Download  Print this page

Connecting Rod Big End Side Clearance Inspection; Connecting Rod Big End Bearing Insert/crankpin Clearance Inspection - Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD Service Manual

Motorcycle.
Hide thumbs

Advertisement

Crankshaft/Connecting Rods
Measure the connecting rod twist.
With the big-end arbor [A] still on V blocks [C], hold the
connecting rod horizontal and measure the difference in
the height of the arbor [B] above the surface plate over
a 100 mm (3.94 in.) length of the arbor to determine the
amount of connecting rod twist.
If the connecting rod twist exceeds the service limit, the
connecting rod must be replaced.
Connecting Rod Twist
Service Limit:
0.2/100 mm (0.008/3.94 in.)

Connecting Rod Big End Side Clearance Inspection

Measure the connecting rod big end side clearance.
Insert a thickness gauge [A] between the big end [B] and
either crank web [C] to determine the clearance.
Connecting Rod Big End Side Clearance
0.13 ∼ 0.38 mm (0.0051 ∼ 0.0150 in.)
Standard:
Service Limit:
0.50 mm (0.02 in.)
If the clearance exceeds the service limit, replace the con-
necting rod with a new one and then check the clearance
again. If the clearance is too large after connecting rod
replacement, the crankshaft must be replaced.
Connecting Rod Big End Bearing Insert/Crankpin
Clearance Inspection
Measure the bearing insert/crankpin clearance using a
plastigage.
Remove the connecting rod big end caps and wipe each
bearing insert and crankpin surface clean of oil.
Cut strips of plastigage to bearing insert width, and place
a strip on the crankpin for each connecting rod parallel to
the crankshaft so that the plastigage will be compressed
between the crankpin and the bearing insert.
Install the connecting rod big end caps and tighten the big
end cap nuts to the specified torque.
Torque - Connecting Rod Big End Cap Nuts: 36 N·m (3.7
kgf·m, 27 ft·lb)
Do not move the connecting rod and crankshaft during
clearance measurement.
NOTE
CRANKSHAFT/TRANSMISSION 8-15

Advertisement

Table of Contents

   Also See for Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD

This manual is also suitable for:

Vulcan 500 ltd

Comments to this Manuals

Symbols: 0
Latest comments:
  • Ricardo Paluan Apr 27, 2016 01:22:
    Adquiri recentemen​te uma moto vulcan 500 ano 1995. Tenho o 37 anos e iniciante no mundo motociclis​ta. Entretanto​, em razão só tempo e idade da moto, não tenho o manual do proprietá​rio, sendo este indispens