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Drive Chain Lubrication - Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD Service Manual

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Drive Chain
If the drive chain wear exceeds the service limit, re-
place the chain or an unsafe riding condition may
result. A chain that breaks or jumps off the sprock-
ets could snag on the engine sprocket or lock the
rear wheel, severely damaging the motorcycle and
causing it to go out of control.
For safety, use only the standard chain. It is an end-
less type and should not be cut for installation.
Standard Chain
EK520SX-0, Endless
EK520MVXL, Endless (EN500-C9 ∼)
110 Links

Drive Chain Lubrication

If a special lubricant is not available, a heavy oil such as
SAE 90 is preferred to a lighter oil because it will stay on
the chain longer and provide better lubrication.
If the chain appears especially dirty, clean it before lubri-
The O-rings between the side plates seal in the lu-
bricant between the pin and the bushing. To avoid
damaging the O-rings and resultant loss of lubri-
cant, observe the following rules:
Use only kerosene or diesel oil for cleaning an O
-ring drive chain.
Any other cleaning solution such as gasoline
or trichloroethylene will cause deterioration and
swelling of the O-ring.
Blow the chain dry with compressed air immedi-
ately after cleaning.
Complete cleaning and drying the chain within 10
Apply oil to the sides of the rollers so that oil will penetrate
to the rollers and bushings. Apply the oil to the O-rings so
that the O-rings will be coated with oil.
Wipe off any excess oil.
Oil Applied Areas [A]
O-ring [B]


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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