I have never been treated in such an insulting way. Owner and Founder of Total Motorcycle. At the present time my nomad is sitting in my carport waiting for a new clutch spring to arrive. And it used to really take some cranking to fire up, often requiring a throttle twist before starting. Ran from 1998 — 2003. Or is it just the dealer who can't work properly on this bike.
On first viewing, the most obvious features on the Drifter were the deeply-valanced front and rear guards. But at least they are there. Soft, plush… Like sitting in a pile of cushions. I love my Vulcan, the comfort, the look, but this incident has told me not to ever consider Kawasaki again, and I will be more than happy to tell anyone else I meet. There are suspension modifications and the bike goes from a 4- to 5-speed transmission. Several conversations took place between myself and the dealer representative; toward the end they were not very pleasant. Maintenance is easy - buy the manual and do it yourself - you will save a ton of money.
Does wear the rear tire - a lot of two up riding, but replaced the rear at 8,400 miles. Looking to buy your next bike? My conclusion was right, gear was plastic and stripped. You can also sign up for e-mail notification when such bikes are advertised in the future. We provide image 1999 Kawasaki Drifter 1500 Reviews Motorcycle Review And is comparable, because our website give attention to this category, users can find their way easily and we show a simple theme to find images that allow a end user to search, if your pictures are on our website and want to complain, you can record a complaint by sending a contact can be obtained. However, distinctive styling and an affordable price didn't mean customers flocked to buy it. Be preventive and not reactive.
And check out the bike's Show any on our Bikez. It must be noted that the Drifter was primarily a styling exercise, so the underlying mechanicals were virtually identical to a standard Vulcan. Keep contacting Kawasaki yourself, don't just depend on the dealer to handle this. Faults: Warning to do-it-yourself types: Do not over torque crankshaft oil drain plug. Nice wide sweepers are more this bikes forte. That and the passenger floorboards cause my wife to love it - she's ridden this bike with me in 6 months more than my other two bikes combined in 4 years.
Any ZillaCash you earn is automatically applied to the next purchase, so you can sit back, enjoy the ride and feel the savings blow through your hair. Neither will abuse to the engine such as continuing to ride and locking the engine up. However the dealers expertise in both mechanical ability and public relations left a lot to be desired. Gallery of 1999 Kawasaki Drifter 1500 Reviews Motorcycle Review And : All the images that appear are the pictures we collect from various media on the internet. And check out the rating of the bike's.
I question if I can tackle such a fix. It had Vance and Hines kit, a known service history, lowish mileage, bought from a local dealer with a duff battery who wanted me to pay for it MotoMart, Lower Hutt. The battery is slightly undersize so it's anything less than 100% charged you can't start your bike. Most of the examples for sale appear to be the debut year 1999 models, too. But that's to be expected.
Oh well, maybe I'm just expecting too much when I ask that a repair to be done properly and in a timely manner. I am the only owner. Six months later November 96 , it gets revised gear ratios, single valve springs and a new oil pump. The panniers hold loads of gear, the acceleration off the line is superb. If anyone knows an email address I can use to contact their senior management, if not only for the issue, but also the way their customer service is, I would appreciate it.
Supporting over Motorcyclists and Motorcycling for 19 great years. Soft, plush… Like sitting in a pile of cushions. With all the bikes out there, they each have problems. The seat is not the best for me - but I have back problems. I have always owned Kawasaki dirt bikes and Honda street bikes.
This is so obviously their issue, they changed the gear and replaced then subjectively for so long. Not impressive for the size of the engine. Placed side-by-side with an early 50's Indian, the similarities were quite noticeable, with a range of genuine accessories available to add to the Drifter's retro appearance. Following a conversation with Hoover after the release of the Vulcan 1500 'Classic' in 1996, the idea gained more impetus. My clutch is not working properly, and the starter sounds like it's got a box of rocks in it. This was a conscious decision made to more accurately reflect the original post-War Indians, which featured minimal chrome finishing. I am profoundly disappointed in Kawasaki though.