2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
This bike is the King Kong of bang for the buck
Since brand new, I had problems with my VN750 fouling out plugs, stalling, and refusing to start.
Those first few years were not the happy motorcycling experience that I had hoped for. Despite numerous trips to the dealer where I purchased the bike, the trouble persisted. Then I found a mechanic who actually took the time to diagnose the problem. It had a bad stator. The symptoms are the same as having a weak battery. In fact, my bike would eat a battery, feel better for a while and then go back to the same sad state. Since the stator has been replaced it has been absolutely reliable and fun. I love this bike.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th July, 2008
7th Aug 2008, 17:08
My friend bought a 2001 Vulcan 750 and it was a POS nightmare from the start!.. Would not idle the same after it was killed and restarted.. constant tinkering with the carbs.. Kept eating up valve chain tensioners... Springs inside always broke... had to replace every 3500 miles or so! Always crankcase noise until it warmed up for 15-20 minutes.. was afraid to sit on it and ride till it warmed up.. was afraid of a piston-ectomy!! OUCH!! I am a bike mechanic.. and all I can say is... Totally ruined us both on a Kawasaki Product!
- Matthew Wrightman.