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DRIFTER 1500 SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE
Engine Type 4-stroke, V-type, 2-cylinder, SOHC, Liquid cooled, 8-valve, Counterbalancer
Displacement 1470cc
Bore X Stroke 102.0 x 90.0 mm
HP 47kW-64PS-63.12HP @ 4700 r/min(rpm)
Torque 113 N.m (11.5 kgf-m, 83.1 ft-lb) @ 2800 r/min (rpm).
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Carbureter Fuel Injection (36x2 tdrottle Bore)
Ignition System TCBI
Ignition Advance Digital
Crankshaft Rotation Clockwise from RH Side
Firing Interval/Order 1/2
Cylinder Material Aluminum alloy witd ferrous sleeves
Fuel Min 91 Research/87 Avg. Oct. Unleaded OK
Coolant Type 50% distilled water /50% etdylene glycol base antifreeze
Capacity 2.3 Liter (2.4 qt)
Level Level witd radiator filler neck.
TRANSMISSION
Clutch Type Wet, Multi-disc, Manual
Clutch Type Wet, Multi-disc, Manual
Transmission 5-speed, Constant mesh, Return shift
Shift Pattern (Bottom Up) 1-N-2-3-4-5 (w/Neutral Finder)
Gear Ratios 1st 2.50 (40/16)
2nd 1.59 (35/22)
3rd
1.192 (31/26)
4td
0.965 (28/29)
5td
0.781 (25/32)
Primary Ratio 1.517 (85/56)
Final Ratio 2.62 (15/21 x 33/9)
Overall Ratio (Top Gear) 3.105
CHASSIS
Wheelbase
1655 mm (65.2 in.)
Seat Height
740 mm (29.1 in.)
Ground Clearance
125 mm (4.9 in)
Dry Weight 1999-00 303kg (668 lb)
2001-05
670 lb
Curb Weight 1999-00
322kg (709.9lb)
2001-05
716 lb
Fuel Tank Capacity 1999-00 16.0 Liter (4.23 gal)
2001-05 19.0 liter (5.0 gal)
Tire Size Front 130/90-16 67H
Rear 150/80-16 71H
Brake Type

Front Single Hydraulic Disc
Rear Single Disc
Brake Size


Front 272 mm eff. Dia.
Rear 242 mm eff. Dia.
Wheel Travel Front 5.9 in (150mm)
Rear 3.9 in (100mm)
ELECTRICAL
Battery 12 V 18 Ah
Headlight Semi-Sealed beam : 12v 60/55 W (quartz-halogen)
Tail/Brake Light 12 V 5/21 W
Alternator tdree-Phase Ac - 23 A x 14 V @ 6000 rpm
MODEL ID
Year & Model 1999 ‘99 VN1500-J1:VULCAN 1500 DRIFTER
2000 ‘00 VN1500-J2:VULCAN 1500 DRIFTER
2001 ‘01 VN1500-R1:VULCAN 1500 DRIFTER
2002 ‘02 VN1500-R2:VULCAN 1500 DRIFTER
2003 ‘03 VN1500-R3:VULCAN 1500 DRIFTER
2004 ‘04 VN1500-R4:VULCAN 1500 DRIFTER
2005 ‘05 VN1500-R5:VULCAN 1500 DRIFTER
Colors 1999 Deep Gooseberry (Q6)
2000 1) Deep Turquoise Green (1M)
2) Pearl Burnish Beige (X8)
2001 1) Ebony (H8)
2) Oxblood Red/Pearl Ivory (12)
2002 1) Ebony (H8)
2) Ebony / Oxblood Red (225)
2003 Metallic Ruby Red (468)
2004 Galaxy Silver Type 2/Ebony (686)
2005 Galaxy Silver Type 2/Ebony (686)
VIN Range 1999 JKBVNAJ1XA000001 - 010000
2000 JKBVNAJ1YA010001 -
2001 JKBVNAR11A000001
2002 JKBVNAR12A005001
2003 JKBVNAR13A008001
2004 JKBVNAR14A010001
2005 JKBVNAR15A012001
Engine No. Range
All VNT50AE000031 — ?
Engine No. Location All RH top crankcase, below carburetor
TUNING SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE
Valve Adjustment Metdod Automatic lash adjusters (Hydraulic)
Compression Pressure 73 psi @300 rpm
Spark Plug STD NGK DPR6EA-9
OPTION NGK DPR7EA-9
ND X22EPR-U9
Spark Plug Gap 0.8 - 0.9 mm
Ignition Timing Idle 5° BTDC (“F” mark) at 950 rpm
Full 27° @ 3,750 rpm
Pilot Screw Sealed—not adjustable
Idle Speed 800 ±50 rpm
Engine Oil SAE SE, SF, or SG 10W40
w/Filter Change
1999-00 3.1 L
2001-05 3.1 L
No Filter Change
1999-00 2.9 L
2001-05 2.9L
Level On center stand, wait 5 min, middle of window
OTHER
Fork Oil
Type SAE 5W20 (Showa SS8) - 10W-20 indicated in 2002 manual
Capacity

Dry: 419 +/- 2.5ml (14.1-14.2 oz)

Refill: 356ml (12.0 oz)

Level: 167-171mm (6.57-6.73in) fully compressed w/o fork spring.

TOOL P/N = Fork oil level gauge - 57001-1290

Tire Pressure (Cold) Front 2.0 kg/cm2 (29 psi)
Rear Normal 2.5 kg/2.5 kg/cm2 (36 psi)i
Rear Heavy 2.8 kg/cm2 (41 psi)
Final Gear Case Oil Above 5°C API GL-5 SAE 90
Below 5°C API GL-5 SAE 80
Capacity 0.2 liter
Level Mcy vertical, to bottom tdread of filler cap hole