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Spring Preload Adjustment - Kawasaki KX450F Service Manual

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13-42 SUSPENSION
Rear Shock Absorber
Adjust the high speed compression damping, turn the
high speed compression damping adjuster with a 17 mm
wrench.
If the damping feels too soft or too stiff, adjust it in accor-
dance with the following table.
High Speed Compression Damping
Standard:
1 1/6 turns out [B] (KX450D6F)
1 1/2 turns out (KX450D7F)
1 turn out (KX450D8F)
Softer (counterclockwise) [C]
Harder (clockwise) [D]
* : Number of turns counterclockwise usable range;
- 2 turns or more (KX450D6F, D8F)
- 4 turns or more (KX450D7F)
Counterclockwise from the fully seated position.
Adjust the low speed compression damping, turn the low
speed compression damping adjuster with a flat-head
screwdriver.
If the damping feels too soft or too stiff, adjust it in accor-
dance with the following table.
Low Speed Compression Damping
Standard:
11 clicks [B] (KX450D6F)
10 clicks (KX450D7F)
8 clicks (KX450D8F)
Softer (counterclockwise) [C]
Harder (clockwise) [D]
* : Number of turns counterclockwise usable range;
- 16 clicks or more (KX450D6F)
- 19 clicks or more (KX450D7F)
- 22 clicks or more (KX450D8F)
Counterclockwise from the fully seated position.
Adjustment of the rebound damping adjuster for the rear
suspension will slightly affect the compression damping
force. Always make any damping adjustments in small
steps and test their effects before using them in com-
petition.

Spring Preload Adjustment

Remove:
Seat (see Seat Removal in the Frame chapter)
Side Covers (see Side Cover Removal in the Frame
chapter)
Carburetor Holder Clamp Screw (loosen)
Muffler (see Muffler Removal in the Engine Top End
chapter)
Rear Frame Mounting Bolts [A]
Rear Frame [B] with Air Cleaner Housing
Using the jack under the frame, raise the rear wheel off
the ground.
Special Tool - Jack: 57001-1238
NOTE

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  • paulo sergio borges Apr 13, 2016 05:03:
    quantidade oleo suspencao kx 450 f