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Brake Pedal And Cable; Brake Pedal Position Inspection; Brake Pedal Position Adjustment; Brake Pedal Free Play Inspection - Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD Service Manual

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Brake Pedal and Cable

Brake Pedal Position Inspection

With the brake pedal [A] in the correct position, inspect
the brake pedal position [B] as shown.
Footpeg [C]
Pedal Position
About 55 mm (2.17 in.) above footpeg
(from Top of the footpeg to Top of the brake Pedal)
If it is incorrect, adjust the brake pedal position.

Brake Pedal Position Adjustment

Loosen the locknut [A], and turn in or turn out the adjusting
bolt [B] to adjust the brake pedal position.
Tighten the locknut.
After adjusting brake pedal position, check brake pedal
free play and rear brake light switch, and adjust if neces-
If the pedal position cannot be adjusted by turning the
adjusting bolt, the brake pedal may be deformed or in-
correctly installed.

Brake Pedal Free Play Inspection

Check the brake pedal free play [A].
Depress the rear brake pedal lightly by hand until the
brake is applied.
If the rear brake pedal free play is incorrect, adjust it.
Brake Pedal Free Play
20 ∼ 30 mm (0.79 ∼ 1.18 in.)

Brake Pedal Free Play Adjustment

Turn the adjuster [A] at the rear brake until the brake pedal
has the correct amount of play.
Operate the pedal a few times to see that it returns to its
rest position immediately upon release.
Rotate the rear wheel to check for brake drag.
Check braking effectiveness.
If there is any doubt as to the conditions of the brake,
check the brake parts for wear or damage.
BRAKES 11-17


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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