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Wheel Alignment Inspection/adjustment; Drive Chain Wear Inspection - Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD Service Manual

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Drive Chain
Bend the cotter pin [A] over the nut.
Check the rear brake.

Wheel Alignment Inspection/Adjustment

Check that the right rear end [A] of the hole should align
with the same graduation [B] that the left rear end aligns
If they do not, adjust the chain slack and align the wheel
alignment (see Slack Adjustment).
Wheel alignment can also be checked using the
straightedge or string method.
Misalignment of the wheel will result in abnormal
wear, and may result in an unsafe riding condition.

Drive Chain Wear Inspection

Chain Cover
Rotate the rear wheel to inspect the drive chain for dam-
aged rollers, loose pins and links.
If there is any irregularity, replace the drive chain.
Lubricate the drive chain if it appears dry.
Stretch the chain taut by hanging a 98 N (10 kgf, 20 lb)
weight [A] on the chain.
Measure the length of 20 links [B] on the straight part [C] of
the chain from the pin center of the 1st pin to the pin center
of the 21st pin. Since the chain may wear unevenly, take
measurements at several places.
If any measurements exceed the service limit, replace the
chain. Also, replace the front and rear sprockets when the
drive chain is replaced.
Drive Chain 20-link Length
317.5 ∼ 318.2 mm (12.50 ∼ 12.53 in.)
Service Limit: 323 mm (12.7 in.)


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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