1995 KAWASAKI VULCAN 1500 User Comment / Complaint

1995 KAWASAKI VULCAN 1500 User Comment / Complaint

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1998-02-05 00:00:00 East Auror, NY

Motorcycle side stand design is defective, when handle bar is turned to the right it is extremely unstable and falls. the motorcycle fell and caused damage to the gas tank, exhaust pipes and handlebar grip.

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1998-02-05 East Auror, NY
Motorcycle side stand design is defective, when handle bar is turned to the right it is extremely unstable and falls. the motorcycle fell and caused damage to the gas tank, exhaust pipes and handlebar grip.  view
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