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Balancer; Balancer Removal; Balancer Installation; Balancer Shaft Bearing Insert/journal Clearance Inspection - Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD Service Manual

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8-20 CRANKSHAFT/TRANSMISSION

Balancer

Balancer Removal

Split the crankcase (see Crankcase Splitting).
Pull the balancer shaft with the balancer gear out of the
crankcase.

Balancer Installation

Apply oil to the inside of the balancer shaft bearing insert.
Align the timing mark [A] on the balancer gear [B] with the
timing mark on the balancer drive gear [C] of the crank-
shaft.
Assemble the crankcase (see Crankcase Assembly).
Balancer Shaft Bearing Insert/Journal Clearance
Inspection
Measure the bearing insert/journal clearance using a
plastigage.
Split the crankcase and wipe each bearing insert and jour-
nal surface clean of oil.
Cut strips of plastigage to bearing insert width, and place
a strip on each journal parallel to the balancer shaft so that
the plastigage will be compressed between the journal
and the bearing insert.
Install the lower crankcase half, and tighten the case bolts
to the specified torque.
Torque - Crankcase 8 mm Bolts: 27 N·m (2.8 kgf·m, 20 ft·lb)
Crankcase 6 mm Bolts: 12 N·m (1.2 kgf·m, 104
in·lb)
Do not turn the balancer shaft during clearance mea-
surement.
Remove the lower crankcase half and measure the plas-
tigage width [A] to determine the bearing insert/journal [B]
clearance.
Balancer Shaft Bearing Insert/Journal Clearance
0.020 ∼ 0.050 mm (0.0008 ∼ 0.0020 in.)
Standard:
Service Limit:
0.09 mm (0.0035 in.)
If the clearance is within the standard, no bearing insert
replacement is required.
NOTE

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  • 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