Author Topic: Kawasaki Vulcan S "Can't Downshift Problem" Sticky Shifter, Service Bulletin  (Read 996 times)


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Some owners of the Kawasaki Vulcan S have experienced problems with shift pedal sticking when trying to downshift, causing the rider to be stuck in a higher gear. This is a known issue with some 2015 and 2016 Vulcan S models and Kawasaki is aware of it. The Kawasaki Service Bulletin that addresses this problem is TSB #21376, so if your Vulcan S is having this problem than go to your Kawasaki dealership and your bike should be covered under warranty.

Kawasaki introduced a new cruiser in 2015 called the Vulcan S. The Vulcan S is a unique motorcycle cruiser with a small 649cc parallel twin, and is configured by the Kawasaki dealership, at the time of purchase, for 1 of 3 different rider heights. I believe this same engine is used in the Kawasaki Versys and 650 Ninja models. Kawasaki calls the configuration for different rider heights ERGO-FIT Extended Reach, ERGO-FIT Mid Reach and ERGO-FIT Reduced Reach. The parts used to configure and make the adjustment are available accessories from Kawasaki, so the motorcycle can be reconfigured anytime.

Photo's of the Vulcan S models mentioned above:

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S. Available with or without ABS braking.

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Cafe. This bike has 3-tone paint, tinted windshield and a unique gas tank paint scheme.

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS SE. This is the special edition verion, which means it comes with 2-tone paint.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2016, 03:48:38 PM by smallengineshop »
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