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How to Add Coolant to a Kawasaki Vulcan 500

by Gregory Crews

Refilling the coolant is vital to the life of the engine of your Kawasaki Vulcan 500 motorcycle. The Vulcan motor runs similar to a car's engine and is capable of overheating without the proper amount of coolant flowing through the system. Adding coolant to the system is a quick and simple task that will keep your motorcycle running smoothly for many miles to come.To ensure proper flow, be sure to use a recommended coolant for your motorcycle. You may want to consult your owner's manual.

Adding Coolant to your Kawasaki Vulcan

Step 1

Remove the side cover on the right-hand side of the motorcycle. This will require a torque bit. The panel is located directly under the seat.

Step 2

Remove the top of the reservoir bottle. Locate the fill line on the reservoir.

Step 3

Refill with coolant to the fill line. You can purchase the premix required at any parts house. It will be labeled for motorcycles.

Step 4

Place the cap on the reservoir bottle. The cap will screw on.

Mount the side cover on the motorcycle. Tighten the screws until they are snug.

Tip

  • Be sure to ask your local parts house for a recommended coolant for your motorcycle.

Warning

  • Do not attempt to refill the coolant while the is hot; doing so could result in burns.

Items you will need

  • Torque set
  • Premixed motorcycle coolant

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