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2005 Kawasaki Vulcan® 800 Classic

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2005 Kawasaki Vulcan® 800 Classic

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2005 Kawasaki Vulcan® 800 Classic Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Cruiser
BASE MSRP(US)  $6,549.00
Dealers Kawasaki Dealers
Warranty  12
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Finance
Engine:  
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  8
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  SOHC
Bore (mm/in)  88 / 3.47
Stroke (mm/in)  66.2 / 2.61
Displacement (cc/ci)  805 / 49.1
Compression Ratio  9.5:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Carburetion Brand  Keihin
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  1
Carburetor Size (mm)  36
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Chain
Reverse  No
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Steel
Tube / Tubeless  Tubeless
Chromed  Yes
Front Tire Width  130
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  90
Front Wheel Diameter  16
Rear Tire Width  140
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  90
Rear Wheel Diameter  16
Front Tire (Full Spec)  130/90 R16
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  140/90 R16
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.8 / 300
Rear Brake Type  Drum
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.6 / 41
Front Travel (in/mm)  5.9 / 149.9
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  3.9 / 99.1
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  1
Rear Suspension Brand Name  UNI-TRAK®
Air Adjustable  No
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  7.79
Width (in/mm)  36.6 / 929.6
Height (in/mm)  44.5 / 1130.3
Wheelbase (in/mm)  63 / 1600.2
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  5.3 / 134.6
Length (ft/ft)  7
Length (ft/in)  10
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  516 / 234.1
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4 / 15.1
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  1.56
Seats:  
Seat Type  One-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  27.8 / 706.1
Number Of Seats  2
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Adjustable  No
Fork Guards  No
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Light Guard  No
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Light
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months)  12
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Cruiser
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Parent Company  Kawasaki
Display Name  Vulcan® 800 Classic
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard

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VN 800 Classic
By Robert Burns(Owner), Sep. 15, 2008
This is the third road bike I have owned and ridden.

The 800 Classic is a smooth running bike. It is dependable, and it gets 50 MPG. It is comfortable with the stock seat and handlebars, and I can cruise at Interstate speeds all day.

Now, the parts that I do not like. It is chain driven, so cha... Read Full Review

 

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Excellent Bike For The Long Haul.
By Mark(Owner), Jan. 28, 2012
I bought this bike nearly new. It now has over 32,000 miles on the odometer. I maintain this bike perfectly. I run the best motor oil. The only complaint I have is that the drive chain gets loose and sloppy about once a season. I have ridden this bike on trips from southern Michigan to Tennessee in ... Read Full Review

 

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The Little Bike That Could and DOES!
By Jason(Owner), Jan. 19, 2011
I've put almost 12,000 miles on this bike since I purcheased this bike last year. It was 100% stock when I bought it and I was instantly happy, but I wanted it to be "my" bike so I started throwing a few things at it. With minimal cost [about $1000 (includes Baron Big Air Kit, Jardine Ru... Read Full Review

 

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Great bike!
By Ben(Owner), Aug. 11, 2010
I like it so far. I got mine about a month ago and I put on 3K Kms already.



The things I like:



-Smooth, easy ride

-Plenty of power in 2nd,3rd,4th gear

-Quite nimble despite it's looks

-Comfortable during small commutes

-Excellent on gas

-Chrome!



Things I dislike:



-5th gear is terrib... Read Full Review

 

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