Battery issues - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Electrical
Where does this wire go?
Includes Electrical mods, Lights, Stator,
Rectifier, Diagrams, etc

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-27-2014, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Mike DeAngelo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,072
iTrader: (3)
 
Battery issues

Well not really battery issues it's issues with me forgetting to turn the key off. Thank God someone gave me a push.

Is there a way to just power the starter when cranking and flip a switch to turn everything else on when the bike starts? Did anyone do this on their bike?

2008 Vulcan 900 Classic LT
HID lighting 35 Watt White
Chrome Slotted oval Mirrors
Chilhowee Tank Bra
Barons Big Air Kit
Vance & Hines Twin Slash staggered
EJK Gen 3 Electronic Jet Kit

1991 Vulcan 750 226 miles
Spiegler brake lines
rebuilt calipers, master brake cylinder
Mike DeAngelo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-27-2014, 08:01 PM
..have a vulcan good day!
 
WilliamTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pensacola, FL.
Posts: 4,508
iTrader: (17)
   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike DeAngelo View Post
Well not really battery issues it's issues with me forgetting to turn the key off. Thank God someone gave me a push.

Is there a way to just power the starter when cranking and flip a switch to turn everything else on when the bike starts? Did anyone do this on their bike?
? ? ?

Why would anyone want to ?
With a functional Headlight delay Relay...nothing else sucks enough power which would need to be powered off for any starter power advantage.


'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
WilliamTech is offline  
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-27-2014, 09:15 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: GreenwoodFrickinLakeNY
Posts: 10,354
iTrader: (8)
   
One thing I did with mine, was to install a positive battery lead right into the right side cover....that way no seat removal needed to jump.....once I get a decent cam, Im gonna take pics/writeup, etc.....but its a good thing to have on these bikes....cheap and easy too...

You can remove the right side cover, and with the key ON, jump right to the starter relay....unless yer actual ignition switch is bad, dont make sense to even do that...



Wolfie is offline  
 
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-27-2014, 09:30 PM
FREEBIRDS MC CENTRAL NY
 
OleDirtyDoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Norwich,NY
Posts: 15,888
iTrader: (0)
     
Garage
Send a message via Yahoo to OleDirtyDoc
Before I got my agm I would carry a bfs (big fookin screwdriver) and a jumppack in the saddlebag

Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App

ONE RATS ASS GIVEN PER POST
Support your local FREEBIRDS MC
1986/5 Vn700/750 Frankenfook cross eyed bitch "Mellisa Fayhe"
I am a BIKER and i'm proud.FREEBIRDS MC CENTRAL NY

lowered with progessive 412 10" shocks
rejetted for K/N Pods part#rc 2340
sportster seat

'I didn't lose my mind.i gave it away

BRING BACK WOLFIE."Peace and Carrots"RIP
"And I'm free...as a bird"John Lennon Free as a Bird
"I only carry when I have my pants on"Joe Robinson RIP aka Old Dog
OleDirtyDoc is offline  
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-27-2014, 10:57 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: GreenwoodFrickinLakeNY
Posts: 10,354
iTrader: (8)
   
Even with an AGM...its still nice to be able to attach a cupla clips from a tender or charger if needed.....

Picture this...yer out on yer own....stop to grab a burger and beer...go back out yer bike is almost dead....."anyone got a pair of jumper cables ?"...sure... a few chime in......"gimme 8 mins until I take my seat off".....that wont fly.....

I should start making a kit for it....I just hate making money off the obvious....but nowadays.....hmmmm....



Wolfie is offline  
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-27-2014, 11:12 PM
FREEBIRDS MC CENTRAL NY
 
OleDirtyDoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Norwich,NY
Posts: 15,888
iTrader: (0)
     
Garage
Send a message via Yahoo to OleDirtyDoc
I take off the side cover and jump on the post on the solinoid that comes offa the battery and ground to the frame

Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App

ONE RATS ASS GIVEN PER POST
Support your local FREEBIRDS MC
1986/5 Vn700/750 Frankenfook cross eyed bitch "Mellisa Fayhe"
I am a BIKER and i'm proud.FREEBIRDS MC CENTRAL NY

lowered with progessive 412 10" shocks
rejetted for K/N Pods part#rc 2340
sportster seat

'I didn't lose my mind.i gave it away

BRING BACK WOLFIE."Peace and Carrots"RIP
"And I'm free...as a bird"John Lennon Free as a Bird
"I only carry when I have my pants on"Joe Robinson RIP aka Old Dog
OleDirtyDoc is offline  
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-27-2014, 11:44 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: GreenwoodFrickinLakeNY
Posts: 10,354
iTrader: (8)
   
....but how many are as fookin bright as you are bro, lol.....ya know ?...



Wolfie is offline  
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-27-2014, 11:49 PM
FREEBIRDS MC CENTRAL NY
 
OleDirtyDoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Norwich,NY
Posts: 15,888
iTrader: (0)
     
Garage
Send a message via Yahoo to OleDirtyDoc
Your giving me too much credit.lol.just too Damn lazy to take off the seat.lol.even on Melissa that was easy too.when I had the pillion just two 13mm nuts and she's off in less than 3 minutes.when I took that off it was just 1

Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App

ONE RATS ASS GIVEN PER POST
Support your local FREEBIRDS MC
1986/5 Vn700/750 Frankenfook cross eyed bitch "Mellisa Fayhe"
I am a BIKER and i'm proud.FREEBIRDS MC CENTRAL NY

lowered with progessive 412 10" shocks
rejetted for K/N Pods part#rc 2340
sportster seat

'I didn't lose my mind.i gave it away

BRING BACK WOLFIE."Peace and Carrots"RIP
"And I'm free...as a bird"John Lennon Free as a Bird
"I only carry when I have my pants on"Joe Robinson RIP aka Old Dog

Last edited by OleDirtyDoc; 03-28-2014 at 12:12 AM.
OleDirtyDoc is offline  
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-28-2014, 12:35 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: GreenwoodFrickinLakeNY
Posts: 10,354
iTrader: (8)
   
....still....$3 in hardware and wire, and no wrenches needed...ya know ?...KC seen it....an HD bolt, with some properly set up HD wire straight from the battery....triple insulated....I slip a piece of rubber tubing over the end to avoid "oppsies"....but its THERE....like Harleys were....the battery was on the side...accessible....this fookin bike ?....I had to make all of it "my own"....was just too much BS.....but.....was worth it.....



Wolfie is offline  
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-28-2014, 12:50 AM
FREEBIRDS MC CENTRAL NY
 
OleDirtyDoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Norwich,NY
Posts: 15,888
iTrader: (0)
     
Garage
Send a message via Yahoo to OleDirtyDoc
That's cool though

Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App

ONE RATS ASS GIVEN PER POST
Support your local FREEBIRDS MC
1986/5 Vn700/750 Frankenfook cross eyed bitch "Mellisa Fayhe"
I am a BIKER and i'm proud.FREEBIRDS MC CENTRAL NY

lowered with progessive 412 10" shocks
rejetted for K/N Pods part#rc 2340
sportster seat

'I didn't lose my mind.i gave it away

BRING BACK WOLFIE."Peace and Carrots"RIP
"And I'm free...as a bird"John Lennon Free as a Bird
"I only carry when I have my pants on"Joe Robinson RIP aka Old Dog
OleDirtyDoc 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