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Camshaft, Camshaft Chain; Camshaft Removal; Camshaft Installation - Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD Service Manual

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Camshaft, Camshaft Chain

Camshaft Removal

Remove the cylinder head cover.
Position the crankshaft at #2 piston TDC.
Using a wrench on the crankshaft rotation bolt turn the
crankshaft clockwise until the "C" mark line [A] on the rotor
is aligned with the notch [B] in the edge of the upper hole
in the alternator cover.
Special Tool - Filler Cap Driver: 57001-1454
Remove:
Cam Chain Tensioner (see Cam Chain Tensioner Re-
moval).
Cylinder Head Oil Pipes [A]
Top Chain Guide [B]
Camshaft Caps [C]
Camshafts [D]
Stuff a clean cloth into the chain tunnel to keep any parts
from dropping into the crankcase.
The crankshaft may be turned while the camshafts
are removed. Always pull the chain taut while turn-
ing the crankshaft. This avoids kinking the chain
on the lower (crankshaft) sprocket. A kinked chain
could damage both the chain and the sprocket.

Camshaft Installation

Apply engine oil to all cam parts and journals.
If the camshaft(s) and/or cylinder head are replaced with
new ones, apply a thin coat of a molybdenum disulfide
grease on the new cam part surfaces.
The Exhaust camshaft has an EX mark [A] and the inlet
camshaft has an IN mark [B]. Be careful not to mix up
these shafts.
Be sure to operate from the engine left side.
Position the crankshaft at #2 piston TDC (see Camshaft
Removal).
The crankshaft may be turned while the camshafts
are removed. Always pull the chain taut while turn-
ing the crankshaft. This avoids kinking the chain
on the lower (crankshaft) sprocket. A kinked chain
could damage both the chain and the sprocket.
CAUTION
NOTE
CAUTION
ENGINE TOP END 4-13

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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