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Front Fork Removal - Kawasaki KX125 1990 Service Manual

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-
Tighten the top
plugs
to the specified
torque.
Tightening
Torque
29 N-m
(3
.0
kg-m,
22 ft -Ib)
-
Install
the parts
removed
.
Fork Spring
Different fork
springs are available
to achieve
suitable front
fork
action
in
accordance
with
the
riders weight and track
condition.
-
Harder
springs
make the
fork
stiffer.
and
rebound
action
quicker.
-
Softer springs make the fork
softer.
and
rebound
action slower.
Fork Clamp Position
Steering qua
lities are
greatly affected
by
the
fork
clamp position (the amount of the outer tube
projecting above the steering stem
head).
When
the fork tube
height
is
smaller.
the front end be-
comes
lighter
due to change
in
weight
bias.
Also.
it
tends to
understeer in
turns
and
"
wash
out".
When
the
height
is
greater.
the results
are
opposite.
Be
sure the
front
tire
doesn'
t
rub
the fender
when
the
fork
tubes compress
fully.
Make
this
adjustment in
5
mm
increments.
CAUTION
The fork
tubes.
both right
and
left.
should
be
adjusted
evenly.
A.
Standard
Fork
Tube Height
Front
Fork Removal
-
Remove
the
front disc
cover.
-
Remove
the left
and
right fork
protectors.
-
Remove
the
caliper from
the
fork
tube to
be
removed,
and rest the caliper on some
kind
of stand
so that
it
doesn'
t dangle
.
-
Remove the front wheel (see Front W heel
Removal
in
the
Whee
lsfT ires
chapter).
-
Loosen the upper and
lower
fork
clamp
bolts.
SUSPENSION 11 -9
A.
Upper Fork
Clamp
Bolts
B.
l
ower Fork Clamp
Bolts
-
With
a
twisting
motion,
work the fork
tube
down
and out.
Front
Fork
Installation
Notes
-I
nsta
ll
ation is the reverse of
removal.
-I
f
the
fork
tube was
disassembled,
check the
fork
oil level.
-
Route
the cables and hose according to the Cable
and
Hose Routing
section in the General Information
chapter.
-
Tighten the
lower
and upper fork clamp nuts to the
specified
torque.
Tightening Torque
20N
-m (2.0 kg-m
.
14.5 ft -Ib)
-
Tighten
the axle
to the
specified
torque.
TIghtening Torque
54 N-m (5 .6 kg-m
.
40 ft -Ib)
-
Mount the
axle
damps,
and tighten t he
clamp
nuts,
fi rst
tighten
t he
upper
damp nuts
and
then
the lower
clamp nuts
to
the specified
torque.
The
arrow mark on
the axle
clamp
must
point
upwards.
A. Arrow Ma rk
B.
Upper Clamp Nuts
C.
l
ower Clamp Nuts

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