return shift
Shift Pattern(Bottom up)
Gear Ratios —1st
—2nd
—3rd
—4th
—5th
Primary Ratio
Final Ratio
Overall Ratio (Top Gear)
1-N-2-3-4-5 (w/Neutral Finder)
2.50 (40/16)
1.59 (35/22)
1.192 (31/26)
0.965 (28/29)
0.781 (25/32)
1.517 (85/56)
2.62 (15/21 x 33/9)
3.105
Transmission
Chassis
Wheelbase
Seat Height
Ground Clearance
Dry Weight
Curb Weight
Max Recom Load
Fuel Tank Capacity
Tire Size
—Front
—Rear
Brake Type —Front
—Rear
Brake Size —Front
—Rear
Wheel Travel —Front
—Rear
1660 mm
700 mm
125 mm
292 kg (US) 292.5 kg (CA)
310 kg (US) 310.5 kg (CA)
180 kg
16.0 liter
130/90-16 67H
150/80-16 71H
Single Disc
Single Disc
272 mm Effective Diameter
236 mm Effective Diameter
150 mm
87 mm
Model Identification
Year & Model
Colors
‘01 VN1500-E4:VULCAN 1500 CLASSIC
x Luminous Vintage Red/Pearl Luster Beige (SI)
y Metallic Dark Bronze/Metallic Champagne Gold (XI)
JKBVNAE11A101001 VNT50AE000031 — ?
RH top crankcase, below carburetor
VIN Range
Engine No. Range
Engine No. Location
Tuning Specifications
Engine
Valve Clearance
—Adjustment Method
Compression Pressure
Spark Plug
—Gap
Ignition Timing
—Idle
—Full
Pilot Screw
Idle Speed
Engine Oil
—w/Filter Change
—No Filter Change
—Level
Automatic lash adjusters (hydraulic)
13.0 kg/m2 at 300 rpm
STD NGK DPR5EA-9
OPTION NGK DPR6EA-9
0.8 - 0.9 mm
0° BTDC (“F” mark) at 800 rpm
N/A
Sealed — not adjustable
800 ±50 rpm
SAE SE, SF, or SG 10W40
3.5 liter
3.4 liter
On center stand, wait 5 min, middle of window
Chassis
Fork Oil
Capacity
Tire Pressure (Cold)
—Front
—Rear (Normal)
—Rear (Heavy)
Final Gear Case Oil
— Above 5°C
— Below 5°C
— Capacity
— Level
SAE 10W20
465 cc (dry) Level 137mm
2.0 kg/cm2
2.0 kg/cm2 (0-97.5 kg) (28 psi)
2.25 kg/cm2 (97.5-180 kg) (36 psi)
API GL-5 SAE 90
API GL-5 SAE 80
0.2 liter
Mcy vertical, to bottom thread of filler cap hole