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Rear Sprocket Removal; Rear Sprocket Installation; Sprocket Wear Inspection; Rear Sprocket Warp Inspection - Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD Service Manual

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Sprocket, Coupling

Rear Sprocket Removal

Remove the rear wheel (see Rear Wheel Removal in the
Wheel/Tires chapter).
Remove the rear sprocket nuts [A].
Remove the rear sprocket [B].

Rear Sprocket Installation

Install the sprocket facing the tooth number marking [A]
Tighten the rear sprocket nuts.
Torque - Rear Sprocket Nuts: 74 N·m (7.5 kgf·m, 54 ft·lb)
(Self Locknut): 59 N·m (6.0 kgf·m , 43 ft·lb)
Install the rear wheel (see Rear Wheel Installation in the
Wheels/Tires chapter).
Adjust the drive chain slack after installing the sprocket
(see Drive Chain Slack Adjustment).

Sprocket Wear Inspection

Visually inspect the engine and rear sprocket teeth for
wear and damage.
If the teeth are worn as illustrated, replace the sprocket
with a new one, and inspect the drive chain wear (see
Drive Chain Wear Inspection).
[A] Worn Tooth (Engine Sprocket)
[B] Worn Tooth (Rear Sprocket)
[C] Direction of Rotation
If a sprocket requires replacement, the chain is proba-
bly worn also. When replacing a sprocket, inspect the

Rear Sprocket Warp Inspection

Raise the rear wheel off the ground so that it will turn
Special Tool - Jack: 57001-1238
Set a dial gauge [A] against the rear sprocket [B] near the
teeth as shown, and rotate [C] the rear wheel to measure
the sprocket runout (warp). The difference between the
highest and lowest dial gauge readings is the amount of
runout (warp).
If the runout exceeds the service limit, replace the rear
Rear Sprocket Warp
less than 0.5 mm (0.020 in.)
Service Limit: 0.6 mm (0.024 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