Battery and Ignition Switch - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
VN750 General Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 7
iTrader: (0)
 
Battery and Ignition Switch

Hello all,
The bike I picked up (85 VN700) I was told needed a new battery and ignition switch. Any tips on the best places to pick these up new or used. Also, is there any way to isolate the ignition switch to know that it really is the problem? I figured I would start there.

Thanks,
Aaron
somecallmewalter is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 02:22 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ruskin, Florida
Posts: 175
iTrader: (4)
 
Send a message via Yahoo to luigit
www.cheapcycleparts.com for the ignition maybe. also check ebay. for the battery your best bet is advance auto. do a search for battery replacement on this site and there is a ton of information
luigit is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 02:50 PM
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
flitecontrol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Monroe, LA
Posts: 4,697
iTrader: (14)
 
The switch may just need cleaning. There are many more that are just dirty/corroded than actually broken. Try a search here for the procedure.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
_____________________________________________
"Black Beauty"
1989 VN750 acquired December, 2008, 6,711 miles
Currently 23,298 miles

Old Blue
2001 Honda CMX250 Rebel acquired July, 2008

1987 VN750 project bike, acquired August, 2009, 33,000 miles and balancer sticking out of the case, currently awaiting attention and parts
flitecontrol is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 06:31 PM
Linkmeister Supreme
 
OlHossCanada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 7,960
iTrader: (8)
   
Here is a link to cleaning and repairing/resoldering/rebuilding the switch.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...witch+cleaning

There are several links in it to pictures in the gallery.

Gordon

1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/11-vn750-general-discussion/9127-top-ten-items-you-would-suggest-new-owner-do-his-new-ride.html
OlHossCanada is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 7
iTrader: (0)
 
you guys are the best. Thanks a million
somecallmewalter is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 09:06 AM
Daily rider
 
ksmnet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Posts: 1,043
iTrader: (0)
 
Garage
I bought two AGM batteries from Batteries Plus. ACE Hardware now carries Batteries Plus batteries. I only paid around $60 each.

2017 Indian Roadmaster (current ride)
2003 VN1600A (Traded August 2017 to #1 son for a Bushmaster AR)
2001 VN750 bought 4/19/08 w/2309 miles(Sold April 2010 with just over 12,000 miles)
VROC #33035
__________________________________________________ ________________
Just when I thought I was winning the rat race, somebody moved the finish line!
ksmnet is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 7
iTrader: (0)
 
I guess I should clarify. The person I bought the bike from said it is the ignition starter switch located on the handlebars next to the throttle. I am not sure exactly what the part is called. It is the orange on/off button with the starter button under it. That is what I am told is not working.
somecallmewalter is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 7
iTrader: (0)
 
does "right bar switch" sound right?
somecallmewalter is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 09:24 AM
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
flitecontrol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Monroe, LA
Posts: 4,697
iTrader: (14)
 
I call it the starter or ignition switch.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
_____________________________________________
"Black Beauty"
1989 VN750 acquired December, 2008, 6,711 miles
Currently 23,298 miles

Old Blue
2001 Honda CMX250 Rebel acquired July, 2008

1987 VN750 project bike, acquired August, 2009, 33,000 miles and balancer sticking out of the case, currently awaiting attention and parts
flitecontrol is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 09:43 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ruskin, Florida
Posts: 175
iTrader: (4)
 
Send a message via Yahoo to luigit
luigit is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome