Motorcycle USA aims to add to the hot rod look of the 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom by swapping out the intake and pipes and switching up a few pieces of the bodywork.
- The Vulcan 900 Custom is breathing much easier now thanks to the addition of a Forcewinder performance intake from Force Motor Products.
- We've been working to give the 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom the hot rod performance to go along with its hot rod looks.
- We've added a Forcewinder intake, Low and Mean chin scoop/radiator cover, Reaper front fender and a Kawasaki gel seat for the first round of upgrades to the Vulcan 900 Custom project bike.
- The Kawasaki VN900 Custom Gel Seat is a touch wider and comes up higher in the back than the stock seat.
- A Kawasaki logo adorns the pillion of the VN900 Custom Gel Seat.
- The Forcewinder Air Intake Kit in Gloss Black comes with everything you need for a simple swap for $426.25.
- The Kawasaki logo adorns the pillion of the VN900 Custom Gel Seat.
- The stock mounting bracket connecting the pipes to the bike had to come off but you use a couple of the stock bolts to attach the new bracket provided by Vance & Hines.
- A 12mm socket is needed to remove the four nuts holding the headers to the the cylinder heads.
- Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom owners looking to give their bike more power and better sound, we highly recommend throwing on a pair of Vance & Hines Twin Slash Staggered Pipes.
- The Forcewinder air intake took care of the low-end flat spots and helps the gearing stretch further.
- We snagged a VN900 Custom Gel Seat from the Kawasaki Accessories catalog for the 2012 Vulcan 900 Custom project.
- We got a big boost in performance from the addition of a Forcewinder Intake and Vance & Hines Slash Staggered Pipes, the 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom receiving gains of 7.16 lb-ft of torque and 10.12 hp.
- The Low and Mean Vulcan 900 Chin Radiator Shroud cleaned up the clutter between the bike's downtubes while the L&M Reaper front fender has a more aggressive cut and covers more of the tire.
- After you get the intake cover off, the stock air cleaner and its backing plate had to come off.
- The Vance & Hines Slash Cut Staggered Pipes are much shorter than stock and open up the back of the bike. They give the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom a bigger bark and a noticeable boost in power.
- The 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom has seen subtle changes that make it look racier and run faster.