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Spring Tension - Kawasaki KX125 1990 Service Manual

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11
-22
SUSPENSION
"'WARNING
If the
circlip is
not
8
certain fit
In
the groove in
the rear
shock
body
.
the
push rod assembly
may
come
out
of
t he shock
absorber when injecting
t he nitrogen
g8S
or riding
the motorcyc le.
A.
Cirdip
-
Pull up
the
push
rod
assembly
agai nst
the
circlip
.
-
Force
the
stop into
the
rear
shock
body by lightly
tapping around
t he edge of
the
stop
with
a mallet.
-
Hold
the
lower end of
the push
rod assembly
with
a vise.
-
Pump the rear shock up
and down
several times,
and
then leave
it
in the fu lly extended
position
for
about three
minutes.
-
Remove t he
air
bleeder
bolt from
the
upper part
o
f
the rear
shock
body.
A.
Air
Bleeder Bolt
*
If
oil comes out of the
air
bleeder
bolt
hole,
let it
overfl
ow
until
it
sto ps.
*If
oil does not come
out
of the ai
r
bleeder
bolt
hole,
add the specif ied
oil into the
air
b
leeder
bolt
hole
until
it overflow
(that
is, unt
il
all the
remaining air is forced
out).
-
Install the
air
bleeder bolt
securely.
-
Fully
extend
the
push
rod
assembly.
-
Injection
nitrogen
gas
to
a pressu re
of
50
kPa
(0.5
kg/cm
1
,
7
psi) through the
va
l
ve
on
the gas
reservoir.
-
Check
the rear shock body and gas reservoir for
oil
and
gas
leaks.
*
If
there are
no
leaks,
inject
the nitrogen
gas up to
the
specified
pressure. The
adjusta
ble
gas
pres-
sure
range is
1000 - 1500
kPa
(10 -
15
kg/cm
1
,
142 -
213
psi) and
the
factory
standard
gas
pressure
is
1200
k Pa
(12
kg/cm
l
,
170
psi).
"'WARNING
Pressurize the gas reservoir with "Itrogen gas
only
.
00
not use
air
or other gases
,
since
they
may
cause
premature
wear,
rust,
fire hazard or
substandard
performance.
High pressure
gas is
dangerous.
Have
a
qualified
mec
hanic perform this procedure
.
-
Instal
l
the
spring and
retainer
clip.
-
Adjust spring
preload
.
-
Reinstall
the rear shock
absorber.
Spring
Tension
Since a spring becomes
shorter
as
it
weakens, check
its free
length to
de termine its
condition.
*
If
the
spring
is
shorter t
han
the service
lim
it,
it
must
be replaced
.
Rear Shock Absorber Spring Free length
Standard
:
275
mm
Service Limit
:
270
mm
Scrspping
"'WARNING
Since the rear shock absorber
contains
nitrogen
gas.
do not
incinerate
or
disassemble the rear
shock
absorber
.
Before
a
rear
shock
absorber
is
scrapped.
release
the nitrogen
gas
completely
.
00
not
point
the
valve toward
your
face or body
.
A.
Va
lve
1

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