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Swingarm And Uni-trak Linkage Inspection; Swingarm And Uni-track Linkage Pivot Lubrication; Steering; Steering Inspection - Kawasaki KX450F Service Manual

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Periodic Maintenance Procedures

Swingarm and Uni-Trak Linkage Inspection

Check the uni-trak component parts for wear periodically,
or whenever excessive play is suspected.
Using the jack under the frame, raise the rear wheel off
the ground.
Special Tool - Jack: 57001-1238
Push and pull on the swingarm [A], up and down, to check
for wear.
A small amount of play on the swingarm is normal and no
corrective action is needed. However, if excessive play is
felt, remove the uni-trak parts from the frame and check
for wear.

Swingarm and Uni-Track Linkage Pivot Lubrication

Refer to the Swingarm Bearing Installation and Rocker
Arm Bearing Installation in Suspension chapter.


Steering Inspection

Using the jack, raise the front wheel off the ground.
Special Tool - Jack: 57001-1238
With the front wheel pointing straight ahead, alternately
nudge each end of the handlebar. The front wheel should
swing fully left and right from the force of gravity until the
fork hits the stop.
If the steering binds or catches before the stop, check the
routing of the cables, hoses, and harnesses.
If the steering feels tight, adjust or lubricate the steering.
Feel for steering looseness by pushing and pulling the
If you feel looseness, adjust the steering.

Steering Adjustment

Using the jack, raise the front wheel off the ground.
Special Tool - Jack: 57001-1238


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    quantidade oleo suspencao kx 450 f