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SUPPLEMENT
Air Pressure
(KZ550-HI, F1 and MI)
These models are equipped at the factory
with an air pressure equalization system for
the front forks. The fork leg brackets have
internal air passages, sealed by O-rings, that
open each fork's air chamber to the
connecting hose. There is only one air valve,
mounted on the left-hand (KZ550-HI) or
right-hand (KZ55O-Fl,
M 1) connection
bracket. See Figure 5. Air pressure applied to
the valve (Figure 6) is distributed equally to
the two forks. Table 3 lists air pressure
specifications for the front forks.
Oil Change
(KZ550-HI)
On KZ550-HI models, the handlebar
holders must be removed before the fork top
plug can be removed. See the Chapter Ten
section of this supplement for handlebar
holder removal.
Anti-dive Fork Adjustment
(ZX550-A1 and A2)
The front brake/fork assembly is equipped
with
an
anti-dive
suspension
device.
Anti-dive prevents the nosing-down of the
front forks during braking. This procedure
adjusts the
anti-dive
device
to
suit
motorcycle riding and load conditions by
varying the amount of compression oil
pressure in the front forks. The anti-dive
mechanism has a 3-position adjustment.
Position No. 1 is the weakest and position
No. 3 is the strongest.
NOTE
The low position is recommended only
for one rider with no accessories.
To adjust the anti-dive unit, perform the
following.
1. Slide the dust cover off of the bottom of
each anti-dive unit.
2. Turn the anti-dive adjuster (A, Figure 7)
until the desired number is aligned with the
arrow on the fork tube (B, Figure 7). Repeat
on opposite side.
3. Check that the anti-dive adjusters are set
on the same number. Install the dust covers.
WARNING
A hazardous riding condition may
result
if
the anti-dive units are not
adjusted to the same setting on each
side.
REAR SHOCK ABSORBER
(UNI-TRAK)
The
KZ550-H1
is
equipped
with
Kawasaki's
Uni-Trak
single-shock rear
suspension.
Suspension adjustment
and
inspection procedures differ from dual-shock
models.
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