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ADJUSTM ENT --CHASSIS
eSpin the wheel slowly, and mark the rim at the top
when the wheel stops.
A. Mark at the too.
eRepeat this procedure several times. If the wheel stops
of its own accord in various positions, it is well bal-
anced.
To adjust the wheel balance:
elf the wheel always stops in one position, temporarily
attach a balance weight on the rim at the marking with
tape.
eRotate the wheel
14
turn, and see whether or not the
wheel stops in this position.
If it does, the correct
balance weight is being used.
A.
Use
heavier weight.
B. Use lighter weight.
elf the weighted location still stops at the top, try a
heavier weight.
If the weighted position always stops
at
the
bottom,
use slightly less weight. Repeat these
steps until the wheel remains at rest after being rotated
14
turn.
eRotate the wheel another
14
turn and then another
14
turn to see if the wheel is correctly balanced.
eRepeat the entire procedure as many times as necessary
to achieve correct wheel balance.
eTo install the balance weights on the rim, first reduce
the tire pressure, pry the tire bead from the rim, and
then insert the blade part of the balance weight be-
tween the rim and the tire bead until the stepped
portions of the rim and the weight is hooked over the
overhang portion of the rim.
Balance Weight Installation
I.
Tire
4. Balance
Weight
2. Rim
5.
Tire
Bea
d
3.
Bl
ade
elnflate the tire to standard pressure
(Pg.
213).
eReinstall the wheel back on the motorcycle (Pg. 121
or 129).
NOTE: Balance weights are available from Kawasaki
dealers in 10, 20, and 30 gram
sizes.
An imbalance of
less than 10 grams will not usually affect running stability.
HEADLIGHT
The headlight beam is adjustable both horizontally
and vertically
.
If not properly adjusted horizontally,
the beam will point to one side rather than straight
ahead.
If adjusted too low vertically, neither low nor
high beam will illuminate the road far enough ahead.
If adjusted too high
vertically,
the high beam will fail to
illuminate the road
close
ahead, and the low beam will
dazzle oncoming
drivers.
In most areas it is illegal to
ride with improperly adjusted headlight.
Horizontal Adjustment
eTurn the small screw on the headlight rim in or out
until the beam points straight ahead.
Turning the
adjusting screw clockwise moves the headlight beam
to the right.
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