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LUBRICANTS AND FUEL
Engine oil
SAE 10W-40, 1OW-50, 20W-40, 20W-50, rated SE or higher
Front fork oil
SAE 5W20
Fuel
87 pump octane (RON
~t
MON)/2
91 research octane (RON)
Final drive gear oil
API GL-5 Hypoid gear oil; SAE 80 or SAE 90
FORK AIR PRESSURE*
Model
Standard
Range
KZ550-C
8.5 psi (60 kPa)
7-10 psi (50-70 kPa)
KZ550
F1, M I
7.5 psi (59 kPa)
7-10 psi (49-69 kPa)
H1
10.0 psi (70 kPa)
8.5-1 1 psi (60-80 kPa)
All others
10 psi (70 kPa)
8.5-1 1 psi (60-80 kPa)
Never exceed 36 psi (245 k Pa) air pressure as it will damage the oil seals.
REAR SHOCK AIR PRESSURE*
Model
Standard
Range
KZ550
F1
11 psi (78 kPa)
11-10 psi (78-147 kPa)
Never exceed 71 psi (490 kPa) air pressure as it will damage the oil seals.
STANDARD FORK OIL* (1982-on)
Model
Dry capacity
Wet capacity
Oil level
U.S. fl. oz. (cc)
U.S.
fl.
ox. (CC)
in.
(mm)
KZ550-HI
7.9
t
0.1
7.2
19.8 +O.l
(234 k2.5)
(215)
(503 1 2 )
KZ550-F1, M I
11.05 k0.15
9.4
16.3 +0.1
(327 +4)
(280)
(416 +2)
ZX550-A1, A2
7.7 k0.08
*.
18.58 t O . l
(229 22.5)
472 (
k
2)
Fork oil level is checked with forks fully extended and the fork spring removed. Use oil grade SAE 5W-20.
'
Not specified.
XI1
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