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Fork Spring Replacement; Removal; Installation - Kawasaki KDX200 Service Manual

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Fork Spring Replacement
In addition
to
the standard
sprmg,
heavy and light springs are
available.
If
the
standard spring is improper for your
purpose,
select a
proper one according to the rider's weight or course
conditions.
o
Harder springs
make
the
fork
stiffer,
and rebound
act
ion
quicker.
o
Softer springs make the fork softer. and rebound action slower
.
Raise the front wheel off the ground
.
Remove the top plugs and replace the fork springs with the optional
fork springs
.
AdJust the all leve!, referring 10 the Optional Fork Spring and Fork Oil
of the Specifications section and Oil
level
Adjustment in this
chapter.
Removal
*
If
the
fork leg is to be
disassemble,
loosen the lork top plug before-
hand.
To
loosen
the
fork
lOp
plug,
loosen the fork upper clamp bolts,
Remove:
Front
Wheel (see Wheels/Tires chapter)
.
Loosen
the
upper and lower fork clamp bolts
[A]
.
With a twisting motion, work the fork leg
[A]
down
and
OUI.
Installation
Install the
fork
tube
so
that
the
top
of
the fork
inner
tube
[A]
is aligned
with
the
upper
surface of the steering
stem
head
[8]
.
...
.
Run the cables, wires, and
hoses
as
shown in
the
Cable, Wire, and
Hose Routing section
of the
General Information
chapter
.
Install the
front wheel (see
Wheels/Tires
chapter).
Torque
-
Upper Fot1l: Clamp Bolta: 20
N-m
(2.0
kg-m,
14.5 ft·lb)
Lower Fori( Clamp Bolts:
25
N-m (2.5
kg-m,
18.0 tt-lb)
Top Plug:
29
N-m (3.0
kg-m,
22
ft-lb)
Brake Caliper Bolta:
25
N-m
(2.5
kg-m, 18.0 ft-Ib)
.
Check
the front
brake
after
installation.
.. WARNING
Do not aHempt to ride the motorcycle
until a full
brake lever
Is
obtained by pumping the brake lever unlilthe
pads
are
against the
disc. The brake will not function on the
first appllcaUon
of
the lever
If this Is not done.
SUSPENSION 11-9
A
B

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