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Brake Shoe Lining Wear Inspection; Brake Shoe Spring Inspection; Brake Camshaft And Camshaft Hole Wear Inspection - Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD Service Manual

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11-22 BRAKES
Brake Panel and Drum

Brake Shoe Lining Wear Inspection

Remove the brake shoes (see Brake Panel Disassembly).
Measure the lining thickness [A].
Use a pair of calipers or scale, and measure at several
points as shown.
Shoe Lining Thickness
4.9 ∼ 5.5 mm (0.193 ∼ 0.217 in.)
Service Limit: 2.6 mm (0.102 in.)
If any measurement is less than the service limit, replace
both shoes as a set.
If the lining thickness is greater than the service limit, do
the following before installing the shoes.
File or sand down any high spots on the surface of the
Use a wire brush to remove any foreign particles from the
Wash off any oil or grease with an oilless cleaning fluid
such as trichloroethylene or acetone.
These cleaning fluids are usually highly flammable
and harmful if breathed for prolonged periods. Be
sure to heed the fluid manufacturer's warnings.

Brake Shoe Spring Inspection

Visually inspect the brake shoe springs for breaks or dis-
If the springs are damaged in any way, replace them.

Brake Camshaft and Camshaft Hole Wear Inspection

Remove the brake camshaft (see Brake Panel Disassem-
Measure the shaft diameter [A].
Use a micrometer at the point shown.
Camshaft Diameter
16.957 ∼ 16.984 mm (0.6676 ∼ 0.6687 in.)
Service Limit: 16.88 mm (0.6646 in.)
If any measurement is less than the service limit, replace
the camshaft.
Measure the inside diameter [B] of the camshaft hole in
the brake panel.
Use a small hole gauge in several directions inside the
hole, and then measure the small hole gauge with a mi-
Camshaft Hole Diameter
17.00 ∼ 17.07 mm (0.6693 ∼ 0.6720 in.)
Service Limit: 17.15 mm (0.6752 in.)
If any measurement is larger than the service limit, re-
place the brake panel.


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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