Simple Bolt On Mods

Quick and Easy Seat Release For Vulcan 1500 (Michel Mass) 
Quick Releases for Your Seat and (Nomad) Bags and Windshield ( Gadget )
Angle Your Nomad Windshield and Reduce or Eliminate Buffeting (Vernon Appenzeller) 
Balancing Those Air Shocks The Easy Way (Gadget)
No (or low) Cost Rumble For Your Nomad Exhaust (Vernon Appenzeller) 
Handlebar Accessory Mount ( Gadget ) 
Accessory Switch Options ( Gadget ) 
Kickstand Brace For The Earthquake Or Just Accident Prone ( Les Covey ) 
Extra Storage Space If You Have a Trunk or Windshield? ( Gadget ) 
Passenger Footpeg Extension For 800/1500/1600 Vulcan Classic (Gadget) 
Drink Holder (Jax and Ron Haidenger)
Bedroll Carrier ( Sunny Bob )
Make Yourself Comfortable With Highway Pegs (Gadget)
Highway Pegs on the Cheap (Zboy900) 
Highway Peg Anti Swivel (Bob (Sunny) Cooper and Gadget)
Get a Grip! Swap Your Stockers For Aftermarket Grips
Give Your Wrist a Break. Get a Throttle Lock (Gadget) 
Pull Those Bars Back With Risers (now with brake line instructions too)
Personalize Your 1500 Nomad and Classic By Changing The Nameplate (Various)
Lay Down License Plate (By El Sid )
Floorboard Space Maker..Handy After an Air Cleaner Mod ( Johnny Vulcan ) 
Add a K and N Air Filter (Gadget)
Give Your Right Foot Some Space. Extend The Brake Pedal (Gadget)
It's About "TIME"!! Clocks You Can Actually See While Riding (Gadget)
Let Them Know You're There! Horn Replacement Tips For Your Vulcan (Various)
Change The (look of) Your Nomad or Classic FI Seat! (Harry Brown)
Classic Gap? "After" The Rectifier Relo (see below) or GB Removal A Storage Idea (Bill Heuermann and Greg Shaffer)
Helmet Lock Relocation For Your Nomad.. No More Stooping! (Gadget)
Stop The Windshield Buffet With Lowers (and we're not talking Margarita's here) 
Make Your Own Tank Bag...It's soooooo Easy! (Terry Guolee )
Chrome Inner Engine Cover..A simple bolt on (Gadget)
Top Rails For Nomad Bags, A "How To" (Regor)
Memphis Shades Shield and Jardine Light Bar--The Impossible Mod?  ( Mark Knight ) 
Dress Up Your Shift Pegs With Aftermarket Parts (Gadget)
Add a Shelf To Your Nomad Bags ( Gadget ) 
A Saddle Bag option for short trips on your Classic or MS (Ken Sanchez)
Remove Your Nomad Windshield (almost) Instantly (Randy Bennett)
Tie Downs (bungee connection) From Pop Tops? ( Gadget ) 
Key Mods, Carry Your Bike's Theme In Your Pocket or Hide It In Plain Sight ( Wes Head/Jax ) 
Muffler Alternatives For Your Nomad ( El Sid ) 
Add a Crankcase Breather  (Gadget) 
Hide Your Frame Bolts ( Norman Dank )
Making Sparks, Just a Fun Thing ( Gadget ) 

