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Adjustment - Kawasaki KX85 Service Manual

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Check the steering.
Lift the front wheel off the ground using a stand and the
Special Tool - Jack: 57001-1238
With the front wheel pointing straight ahead, alternately
tap each end of the handlebar. The front wheel should
swing fully left and right from the force of gravity until the
rib hits the stop.
If the wheel binds or catches before the stop, the steering
is too tight.
Feel for steering looseness by pushing and pulling the
If you feel looseness, the steering is too loose.
The cables, hose, and wiring will have some effect on
the motion of the fork which must be taken into account.
Be sure the wire, hose, and cables are properly routed.
The bearings must be in good condition and properly
lubricated in order for any test to be valid.
Adjust the steering if necessary.
Remove the following parts.
Number Plate
Stem Head Nut [A] (loosen)
Fork Lower Clamp Bolts (both sides, loosen)
Move back the fuel tank with the hose installed (see Fuel
System chapter).
Adjust the steering with the stem nut wrench [C].
Special Tool - Steering Stem Nut Wrench: 57001-1100
If the steering is too tight, loosen the stem nut [B] a fraction
of turn.
If the steering is too loose, tighten the stem nut a fraction
of turn.
Turn the nut 1/8 turn at a time maximum.
Tighten the following bolts and nut to the specified torque.
Torque - Front Fork Clamp Bolts: 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m, 15
Steering Stem Head Nut: 64 N·m (6.5 kgf·m, 47
Tighten the two clamp bolts alternately two times to en-
sure even tightening torque.
Check the steering again.
If the steering is still too tight or too loose, repeat the ad-
Install the parts removed.


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  • Julie Williams Jul 17, 2019 11:44:
    Can you please help me identify two engine years by the engine number and not the vin?

    1. KX085AE037​876

    2. KX085AE015​215

    Any help would be greatly appreciate​d.

    Thank you. Julie.
  • jeesus Jun 10, 2015 09:46: