Shared starter problem fix - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Where does this wire go?
Includes Electrical mods, Lights, Stator,
Rectifier, Diagrams, etc

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
Striker1's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Gatlinburg, TN
Posts: 77
iTrader: (0)
Shared starter problem fix

Hi, I am new here. I just got my 86 VN750 last week and love it. I encountered my first issue with it not starting yesterday. I cranked it up in the morning and let it warm up, pulled it to the top of the driveway and cut it off put it on the side stand and went inside for a little bit. When I come back out and turned the key on, the lights lit up like usual, I put it in neutral, hit the button, and nothing. Not even the solenoid click. Long story short, after rolling it off a couple of times, and trying the button I got nothing. I cleaned everywhere that electrical is connected. Still nothing, then I read about the kickstand switch being a common problem. I went out and put up the kickstand then pushed the switch in and out a few times, pushed the button and she fired right up. So I cleaned the switch and the bike is back to amazing. Just thought I would share in case someone else has this problem.

1986 Vulcan 750
30,000 miles and counting
Castrol GTX 10w-40
WIX- Gold oil filter Pt.#1356 @ Napa Auto supply $8.00
Seafoam-2 oz. to every other tank of gas @ Napa-$10
Yuasa M/F battery- YTX14AHL-BS
Lubed Splines- Moly EP Grease, 1lb. tub $3.49-Autozone Pt.#561753
Sprayed U-joint with Liquid Wrench White Lithium Grease- $3.99 Autozone Pt.# 828796
Castrol Hypoy C 80w90 Gear Oil $5.99- Autozone Pt.#991558
NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs, $8.99(x4)=$35.96 Autozone Pt.#088394.
Striker1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-09-2012, 08:50 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 619
iTrader: (0)
Hi Striker yeah it is quite common that the side stand switch sticks at times always best to keep them clean and lubed the get quite a bit of road crud on them
Swagman is offline  
Sponsored Links


Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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