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Kawasaki VN1500E4 Specification Sheet

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General Specifications

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

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