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Spring Tension - Kawasaki KX125 1990 Service Manual

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Oil Seal and
Dust
Seal
Insp
ection
Inspect the dust
seal
for
any signs of
deterioration
or
damage
.
*Replace them
if
necessary.
Replace the
oi
l
sea
l
with a new one whenever it
has been
removed
.
A.
Oil
Sea
l
B.
Dust Sea
l
Spring
Tension
Since
a
spri
ng
becomes
shorter as it weakens,
check
its
free
length to determine its condition
.
*
If
the
spring
of
either
fork leg
is
shorter
than the
service limit,
it must be
replaced.
If t he length of
a
replacement
spring
and that of
the remaining
spring vary greatly,
the remaining
spring shou
ld
also be
repla ced in
o rder to
keep
the fork tubes
balanced for motorcycle
stability.
Fork Spring Free Length
Standard:
Service Limit:
533
mm
522 mm
SUSPENSION 11 -15
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Rear Suspension IUni·Trak)
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Rear Shock
Absorber:
The rear
suspension
system
of t
his
motorcycle is
Uni-trak
.
It consists
of
a
rear shock
absorber, swing
arm,
tie rod and roc ker arm
.
To
su
it
to
va rious
riding
conditions, the
spring
preload of the
shock
absorber
ca
n
be adjusted or
the
spr
ing
can
be
replaced
with
an optional
one.
Also the
damping
force can be
ad justed
eas ily
so
changing oil viscosity
is
unnecessary.
Shock
Damping Adjustment
Reaf Shock Absorber
Rebound
Damping A
djustment
To adjust
shock
rebound
damping,
turn the
reo
bound damping adjuster
on
t he
rear shock
absorber
lower end with
the
blade of a screwd river until you
feel a click
.
If
the damper setting feels
too
soft
or too stiff,
adjust it in accorda
nce
with
the
following
table:
Rebound Damping Adjustment
Softer
Harder
16
0
<
<e--®
14
2
12
4
10
B
6
L
Standard
Number of turns counterclockwise
usable
range-16
clicks
A.
Seated
position with adjuster turned fully
clockwise.
A
.
Rebound Damping Adjuster
B.
Mark

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