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Inner Tube Inspection - Kawasaki KX125 1990 Service Manual

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11-14 SUSPENSION
A.
Fork Push Rod Pull
er:
57001·1269
B.
Push
Rod
Pull
up
the
push
rod
with
the fo
rk
push rod
pulle
r
(specia
l
tool),
NOTE
oPuJl up
the push rod
slowly so as
not to
spill
the
fo
rk
oil
out
of
the fork
tube.
Put the fork
spring onto
the
push rod
.
-Pull
down the
fork
spring
and
insert the fork
spring
holder
(special
tool)
under the push rod nut.
A.
Fork Push Rod
Puller:
57001
-1289
B.
Fork Spring
Holder:
57001·1286
-Remove the
push rod
puller
(special
tool).
-
/nstall the
spring
seats as
shown.
A.
Spring
Seats
-
Check
the
O-ring
on
the
top plug, and
replace
it
with
a new
one if damaged
.
-H
olding
the
top plug with a
wrench,
tighten the push
rod nut
against
the top
plug
to the specified
torque.
Tightening Torque
20
N·m 12.0 kg-m
.
14.5
ft-Ibl
-
After installing the front fork, tighten the
top plug
to
the
specified
torque.
TIghtening Torque
29 N-m 13.0
kg-m.
22 ft-Ibl
Inner Tube Inspection
-
Visually inspect the
inner
tube, repai
r
a
ny damage
.
-
Nicks
or
rust
damage can
sometim
es
be
repaired
by
usi ng a wet-stone to remove sha
rp
edges or
raised
areas which
cau se
seal
damage.
*
If
the
d
amage is not repa irable, replace
the
inne
r
tube.
Since
damage to
the inner tube damages t he
oil
seal,
replace the
oi
l
seal
whenever
the
inner
tube
is
repai
red
or
replaced
.
-
Temporarily assemble
the inner
and
outer
tubes
and pump them back and fort
h
manua lly
to
check
for smooth
operation
,
CAUTION
If the Inner
tube
is badly bent or creased
,
replace
It.
Excessive
bending.
followed bV
subsequent
straightening, can
weaken
the
inner
tube.
Guide
Bushing Inspection
-
Visually inspect
the
guide bushings,
and
replace them
if
necessary.
A.
Guide
Bus
hings

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