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Front Fork; Front Fork Removal (each Fork Leg); Front Fork Installation; Fork Oil Change - Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD Service Manual

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12-6 SUSPENSION

Front Fork

Front Fork Removal (each fork leg)

Remove:
Caliper (for left fork only) (see Caliper Removal in the
Brakes chapter)
Front Wheel (see Front Wheel Removal in the
Wheels/Tires chapter)
Front Fender (See Front Fender Removal in the Frame
chapter)
Clamp [A]
Loosen:
Front Turn Signal Light Bolt [A]
Upper Clamp Allen Bolt [B]
Lower Clamp Allen Bolt [C]
With a twisting motion, work the fork leg down and out.
If the front fork is to be disassembled, loosen the top
plug before removing the fork. Loosen the top plug after
loosening the fork upper clamp Allen bolt.

Front Fork Installation

Install the fork legs so that the top end of the inner tube is
flush with the upper surface of the stem head [A].
If the fork leg is disassembled, check the fork oil level (see

Fork Oil Change).

Route the brake hoses correctly.
Tighten the lower and upper clamp Allen bolts.
Torque - Front Fork Upper Clamp Allen Bolt: 20 N·m (2.0
kgf·m, 14.5 ft·lb)
Front Fork Lower Clamp Allen Bolt: 29 N·m (3.0
kgf·m, 22 ft·lb)
Install the removed parts (see appropriate chapters).
Check the front brake after installation.
Fork Oil Change
Loosen the fork top plug.
Remove the front fork leg (see Front Fork Removal).
Remove:
Fork Top Plug With O-ring [A]
Spacer [B]
Spring Seat [C]
Fork Spring [D]
NOTE

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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