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Spring Replacement; Disassembly (oil Change) - Kawasaki KDX200 Service Manual

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SUS
PENSION
Spring Replacement
In addition to the standard
spring,
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 .
• Remove the rear
shock absorber (see Rear Shock Absorber Removal)
.
• Clean the threads
of
the upper
of the rear shock absorber.
• Hold the
lower
end
of
the rear
shock absorber with a vise .
• Using the hook
wrenches [C], loosen
the
locknut [B] and turn
the
adjusting nut [A] all
the
way
up.
Special
Tool
-
Hook Wrench: 57001-1101
[Cj
• Remove the fear
shock absorber
from the
vise .
• Slide down the rubber
bumper [A]
.
• Remove the
spring
guide [B)
from the shock absorber and lift oH the
spring
(C]
.
.'nstall the optional spring
with the
smaller end fA] facing downward .
• Installthe spring guide .
• Adjust the spring preload
(see Spring Adjustment)
.
Installthe rear shock. absorber
(see
Rear Shock
Absorber
Installation).
Disassembly (Oil Change)
The oil should
be
changed in the rear
shock absorber in accordance
with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. The frequency
for best
perform
-
ance must be based upon riding conditions and
rider ability
.
• Remove the rear shock
absorber from
the
frame (see Rear Shock
Absorber Removal)
.
• Remove the shock absorber spring
(see
Spring Replacement)
.
Point the
valve
away from you. Slowly release
nitrogen gas
pressure
from the gas reservoir
[A]
by pushing down the
valve core (B} with a
screwdriver.
i"WARNING
Be aure
to
point the reservoir valve away from you when releasing
nitrogen gas pressure. An 011 mist Is often released with the nitrogen.
Always release nitrogen gas pressure before disassembling the rear
shod!: absorber 10 prevenl explosive separation of
parts.
A

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