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Steering Stem Removal - Kawasaki KX125 1990 Service Manual

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If the
steering
is
too
tight,
loosen the stem locknut
a
fraction
of a
turn;
if the steering is too loose,
tighten
t he locknut
a
fraction of a
turn.
Turn
the lock nut
1f8
turn at a
time maximum
.
-
For KX250
model
;
install the
steerin
g stem head.
-
Tighten
the
stee ring stem head
nut
to
the
specified
torque.
Tightening Torque
44 N-m (4,5
kg-m.
33 ft-Ibl
- Tighten
the
front
fork upper
o
r
lower
clamp
bolts to
the
specified to rque
.
Tightening Torque
20
N-m f2 .0
kg-m, 14.5
ft -Ib)
-
For KXlSO
model;
mount hand leber damp so that the
cut side on the clamp
points
towa rd the
rear.
A.
Handleber
Clamp
c.
Cut Side
B.
Bo lts
-
Tighten the clamp
bolts,
front
first
and then the rear,
to specified
torque.
If
the
handl
eber
clamp
is cor-
rectly installed,
there wi
ll
be
no gap
at the front
and
an even
gap
at the
rear after
tightening.
Tightening Torque
25 N-m (2.5 kg-m
.
18 ft-Ibl
STEERING 12-5
Steering RemovalJlnstallation
Steering Stem Removal
-
Remove
the
following
pa rts.
Seat
Radiator
Covers
Fuel Tank
Front
W
heel
Brake Hose Clamp
Ca
li
per
Mounting Bolts
Maste
r
Cylinder Clamp
Front Fender
Handlebar
Front
Fork
-Remove the
steering
stem
head nut
and
washer.
-Remove
the
steering
stem
head.
-Push
up on the
stem
base,
and
remove
the
steering
stem locknut
with
the stem nut
wrench
(special
tool),
then remove the
steering stem
and
stem
base.
A. Stem
Base
B.
Stem Nut
Wrench
:
57001-1100
C. Steering
Stem
locknut
D.
Steering
Stem
-
Remove
the
upper tapered roller bearing inner
race.
A.
Tapered Roller
Bearing

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