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SUPPLEMENT
CAM CHAIN TIMING
(2x550)
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Intake sprocket
Exhaust sprocket
c. In Step 12, remove the ignition coils and
exhaust system at the same time as the
footpeg.
d. In Step
13B,
remove the rear brake
pedal completely.
Installation
(KZ550-HI)
Tighten engine mounting bolts as specified
in Table 11. In Step 14D of Installation in the
main book, the oil level sensor switch lead is
bluelred.
Removal
(KZ550-F1 and MI)
When removing the engine assembly, it is
first necessary to disconnect the drive shaft
from the engine. Refer to Rear Swing Arm
Rernoval/Installation in the Chapter Ten
section of this supplement.
Removal/Installation
(ZX550-A1 and A2)
The
ZX550
uses rubber mounted engine
mounts. During engine installation, lubricate
the rubber dampers with soap and water to
ease installation into the engine mount
brackets. Do not lubricate the rubbers with
mineral oil as this will deteriorate them.
Install the engine mount damper assemblies
as shown in Figure 27. Tighten all engine
mount bolts securely.
PISTONS AND RINGS
(ZX550-A1 AND A2)
Installation
After
installing the pistons on the
connecting rods, apply molybdenum disulfide
engine assembly grease to the front and rear
of No. 1 and No. 4 piston skirts.
CRANKCASE ASSEMBLY
(ZX550-A1 AND A2)
Installation
During
reassembly
of the crankcase
assembly, apply a light coat of gasket sealer to
the upper and lower crankcase halves as
indicated in Figure 28.
CA UTION
Do not block any oil passage with
sealant.
CRANKSHAFT AND
CONNECTING RODS
(ZX550-A1 AND A2)
Main Bearing
Clearance Measurement
1. Disassemble the crankcase as described in
Chapter Four of the basic book.
2. Make a note of the color on the edge of the
bearing insert (Figure 29). The colors are
brown, black or green.
3. Check the inside and outside surfaces of
the bearing inserts for wear, a bluish tint
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