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Valve Guide Removal; Valve Guide Installation; Valve Seat Inspection - Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD Service Manual

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4-24 ENGINE TOP END
Valves

Valve Guide Removal

Remove:
Valve (see Valve Removal)
Oil Seal
Spring Seats
Heat the area around the valve guide to about 120 ∼
150°C (248 ∼ 302°F), and hammer lightly on the valve
guide arbor [A] to remove the guide from the top of the
head.
Special Tool - Valve Guide Arbor, 5.5: 57001-1021

Valve Guide Installation

Apply oil to the valve guide outer surface before installa-
tion.
Heat the area around the valve guide hole to about 120 ∼
150°C (248 ∼ 302°F).
Drive the valve guide in from the top of the head using the
valve guide arbor. The flange stops the guide from going
in too far.
Special Tool - Valve Guide Arbor, 5.5: 57001-1021
Ream the valve guide with a valve guide reamer [A] even if
the oil guide is reused.
Special Tool - Valve Guide Reamer, 5.5: 57001-1020

Valve Seat Inspection

Remove the valve (see Valve Removal).
Check the valve seating surface [A] between the valve [B]
and valve seat [C].
Coat the valve seat with machinist's dye.
Push the valve into the guide.
Rotate the valve against the seat with a lapping tool.
Pull the valve out, and check the seating pattern on the
valve head. It must be the correct width and even all the
way around.
Measure the outside diameter [D] of the seating pattern
on the valve seat.
If the outside diameter of the valve seating pattern is too
large or too small, repair the seat (see Valve Seat Repair).
Valve Seating Surface Outside Diameter
28.3 ∼ 28.5 mm (1.114 ∼ 1.122 in.)
Inlet:
24.0 ∼ 24.2 mm (0.945 ∼ 0.953 in.)
Exhaust:
The valve stem and guide must be in good condition, or
this check will not be valid.
If the valve seating pattern is not correct, repair the seat
(see Valve Seat Repair).
Measure the seat width [E] of the portion where there is
no build-up carbon (white portion) of the valve seat with a
vernier caliper.
Good [F]
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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