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the 1500 vulcan time bomb , do you have one?

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Hello to all riders who have a plastic oil pump gear ,would anyone know the % of failures for this gear problem ?, Apparently the reason it fails is the CLUTCH SPRING TABS extend through the bottom of the clutch basket ... and make contact with the plastic gear , keeping it from rotating ,, causing it to strip the teeth ..... Anyone know if the tabs extend through the clutch basket from clutch wear ? maybe some preventive maintenance will safe the trouble of splitting the motor to change gear to metal
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A good friend of mine has had his second gear disappear on him recently on his 1500 Classic. Perhaps it's the POG that caused this. Dealer says it'll cost him about $2000.00 to repair. I am going to forward him this thread in hopes that he will look into getting it repaired, at Kawi's expense as he just assumes that seeing the warranty is over, it will have to be at his expense. He purchased his Classic new in 2003.
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