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Rear Shock Absorber; Rear Shock Abso Rber Spring Replacement - Kawasaki KX125 1990 Service Manual

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11 -18
SUSPENSION
A.
Rear
Shock
Absorber
B.
Rear
Shock
Absorber
Upper Mounting
Bolt
CAUTION
When pulling
out
the mounting
bolts,
lift
the rear
wheel
slightly.
Forcing or
tapping
on a
bolt
could
da
mage
the
bolt.
s
leeve
,
a
nd
bearing
.
Rear
Shock Absorber Installation
Notes
-
Installation
is the
reve rse
of
removal.
-
Tighten the
rear shock absorber
upper,
lower and
tie-rod f
ront
mounting nuts to the
specified torque.
TIghtening Torque
:
Rear
Shock
Absorber Nut (Upper
and
lower):
39
N-m 14.0
kg-m.
29
ft-Ib)
Uni-t,ak Tie-rod
Nut:
81 N-m
18.3
kg-m.
60 ft-Ibl
Rear
Shock Absorber Spring
Replacement
In addition
to
the
standa
rd
spring,
heavy
a nd
light springs are avai
lable.
If
the
standard
spring
is
improper
for
your
purpose,
se
lect
a
proper
one ac-
cording to
the
riders
weight or cou
rse
conditions.
-
Remove
the
following pa
rts.
Seat
Right
and left Side
Covers
Silencer
Rear Frame
and Air
Cleaner
Case
-
Remove the rear shock
absorber.
-
Clea
n
the
threaded portion
on the upper of
the rear
shock
absorber.
-H
old
the upper
of the
rear
shock
absorber w
ith
a
vise.
-
Using
the hook
wrenches
(special
tools>.
loosen
the
locknut
and turn
the
adj
usting
nut
all way
down
.
A.
Adjusting
Nut
C.
Hook
W
renches:
57001·11
01
B.
l
ockn
ut
-
Slide
down
the
rubber
bumper.
-
Remove the
spring re tainer clip from the shock
absorber
and
lift
off
the
spring.
A.
Retainer Clip
B.
Spring
-
Exchange the
spring f
or
an
optional part.
-I
nsta
ll
the spring
and retaine
r
clip.
-
Adj
ust
the spring
pre
load (see
Spring
Prel oad
Ad·
justment).
-
Insta
ll the
rear
shock
absorber
so
that smaller
diameter
end faces
upward
.
A.
Sma ller
Dia
meter
End

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