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Rear Suspension (uni-trak ) - Kawasaki kx450f 2015 Owner's Manual

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A. Standard Fork Height
Standard Fork Height
5 mm (0.2 in.) *
* below the surface of the top plug
NOTE
Tighten the two clamp bolts alternately two times
to ensure even tightening torque.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 155
Rear Suspension (UNI-TRAK
This motorcycle's rear suspension system is
called "UNI-TRAK
" and consists of a rear shock
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absorber unit, a swingarm, two lever rods and a lev-
er.
The operating characteristics of the UNI-TRAK
suspension are similar to those of the front fork.
However, a linkage system is used to achieve pro-
gressive springing characteristics.
Rear Shock Absorber Inspection
NOTICE
Sticking muds or dusts on the sliding surface
of the rear shock absorber could damage to
the oil seal, leading to an oil leak. Clean the
sliding surface after each ride.
Pump the seat down and up by 4 or 5 times, and
inspect the smooth stroke.
If it does not smoothly or noise is found, inspect
the oil leak and rear shock absorber mounting.
Visually inspect the rear shock absorber for oil
leakage.
If necessary, repair or replace by an authorized
Kawasaki dealer.
Rear Shock Absorber Adjustment
The spring preload of the shock absorber can be
adjusted or the spring can be replaced with an op-
tional one to suit various riding conditions. In
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