General Tips

Gas Station Air Chuck Solution ( Paul Taylor ) 
Helmet and Gear Holder (Gadget) 
Mount A Camera On Your Bike For $4 or Less (assorted) 
One Liners (lots of quick tips) 
Handlebar Replacement Measurements and Tips 
Motorcycle Cleaning from Z to A (Gadget) 
Organize Your Top Loader Saddlebags ( Jax ) 
Pipe and Boot Saver For Floorboard Equipped Bikes ( Vincent Allen  )
Crash Bar Anti Scratch ( Gadget ) 
Did You Know? Things You Might Not Know About Your Vulcan
Motorcycle Transmissions, How They Work ( Gadget ) 
Whistle Stop (Jim Mann)
Why Do Tires Wear More Rapidly On The Left? This Link Answers That Question
Helmet Shield Scratch Removal..Why Spend $40 On A New One?? (Gadget)
Windshield Scratch Removal (Gadget)
The $4.00 Sheepskin Seat Cover Solution (Lawdog and Scott Harns) 
Feel The Heat! Cold and Wet Weather Riding Protection (Various)
Campers Checklist (Gadget)
Make Your Frogg Toggs Rainsuit Exhaust Pipe Resistant (Don Schaffer)
Pipe Cleaners..Get Melted Boot, Raincoat and Other Grunge Off Your Pipes
Turn Your Bike Around With a Garage Turntable ( Ian Jackson ) 
What To Carry With You - "The Magic Bag" (Art Friedman)
Attach Just About Anything To Your Bike...Brackets 101 (Gadget) 

Harder Bolt On Mods

Auxiliary Fuse Box...The Right Way To Add Electrical Accessories (Scott Hanks and Gadget) 
Add a Goldwing Windshield Vent and Keep Your Cool! ( Leo Jansen) 
Less Tilt For Your VN1600 With A Kickstand Transplant (Jim Kelley and Rich Lockyer) 
Shock Pressure Gauge..The Always On Instant Readout ( Bob (Sunny) Cooper) 
After The Progressive Shock Install, Create a Smoooth Ride ( Mr. Detail ) 
Fast Idle (choke) Knob Relocation ( Ray Haefy) 
Passenger Floorboard Options For 1600 Nomad ( Brian Kirkham, David Parsons, Bob Nafzinger ) 
Air Horn Installation...You Can Definitely Hear Me Now ( Gadget ) 
Reed Valve Disabling Instructions..Stop The Pop (Gadget)
Coaster Installation (a step beyond disabling instructions above) ( Gadget )
Get a Grip Accessory Connector ( Gadget ) 
The Anti Ping, a 25 cent fix for pre-ignition ( Various )
Ignition Switch Relocation..The No Cost Way (Norman Armstrong) 
Another Ignition Switch Relocation Using a Horn Cover ( Gadget ) 
4.2 Gallon Tank Switch Relocation The Low Bucks Way ( Ray Castleberry ) 
Gut Your Goat Bladder (Ny2az and Hoss)
Muffle Your Vance and Hines Baggers (Gadget and Wompus) 
Relocate Your Rectifier For A Clean Cool Look! (Multiple Contributors) 
Modify That FandS Backrest To Work With Mustang Seat (Roctane and Ny2az w/Gadget)
Air Cleaner Bolt and Oil Fill Cap Mod (Gadget)
V-Cover..A Left Side Engine Cover That Won't Break The Bank ( Troop ) 
Tubeless Wire Wheels ( Gene Berrier ) 
Install "Progressive" Fork Springs On Your Carbed Vulcan (by Rudi Kiefer)
Install (the impossible?) "Progressive" Fork Springs On Your FI Vulcan (Al deCoudres )
More Power For Your Carbed Vulcan With a "Coyote Kit" (by Coyote)
More Power For Your Carbed or Injected Vulcan With a "Caddmann Kit" (by CaddmannQ) 
Home Made Open Air Intake For $20?  Yep.  (Thomas J. Daluisio) 
Install an Aftermarket Air Cleaner (Fred Macary and Gadget) 
Stealth Air Cleaner, Part Thunder Part Kawasaki ( Gadget ) 
Idle Solenoid Muffler  (Bruce Anderson) 
Gut Your Vulcan 1500 (and 1600 Nomad) Mufflers  ( Steelman )  (now with pictures)
Gut Your Vulcan 1600 Classic Mufflers  (Gordon "Gypsy" Wallgorski)  (now with diagrams)
Techlusion TFI Installation..Don't Run Lean, Run Mean!  ( Gadget ) 
Accessory Power! Add a Cigarette Lighter Socket (Regor)
Auxiliary Gas Tank Solution.. (Denny Potoczky)
Tachometer Installation (Gadget) 
Wind Deflectors For Your Hands..Make Them Yourself ( Scott Harns ) 
You CAN have an accurate digital speedometer ( Gadget ) 
Dress Up Your Nomad's Front Wheel (even though Kawasaki says you can't) ( CaddmannQ) 
Gauges For Your Vulcan--Volts--Oil Pressure--Water Temperature  ( Gadget  ) 
Garage Door Opener Button You Can Reach! ( Gadget ) 

