MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
Slide the dust cover back into place.
Start the engine, check that the clutch does not
slip and it releases properly.
Too much cable play can prevent clutch dis-
engagement and cause an accident resulting
in serious injury or death. When adjusting
the clutch or replacing the cable, be sure the
upper end of the clutch outer cable is fully
seated in its fitting, or it could slip into place
later, creating enough cable play to prevent
Valve and valve seat wear decreases valve clear-
ance, upsetting valve timing.
If valve clearance is left unadjusted, wear will
eventually cause the valves to remain partly
open, which lowers performances, burns the
valves and valve seats, and may cause seri-
ous engine damage.
Valve clearance for each valve should be checked
and adjusted in accordance with the Periodic Main-
tenance Chart. Inspection and adjustment should be
done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.