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Fuel Dripping from Air Filter

Hello all,

I'm a new rider and purchased a 2002 Vulcan 500 a few months ago. I haven't been able to take out til recently. I had put some fresh gas in the tank to mix with what was in the tank. I went to take it out and saw a puddle of gas and it dripping from the air filter. What could cause this?

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so i've got a rather noobish question: if i were to open the timing inspection cover from a VN800b (the classic, although i'm sure it's the same for all 800s), will there be any fluids coming out? I'm planning on adjusting the valves and i will need to undo the inspection cover to rotate the engine into the correct position, and i noticed two o-rings where the cover and the viewing ports meet to see the flywheel. I'm assuming the only possible fluid would be oil, but this is the flywheel side... does it even have any oil there? thanks!
 

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Official Kawasaki dealer neglect to install the original front tire. according to him, it is better to install an exedra max e instead of the original exedra g703. also could not order the exedra g703. so he decides which tires go on and it's my bike. I want a full refund from Kawasaki.
 

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so i've got a rather noobish question: if i were to open the timing inspection cover from a VN800b (the classic, although i'm sure it's the same for all 800s), will there be any fluids coming out? I'm planning on adjusting the valves and i will need to undo the inspection cover to rotate the engine into the correct position, and i noticed two o-rings where the cover and the viewing ports meet to see the flywheel. I'm assuming the only possible fluid would be oil, but this is the flywheel side... does it even have any oil there? thanks!
to see the flywheel, no, no fluids. but the cam cover iv saw on vids that some water cooling passage is there so hmm.
 

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Official Kawasaki dealer neglect to install the original front tire. according to him, it is better to install an exedra max e instead of the original exedra g703. also could not order the exedra g703. so he decides which tires go on and it's my bike. I want a full refund from Kawasaki.
eh its drives better, cornering feels more natural. i am happy after all.
 

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In the manual, it shows a diagram of how the oil passes through the engine. oil routing. I wonder if anyone found one with the routing of the coolant? I measured the temperature of my cylinders outside wall (fins, some spots were 163 degrees Celcius,325 Fahrenheit while the shiny cam rear cover was 45 Celcius.113F) but the front cover was 83 celsius 181 F.
 

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Wondering if one of you could help with a question. Just picked up an '01 EN500 for dirt cheap. It runs rough but probably just needs to be tuned out. There is a oval hole on top of the airbox that looks like its missing something. From the parts diagram, it looks like a curved plastic or rubber hose. Does that do anything other than prevent large objects from coming in? Thanks.
 

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Just got my license and i am in the market to buy my first Kawasaki Vulcan® 900 Classic LT, i think i found a great deal on a 2015 but i am leary about the miles "261", the price is under $6 so i am foaming at the mouth. does this sound strange to anyone, a (3) three year old bike with less than 500 miles on the clock?
 

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That's not uncommon, my first bike was two years old and had 451 miles on it. Some people think that they want to ride motorcycles and can't deal with the risk or they just don't ride much and decide to sell them. I have a 2014 900 classic with 29000 on the clock and runs like a dream.
 
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