Vulcan Maintenance Tips

Maintenance Schedule and Log (Snackman)  This Page Requires MS Excel or Compatible
Torque Specifications (important!) For the Vulcan 1500 Series
OEM Air Shock Oil Recharge  (GrayWarrant)
Center Stand For Easy Maintenance, Buy It or Make It (Philip Pratt) 
Steering Head Nut Torque Procedure ( Gus Gustafson, Michel Mass ) 
Steering Bearing Zerk Installation For Easy Lubrication ( Harpo ) 
Throttle Position Sensor Adjustment..The Ultimate Ping Eliminator ( Garry Vander Eyk ) 
Cold Idle Blues Fix ( Bruce Shepard ) 
Motorcycle Maintenance Checklist, Especially Helpful After Winter Layup (Gadget)
Brake Pad Replacement (Gadget)
Cam Chain Tensioner Extenders ( Tim (Snake) Acree )  
Front Axle Removal and Installation  (Gadget) 
Bleed Brake and Clutch Lines The Easy And Inexpensive Way ( Tim Patterson )
Oil Screen, The Mysterious Drain Dealers Don't Seem To Know About (Gadget)
Driveshaft Repair, Solving a Strange Vibration Problem ( Gadget ) 
Stripped Oil Plug? No Worries, Here's The Fix (Uturn)
Gear Case (final drive) Lube Change ( Gadget ) 
Swing Arm Lubrication  (Robert Mayes Gadget and David Hardy) 
Add A Grease Fitting For Your Swingarm (Rudi (Roc Doc) Keifer and David (Sarge) Parsons) 
Clutch Spring Replacement (when the clutch starts slip, slip, slippin' away ( Gadget ) 
Lube Your Own Driveshaft (7500, 15,000, 24,000 mile maintenance) (Rudi Keifer)
Rear Tire Removal for Nomad and Classic 1500/1600 (Gadget) 
Oil Filter Options, A Worthy Assortment
Ready, Aim! How To Get Your Motorcycles Headlight Spot On Target (Paul Glaves)
Find Your Main Fuse (The Search For Hidden Meaning?)  
Winterize Your Bike (this, from a guy who lives in San Diego? Nah, this is an "expert" opinion)
Level Your Vulcan, The Next Best Thing To a Center Stand (J. Murphy)
Level Your Bike For Oil Level Checks Safely With Daddo's Pegleg ( Ron Haidenger ) 
Gas Tank Removal For F.I. Vulcans (Bill Heuermann)
Throttle Body Cleaning...Get Your Idle Back (Gadget) 
The Fuel Injection System Layout and Troubleshooting (Gadget)
Fuel Filter Replacement for '01-04 Classic/Nomad (Quinton Grubbs) 
The Keihin CVK-40 Carburetor (care and feeding of) ( Redondo Ron )
Coolant Change, a Step by Step How To (Gadget)
Coolant Replacement Options..When Plain Green Won't Do (Dave Kimmey)
My Fan Stopped Working! Troubleshooting a Troublesome fan ( Gadget )
Solving The 'Abrupt/Grabby Clutch' Conundrum ( Tim Duguay )
Fork Oil Change For Cartridge (FI) Type Forks ( Gadget ) 
Change Fork Oil Without Major Disassembly (T-Stan)
Oil Magnet ( Brian Johnston ) 
Battery Tech: More Than You "Ever" Needed To Know About Your Battery (Anton Largiader)
Battery Replacement (Gadget) 

