Complete PDF version of the Service Manual for the Kawasaki Vulcan VN1500 Classic. A MUST for every VN1500 owner.
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OEM Original factory workshop manual.
Models covered by this manual: 1996 to 2008
Number of pages: 568 pages
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We do not offer printed manuals, for the following reasons:
- it is more eco-friendly to use a digital version
- your manual never gets dirty or greasy
- you can always choose to print the specific page(s) you need to work on your bike
- you receive your manual immediately after payment
- it is searchable
Kawasaki Vulcan VN1500 Classic
Since 1984, Kawasaki has used the Vulcan moniker for its custom or cruiser bikes, model designation VN, with predominantly V-twin engines ranging from 125 to 2,053 cc (7.6 to 125.3 cu in).
1987–2008: Vulcan 1500 series
The engine of the Vulcan 1500 Classic is a 1,470 cc (90 cu in) liquid-cooled SOHC 50° V-twin with a single-pin crankshaft. It features a seat height of 27.6 inches (700 mm), a large handlebar, and forward-mounted floorboards.
The Vulcan 1500 Drifter was discontinued in 2005. The Vulcan 88, with its 1464 cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine, was manufactured from 1987 until 1999. A four-speed transmission was combined with the “huge for its time engine,” resulting in a big-bore metric cruiser that was comfortable and reasonably light-weight at little over 600 lbs when “riding ready.”
The 1500 Meanstreak debuted in 2002 and lasted two years before being replaced by the 1600 Meanstreak. The engine in this performance version of the 1500 was the same as in the 1500FI, but it had various changes including as new camshafts, bigger valves, larger fuel injection throttle bodies, new high compression pistons, and a re-designed combustion chamber. It also featured a smaller, slimmer gas tank. This resulted in an increase of 72 horsepower at 5500rpm and 90 ft-lbs at 3000rpm while weighing just 637 lbs dry.