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288 SUPPLEMENT FOR 1980 MODEL
*Gradually raise the vacuum (lower the pressure) applied
t o the vacuum switch valve, and check the valve opera-
tion.
When the vacuum i s l o w enough, the vacuum
switch valve should permit air t o flow.
When the
vacuum reaches a certain level between 4 0 and 46
cmHg, i t should stop air flow.
When the vacuum is
high enough, the air cannot also flow through the valve.
I f the vacuum switch valve does n o t operate a5 t h i s , re-
place
i t
with a new one. Adjustment i s n o t permitted.
NOTE: Whether the valve permits the air t o f l o w or
n o t is confirmed by blowing the air hose with breath.
Do not apply a vacuum more than 50
cmHg to the vacuum switch valve a s this
could damage the diaphragm in the valve.
*Conversely,
gradually lower the vacuum (raise the
pressure) applied from the high vacuum, and check the
valve operation. The valve will return t o
i t s
original
state just the reverse way as i t came, b u t the transi-
tion should occur when the vacuum comes t o a level
between
40
and 46 cmHg. I f the valve does n o t work
as specified, replace the valve with a new one.
WHEEL (on KZ550-C)
Tubeless tires are installed on the wheels o f KZ550-C.
The main advantage o f the tubeless tires is an added
Tubeless Tire
1 . Air Vdlve
2. Rim
3.
Rim Sealing Area
4. Bead Sealing Area
5. Bead Wires
7. Plies
8. Inner Liner
9. Side Wall
10. Tread
measure o f driving safety.
I n the event o f a puncture,
tubeless tires would n o t blow out but instead tend t o
lose air gradually. Another advantage is cooler running
characteristics.
The tire and rim form a leakproof unit by making
airtight contacts at the tire chafers and the rim flanges
instead o f using an inner tube.
W A R N I N G
The tires, rims, and air valves on this
m
motorcycle is designed only for tubeless
type wheels.
The recommended standard tires, rims,
and air valves must be used for replacement. For correct
performance, do not install a tube in a tubeless tire.
Tire
Structure o f the tubeless tire is characterized by
an inner liner and chafers.
The inner liner i s a layer o f thicker rubber which
covers the inside wall o f the tire.
The inner liner is
made from special quality o f rubber which is hard to
admit the air.
Generally chafers reinforce tire beads
which are likely damaged by friction with the rim.
The chafers o f tubeless tires have a characteristic o f
airtightness as well.
Since airtightness o f tubeless tires is accomplished
by closely seating the chafers i n good condition on the
rim, be careful not t o damage the chafers when handling
tubeless tires.
Tube Tire
I . Air Valve
2. Rim
3. Chafers
4. Bead Wires
5. Plies
6. Tube
7. Side Wdli
8. Tread

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