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MAINTENENCE--CHASSIS
I
WARNING
I
~o
ensure safe handling and stability,
~.
_ _ _ ...
u.. only the recommended standard
tires for replacement, inflated to the standard pressure
(Table J1). A certain variation
from
the standard pm·
sure may be desired depending
on
road surface condi·
tions (rain, snow, rough surface.
etc.).
Table J1
Tires,
Air Pressure (measured when cold)
Air Pressure
Size
Make,
Type
110/90V-18
Dunlop
.-
Gold Seal
c
2.00 kg/cm
2
(28
psi)
4PR
0
F8 Nylon
...
u..
(Q) MN90-18
Tubeless
Up to
2.50
kg/cm
2
97.5
kg
(36 psi)
Dunlop
load
130/90V-17
Gold Seal
...
97.5-
6PR
K100M
'"
Q)
212.5 kg 2.80 kg/cm
2
0:::
(Q)
MT90-17
Nylon
load
(40 psi)
Tubeless
Over
210 kph
(Q)
:
US model
Tire wear, damage
Tires must
not be used if they are nearly bald,
or
if
they are
cut
or otherwise
damaged.
As
the tire
tread wears down, the tire becomes more susceptible
the
puncture
and failure
.
90% of tire failures occur
during the last 10% of tire life.
Visually inspect
the tire for cracks and cuts. Replace
the tire in case of bad damage.
Remove
any imbedded
stones or other foreign particles from the
tread.
Swelling
or high spots indicate
internal
damage, requiring
tire
replacement unless the damage to the
fabric is very
minor.
Measure the depth of the
tread
with a depth
gauge,
and
replace the
tire if
the tread depth
is less than the
service limit.
A. Depth Gauge
Table J2
Tire Tread Depth
Service Limit (Minimum Tread Depth)
Under 130
kph
Over
130 kph
Front
1
mm
1 mm
Rear
2mm
3mm
Tire repair
Currently
two types
of repair for tubeless
tires
have
come
into
wide use.
One type is called temporary
(external) repairs
which can be carried out without
removing the tire from the rim, and another type is
called permanent (internal) repairs
which
require tire
removal. It is generally
understood
that
higher
running
durability
is obtained by
permanent
(internal) repairs
than by temporary (external)
ones.
Also, permanent
(internal) repairs also
have the advantage of permitting
a thorough examination
for
secondary damage not
visible from
external
inspection
of the
tire.
For these
reasons,
Kawasaki does not recommend
temporary
(external)
repair.
Only appropriate permanent
(internal)
repairs are
recommended.
The tubeless tire repair methods described here de-
scribe the methods
for
COMBI UNITS made by TIP
TOP (trade names). Repair
methods
may vary slightly
from make to
make.
Follow the repair
methods indicated
by the manufacturer of the repair tools and
materials
so
that safe results can be obtained.
I
WARNING
I
Ti~es
that
have been punctured
a~~ ~e-
.,. ____ I.
paired do not have the
same capabilities
as unchanged tires. When being repaired with COMBI
UNITS
made by TIP TOP, do not
exceed
80
kph within
24
hours after repair, and
180
kph
(113
mph)
at any
time
after
that.
eLocate
and mark
the
puncture
and
remove the injuring
object.
eRemove
the tire from rim (Pg. 135).
elnspect
the tire carefully.
If
any
damage mentioned
below is found, replace the tire
with
a
new one:
1.
Puncture
or tear
larger
than 3 mm
diameter.
2.
Two punctures within 40 cm distance.
3.
Three punctures or more
in
one
tire.
4.
Puncture or damage on sidewall.
elnspect
the rim.
If there is any damage such as
is
mentioned on Pg. 216, replace the rim with a new one.
eRepair
the tire puncture. COMBI
UNITS
made by TIP
TOP
are used here
to
describe
the internal repair
methods of tubeless tires.
oSpread
the tire slightly at the injury with the bead
breaker
(special
tool).
Choose a drill
bit of
slightly
greater diameter than the
injury
.
NOTE:
The
diameter
of a drill must be less than 3 mm
at
maximum.
A.
Bead Breaker
(57001
-1 072)
213

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