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SUPPLEMENT
5. Slide the dust cover away from the
propeller shaft.
6. Push the locking pin (Figure 93) about 3
mm into the drive gear joint, slide the
propeller shaft off the joint and remove the
swing arm assembly.
7. Clean the old grease from the ends of the
propeller shaft and joint and apply a liberal
amount of high-temperature grease.
8. To install, reverse the removal steps. Note
the following:
a. Pack the caged bearing rollers and the
races
with
molybdenum
disulfide
chassis grease.
b. After positioning the propeller shaft on
the universal joint, align and release the
locking pin. Pull back on the swing arm
assembly to make sure the locking pin is
installed correctly.
c. Measure the left swing arm side
clearance as shown in Figure 96. It
should be 0.055-0.0630 in. (1.4- 1.6
mm). Adjust the clearance by turning
the pivot shafts. Tighten the pivot shaft
locknuts to specifications (Table 26).
Recheck the left swing arm side
clearance.
Inspection
1. Remove the grease seals from both sides of
the swing arm and remove the roller bearings.
2. Wash the bearings and the swing arm races
with solvent to remove all traces of old
bearing grease. Dry the bearings with a
lint-free cloth.
3. Inspect the bearings and races for
discoloration or other damage. Replace them
if necessary.
NOTE
Removal and installation of the bearing
races require special tools. Refer all
service work to a dealer or a qualijied
mechanic. Improper removal attempts
may damage the swing arm.
UNI-TRAK REAR SUSPENSION
(KZ550-HI)
This model uses Kawasaki's single-shock
Uni-Trak rear suspension. Figure 97 shows
Locknut
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Side arm
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Side clearance
Swing arm
Pivot shaft
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