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Ignition System; Safety Instructions; Crankshaft Sensor Removal; Crankshaft Sensor Installation - Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD Service Manual

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Ignition System

Safety instructions:

The ignition system produces extremely high volt-
age. Do not touch the spark plugs, ignition coils, or
spark plug leads while the engine is running, or you
could receive a severe electrical shock.
Do not disconnect the battery leads or any other
electrical connections when the ignition switch is
on or while the engine is running. This is to pre-
vent IC igniter damage. Do not install the battery
backwards. The negative side is grounded. This is
to prevent damage to the diodes and IC igniter

Crankshaft Sensor Removal

Alternator Cover (see Alternator Rotor/Starter Clutch
Mounting Screws [A]
Crankshaft Sensor [B]

Crankshaft Sensor Installation

Tighten the crankshaft sensor mounting screws.
Torque - Crankshaft Sensor Screws: 8.3 N·m (0.85 kgf·m,
74 in·lb)
Install the crankshaft sensor lead on the alternator cover
(see Stator Coil Installation).

Crankshaft Sensor Inspection

Disconnect the crankshaft sensor connector.
Set the hand tester to the × 100 Ω range and connect it
to the crankshaft sensor leads.
If there is more resistance than the specified value, the
coil has an open lead and must be replaced. Much less
than this resistance means the coil is shorted, and must
be replaced.
Crankshaft Sensor Resistance
100 ∼ 150 Ω
Using the highest resistance range of the tester, measure
the resistance between the crankshaft sensor leads and
chassis ground.
Any tester reading less than infinity (∞) indicates a short,
necessitating replacement of the crankshaft sensor as-


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  • Ricardo Paluan Apr 27, 2016 01:22:
    Adquiri recentemen​te uma moto vulcan 500 ano 1995. Tenho o 37 anos e iniciante no mundo motociclis​ta. Entretanto​, em razão só tempo e idade da moto, não tenho o manual do proprietá​rio, sendo este indispens