Transmission or clutch problem
I have a question about a 2004 Kawasaki vulcan 500.... I know this is the versys forum, ( I also own a 2009 versys ).
I went to start my wifes vulcan yesterday, the engine fired up just fine but I heard a noise that sounded like the starter was still spinning after the engine was running. I tried to put it in 1st, but it stayed in neutral. after a min I heard "crunching sounds" from the left side near the starter. I shut it off thinking the starter gears are stripped now and it wont start up. I turned the key and it fired right up again.... this time it went into first but wouldnt move forward with clutch released, I squeezed the clutch again and pushed forward with my feet and heard this "crunching sound" from the left side, more noticable than before. I shut it off and left it in the barn.
Any ideas as to what the problem is?
the bike only has 11,000 miles, oil level full, its been a smooth shifting and running bike since we bought it earlier this year.
thanks a bunch for you're help,
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Last edited by GAkawa; 12-14-2012 at 11:30 AM.