Paint and Body Mods

Hard Bag Chaps, Make Em' Yourself ( Mark "Dutch" Haaland ) 
Saddlebag Brackets The Easy (and inexpensive) Way ( Fast20 ) 
Soft Bags For Your Nomad ( Jim Hunt )
Unlock Your Nomad Bags And Leave Them That Way ( Gadget )
Nomad Saddlebag Strips, Replace Them The Inexpensive Way (Chris Throgmartin) 
Detail Your Errant Wiring (John Arsenault) 
Make Your Own Backrest (Michel Mass)  
Paint Your Tail Light Black ( Gadget ) 
FandS Passenger Backrest Mod (Terry (Red Tube) Stage, Dennis (Rainman) Haugen, Wired George, Dan Champagne)
Add Some Sparkle To Your Fenders and Any Seamed Tank   (Gadget and John Arsenault) 
Customize Your Bike With Marbleized Paint (Prezzzz)
Paint Your Side Covers (Gadget)
Get The Dents Out (Gadget)
Tank Badge Removal (the art of) (By Jeffrey James) and Re-Attach (By Marty Kronen)
Tint Your Mirrors to Cut Headlight Glare (Brian 'Shooter' Register)
Windshield Tint To Match Your Bike (Hoss)
Hide Your Handlebar Wiring (By Jeff Henon)
Backrest Solutions For Nomad and Classic (Gadget)
A Solo Fender Rack That Follows The Curve! (Gadget)
Add A Trunk For Additional Storage (assorted)
Stretch Your Luggage Capacity (Leonard Newman)
Add A Commercial Or Other Fairing For Extra Wind Protection Or For Entertainment ( Gadget )
Add A Harley Davidson Fairing To Your Cruiser..A Generic Mod ( Kevin Lackey) 
Adapt a Harley Davidson Fairing To Your Nomad ( Sid (ElSid) Findley) 
No Bag Nomad, A Simple Bracket For No Bag Riding That Looks Great ! ( Les Covey ) 
Windshield Bag Bracket ( Bob Nafzinger ) 
A Windshield Pouch For Your Fairing ( Gadget ) 

 
Speed/RPM Guide Specifically for Drifter 800/1500  ( NITF ) 
Another Link To A Drifter Mods Page
Lay Down License Plate (Brent Dewald)
Rear Wheel Removal (Tabasco Stan)
Dump The Buzz From Your Front Fender (Virg)

Drifter/750/800 Mods

Wolf's Bike Shop for the Vulcan 800
Tweek's Vulcan 800 Tips, Mods and Bling
Gypsy's Vulcan 750 Site: Tech, Travel and Other Useful Information
The Vulcan 750 Website Complete With 750 Forum
JR's Tips, Hints and Other 750 Vulcan Info

Products That Work

Slime Sport Compressor, The Tiny Pump That Can! ( Gadget ) 
Fuse Buddy Electrical Load Tester (Gadget) 
Hold-It Red Tube Anti Escape 
Kisan Charge Guard (Gadget) 
Riding Jacket from "Classy Rider" (Gadget) 
Cleaning Made Easy With Bike Brush (Gadget) 
Quick Electrical Connect/Disconnect With a Coax Connector (Gadget)
California (dash) Duster (Gadget) 

Random Items

Antenna Test--Mast, Powered or Passive Which Works Best? ( Gadget ) 
GPS On a Bike..Stuff You Need To Know (Gadget) 
Secure Your GPS With a Tether (Leash) (Gadget) 
Build Your Own Trailer On The Cheap (Gadget)
Trailer Towing Tips...Read Before You Go (Fred Burger )
Build Your Own Motorcycle Alarm For About $10 ( R Maloney )
Recycle Your Stock Seat (Gadget)  
Helmet Laws State by State 
Electronic Cruise Control For Nomad and Classic FI ( Gadget and Others ) 

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