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LUBRICATION, MAINTENANCE AND TUNE-UP
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K Z 5 0 0 / 5 5 0 M A I N T E N A N C E S C H E D U L E
W e e k l y / G a s S t o p M a i n t e n a n c e
Tire pressure
Check cold and adjust to suit load and speed
Brake function
Check for a solid feel
Throttle grip
Check for smooth opening and return
Clutch lever play
Checkladjust if necessary
Steering
Smooth but not loose
Drive chain
Lubricate every 200 miles (300 km)
Checkladjust play if necessary
Nuts, bolts, fasteners
Check axles, suspension, controls and
linkageltighten if necessary
Engine oil
Check levelladd oil if necessary
Lights and horn
Check operation, especially brake light
Engine noise and leaks
Check for any abnormality
Kill switch
Check operation
M o n t h l y / 3 , 0 0 0 M i l e M a i n t e n a n c e (5,000kt-n)
Battery electrolyte level
Checkladd water if necessary
Check more frequently in hot weather
Brake fluid
Check levelladd if necessary
6 M o n t h / 3 , 0 0 0 M i l e M a i n t e n a n c e ( 5 , 0 0 0 k m )
Air filter
Air suction valves
Fuel system
Spark plugs
Contact breaker points
(if so equipped)
lgnition timing
(breaker point ignition)
Valve clearance
Carburetor
Engine oil and filter
General lubrication
Clutch
Tires
Drive chain
Brake pads
Steering play
Suspension
Clean or replace
Inspect
Drain float bowls
Clean, set gap, replace if necessary
Clean, set gap, replace if necessary
Checkladjust if necessary
Checkladjust if necessary
Checkladjust cable play, idle speed,
mixture if necessary
Change oil (and filter every other time)
Lube cables, levers, pedals, pivots, throttle grip
Adjust clutch release
Check wear
Check wear
Check wear
Checkladjust if necessary
Check
Y e a r l y / 6 , 0 0 0 M i l e M a i n t e n a n c e ( 1 0 , 0 0 0 k m )
Air filter
Brake fluid
Fork oil
Ignition advance
Nuts, bolts, fasteners
Swing arm
Change
Change
Change
Lubricate
Checkltighten all
Grease pivot
(continued)
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