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Disassembly; Torque And Locking Agent - Kawasaki KZ1300-A1 Quick Reference Manual

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SUPPLEMENT --1981 MODEL
Table N8
Air Pressure Adjustment
Usable range
Setting
Load
Road
kgfcm
2
(kPa,
psi)
1.0(
100,
14)
Soft
Light
Good
t
t
t
t
3.5
(350,
50)
Hard
Heavy
Bad
To adjust
the
air pressure:
NOTE: Check
and adjust the air pressure when the rear
shock
absorbers
are cold
(room
temperature).
-
Put
the
motorcycle up on
its center stand
to raise
the
rear wheel
off
the ground.
-
Unlock the seat, and swing it open to take
off
the air
valve cap
under
the seat.
-
Check
the
air pressure
with the air pressure gauge
(special
tool).
NOTE: Do not use
tire
gauges for
checking
air
pressure.
They
may not
indicate the
correct
air pressure
because
of air leaks that occur when the gauge is applied to the
valve.
A. Air
Pressure
Gauge (52005-'003)
B.
Air
Valve
-
To lower the air pressure, push the valve core
in a
twinkle. To raise the pressure,
inject
air through the
valve with a tire
pump.
Change the
air pressure within
the range
specified
in the table N8 to suit various
riding
conditions.
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so
~~;~:~s~~;;s~~~
ceeding 5.0 kg/cm
2
(500 kPa, 70 psi) may damage the
oil seal.
I
WARNING
I"
B~ ~ure to adjust the air pressure
.
wlthm the usable range. Pressure too
high or too low can produce a hazardous riding condi-
tion.
2. Only air or nitrogen gas can be used. Never
inject
oxygen or any kind of explosive
gas.
3. Do not incinerate the rear shock absorbers.
Damping Force
The
damper
adjuster on each rear shock absorber has
4
positions
so that the
damping
force can be adjusted
for
different road and loading conditions.
The
numbers on
the adjuster show the setting position of the damper.
A. Damper adjuster
B.
Number
The Table N9 shows an example of damping force
adjustment. To
obtain
the stable
handling
or
suitable
riding condition, adjust the damping force for
different
road and loading conditions if necessary. The damping
force can be left soft
for
average riding. But
it
should be
adjusted harder for high
speed
riding or riding with a
passenger.
If
the damper setting feels too soft or too
stiff,
adjust
it in accordance
with the Table N9:
Table N9
Damping Force Adjustment
Adjuster
Damp ing
Setting
Load
Road
Speed
Position
Force
1
t
Soft
Light
Good
Low
2
t t t t
3
4
Stronger
Hard
Heavy
Bad
High
To adjust the damping force
:
-Tu
rn the adjusters
to
the
desired position until you
feel
a
click.
-Check to see that both
adjuster are
turned to the
same
relative
position.
I
WARNING
I
~f both damp~r adjuster a~e no~ adjusted
~.
_IIIII!I _ _
I.
equally, handling may be Impaired and a
hazardous
condition may result.
Disassembly
TORQUE AND
LOCKING
AGENT
The
table
below
shows the
tighten
ing
torque for the
parts which are modified from the
previous
model.
Thighten the other parts to the same torque listed on
Pgs.
37-42.
307

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