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Lubrication; Wear, Damage Inspection - Kawasaki KX85 Service Manual

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Steering Stem Bearing
Check that there is no play and the steering stem turns
smoothly without the rattle.
If not, the steering stem bearing may be damaged.
Again back out the stem nut a fraction of turn until it turns
lightly.
Turn the stem nut lightly clockwise until it just becomes
hard to turn. Do not overtighten, or the steering will be
too tight.

Lubrication

Perform the following.
Remove the steering stem.
Using a high-flash point solvent, wash the upper and
lower tapered roller bearings in the cages.
Wipe the upper and lower outer races, which are press
-fitted into the frame head pipe, clean of grease and dirt.
Visually check the outer races and the rollers.
Replace the bearing assemblies if they show wear or
damage.
Pack the upper and lower tapered roller bearings in the
cages with grease, and apply light coat of grease to the
upper and lower outer races.
Install the steering stem, and adjust the steering (see
Steering Adjustment).

Wear, Damage Inspection

Using a high-flash point solvent, wash the upper and
lower tapered rollers in the cages, and wipe the upper
and lower outer races, which are press-fitted into the
frame head pipe, clean off grease and dirt.
Visually check the outer races and the rollers.
Replace the bearing assemblies if they show damage.
If either steering stem bearing is damaged, it is recom-
mended that both the upper and lower bearings (includ-
ing outer races) should be replaced with new ones.
NOTE
STEERING 12-9

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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.
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