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Wheel Inspection; Spoke Inspection - Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD Service Manual

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Wheels (Rims)
Bend the cotter pin [A] over the nut.
Check the rear brake (see Brake Pedal Position Inspec-
tion in the Brakes chapter).

Wheel Inspection

Raise the front/rear wheel off the ground.
Special Tool - Jack: 57001-1238
Spin the wheel lightly, and check for roughness or binding.
If roughness or binding is found, replace the hub bearings.

Spoke Inspection

Check that all the spokes are tightened evenly.
If spoke tightness is uneven or loose, tighten the spoke
nipples evenly.
Torque - Spoke Nipples: 5.2 N·m (0.53 kgf·m, 46 in·lb)
Check the rim runout.
If any spoke breaks, it should be replaced immedi-
ately. A missing spoke paces an additional load on
the other spokes, which will eventually cause other
spokes to break.


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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