Remove the wheel.
Support the wheel so that it can be spun freely.
Spin the wheel lightly, and mark [A] the wheel at the top
when the wheel stops.
Repeat this procedure several times. If the wheel stops
of its own accord in various positions, it is well balanced.
If the wheel always stops in one position, adjust the wheel
If the wheel always stops in one position, provisionally at-
tach a balance weight [A] to the rim flange at the marking,
using adhesive tape.
Use only the genuine balance weights.
Rotate the wheel 1/4 turn [B], and see whether or not the
wheel stops in this position. If it does, the correct balance
weight is being used.
If the wheel rotates and the weight goes up, replace the
weight with the next heavier size. If the wheel rotates and
the weight goes down, replace the weight with the next
lighter size. Repeat these steps until the wheel remains
at rest after being rotated 1/4 turn.
Rotate the wheel another 1/4 turn and then another 1/4
turn to see if the wheel is correctly balanced.
Repeat the entire procedure as many times as necessary
to achieve correct wheel balance.
If proper balance has been achieved, permanently install
the balance weight.
Balance weights are available from Kawasaki Dealers
in 10, 20, and 30 gram (0.35, 0.71 and 1.1 ounce) sizes.
An imbalance of less than 10 grams (0.35 ounce) will
not usually affect running stability.
Do not use four or more balance weights (more than
90 gram, 3.2 ounce). If the wheel requires an excess
balance weight, remove and disassemble the wheel to
find the cause.
10 (0.35 oz.)
20 (0.71 oz.)
30 (1.1 oz.)