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Swingarm; Swingarm Removal; Swingarm Installation; Swingarm Disassembly/assembly - Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD Service Manual

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Swingarm Removal

Rear Wheel (see Rear Wheel Removal in the
Wheels/Tires chapter)
Mufflers (see Exhaust Pipe, Muffler Removal in the En-
gine Top End chapter).
Rear Shock Absorbers (see Rear Shock Absorber Re-
Chain Case
Pivot Shaft Caps
Remove the pivot shaft nut [A], and pull out the pivot shaft.
Pull back the swingarm and take off the swingarm.

Swingarm Installation

Installation is the reverse of removal.
Tighten the pivot shaft nut.
Torque - Swingarm Pivot Nut: 88 N·m (9.0 kgf·m, 65 ft·lb)
Tighten the torque link nut.
Torque - Torque Link Nuts: 34 N·m (3.5 kgf·m, 25 ft·lb)
Move the swingarm up and down [A] to check for abnor-
mal friction.

Swingarm Disassembly/Assembly

Remove the needle bearing using the oil seal and bearing
Special Tool - Oil Seal & Bearing Remover: 57001-1058
Insert the needle bearing using the bearing driver set so
that the marked side faces outside.
Special Tool - Bearing Driver Set: 57001-1129
Apply a thin coat of a molybdenum desulfide the grease
to the lips of the grease seals.

Swingarm Needle Bearing Lubrication

Apply a thin coat of a molybdenum disulfide grease to the
inner surfaces [A] of the needle bearings.
Swingarm Sleeve and Needle Bearing Wear
Visually inspect the swingarm sleeve and needle bearing.
If there is any damage to them, replace it.


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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