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Brake Panel And Drum; Cam Lever Angle Inspection; Cam Lever Angle Adjustment; Brake Panel Removal - Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD Service Manual

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11-20 BRAKES

Brake Panel and Drum

Cam Lever Angle Inspection

Check that the rear brake cam lever comes to an 80° ∼
90° angle [A] with the rear brake rod when the rear brake
is fully applied.
If it does not, adjust the rear brake cam lever angle.
Cam Lever Angle
80° ∼ 90°
Since a cam lever angle greater than 90° reduces
braking effectiveness, cam lever angle adjustment
should not be neglected.

Cam Lever Angle Adjustment

Rear Wheel (see Rear Wheel Removal in the
Wheels/Tires chapter)
Cam Lever Bolt
Cam Lever
Before removing the brake cam lever, mark on the cam
lever and camshaft at the same position.
Mount the cam lever on the camshaft moving it one ser-
ration at a time from the original position so that the cam
lever has the specified angle.
When remounting the cam lever, be sure that the
position of the wear indicator on the serrated shaft
is not altered.
A change in cam lever angle is caused by wear of
internal brake parts. Whenever the cam lever angle
is adjusted, also check for drag and proper opera-
tion, taking particular note of the brake lining wear
indicator position.
In case of doubt as to braking effectiveness, disas-
semble and inspect all internal brake parts. Worn
parts could cause the brake to lock or fail.
Install the rear wheel (see Rear Wheel Installation in the
Wheels/Tires chapter).
Adjust the rear brake pedal free play.

Brake Panel Removal

Remove the rear wheel (see Rear Wheel Removal in the
Wheels/Tires chapter).
Separate the brake panel [A] from the wheel.

Brake Panel Installation

Installation is the reverse of removal. Note the following.
Adjust the brake pedal free play (see Brake Pedal Free
Play Adjustment).


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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