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Steering Stem Bearing Inspection And Lubrication; Grease Seal Deterioration, Damage Inspection; Steering Stem Warp Inspection - Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD Service Manual

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Steering Stem
Install the steering stem head, washer, and tighten the
stem head bolt.
Torque - Steering Stem Head Bolt: 44 N·m (4.5 kgf·m, 33
Reinstall the removed parts (see appropriate chapter).
Route the cables and harnesses correctly.
Check and adjust the following.
Front Brake
Headlight Beam

Steering Stem Bearing Inspection and Lubrication

Remove the steering stem.
Using a high-flash point solvent, wash the upper and
lower tapered roller bearings in the cages, and wipe the
upper and lower outer races, which are press-fitted into
the frame head pipe, clean of grease and dirt.
Visually check the outer races and the rollers.
Replace the bearing assemblies if they show wear or
Pack the upper and lower tapered roller bearings [A] in
the cages with grease, and apply a light coat of grease to
the upper and lower outer races.
Install the steering stem, and adjust the steering.

Grease Seal Deterioration, Damage Inspection

Inspect the grease seal on the upper tapered roller bear-
ing for any signs of deterioration or damage.
Replace the grease seal if necessary.

Steering Stem Warp Inspection

Whenever the steering stem is removed, or if the steering
cannot be adjusted for smooth action, check the steering
stem for straightness.
If the steering stem shaft [A] is bent, replace the steering


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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