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Foreword
This
manual is
designed primarily for use
by
trained mechanics in
a properly equipped shop
.
However.
it contains enough
detail
and
basic
information
to make it useful
to
the
owner
who
desires to perform his
own
basic main
-
tenance
and
repair
work.
A
basic
knowledge
of
mechanics.
the
proper use
of
tools,
and
workshop
procedures must
be
understood
in
order to
carry
out maintenance and repair
satisfactorily.
Whenever the
owner
has
insuf-
ficient experience or
doubts his ability to do
the work, all adjustments
, maintenance,
and
repair should
be
carried out only by qualified
mechanics.
In
order
to perform
the work efficiently and
to
avoid costly
mistakes,
read the
text, thor-
oughly
familiarize
yourself with
the procedures
before starting
work,
and then
do
the work
carefully
in
a
clean
area.
Whenever
special
tools
or
equipment are
specified
,
do not use
makeshift tools
or
equipment.
Precision
meas·
urements
can only
be made
if
the proper
instru·
ments are
used,
and
the use
of
substitute
tools
may
adversely affect safe
operation.
We
recommend
that
aU repairs and scheduled
maintenance
be performed in accordance
with
this
service
manual.
To get the longest
life out of your
motor·
cycle:
- Follow
the
Periodic Maintenance
Chart in
the
Service
Manual.
-Se alert for problems
and non·scheduled
maintenance.
-Use proper tools
and genuine Kawasaki
Motorcycle parts. Special
tools, gauges,
and
testers that are necessary
when servicing
Kawasaki
motorcycles
are introduced
by the
Special
Tool Manual. Genuine parts
provided
as
spare
parts
are
listed in the Parts
Catalog
.
-Follow the procedures in this manual
care
·
fully
.
Don't take
shortcuts.
-Remember
to
keep
complete
records
of
main·
tenance and repair
with
dates
and any
new
parts
installed.
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How to Use this Manual
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In preparing this manual,
we
divided the
product
into its
major
systems.
These
systems
became
the
manual'
s chapters
.
AU
information
for
a
particular
system
from adjustment
through disassembly
and
inspection is located
in
a single
chapter.
The Quick Reference Guide
shows you
all
of
the product's
system and assists
in locating
their
chapters.
Each
chapter
in turn has its
own
comprehensive
Table
of
Contents.
The Periodic Maintenance Chart is located
in the General Information
chapter.
The
chart
gives a
time
schedule
for required maintenance
operations
.
If
you want spark
plug
information,
for
ex·
ample,
go to the Periodic Maintenance Chart
first. The
chart
tells
you
how frequently to
clean
and
gap the
plug. Next,
use the Quick Reference
Guide to locate the Electrical System
chapter
.
Then,
use the Table
of
Contents
on
the first page
of the chapter to
find the
Spark
Plug
section
.
Whenever
you see
these WARNING
and
CAUTION symbols,
heed their instructions!
Always
follow
safe
operating
and
maintenance
practices.
AWARNING
This warning symbol identifies speciallnstruc·
tions or procedures which, if not correctly
followed,
coukl result in personal
injury.
or
loss of life.
CAUTION
This caution symbol identifies special instruc·
tions or procedures
which.
if not strictty ob·
served. could resun
in
damage to or destruc·
tlon of equipment.
This manual
contains
five more
symbols (in
addition
to WARNING
and
CAUTiON)
which
will
help
you
distinguish
different
types
of
information.

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