294 SUPPLEMENT FOR 1980 M O D E L
Camshaft, shaft hole wear
Excessive shaft to hole clearance will increase cam-
shaft play and reduce braking efficiency.
Measure the shaft diameter with a micrometer, and
i s worn down to less than the service
Measure the inside diameter of the camshaft hole,
and replace the brake panel i f the hole i s worn past
the service limit.
Brake Camshaft, Camshaft Hole Diameter
DISC BRAKE (on KZ550-C)
Refer to Pgs. 200- 201, noting the following:
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B. Camhsaft Hole
Every time that the brake i s disassembled, and in
accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart (Pg.
262), wipe out the old grease, and re-grease the brake
Apply grease to the brake shoe anchor
pin, spring ends, and cam surface o f the camshaft, and
fill the camshaft groove with grease. Do not get any
grease on the brake shoe linings, and wipe o f f any
excess grease so that i t will not get on the linings or
drum after brake assembly.
Front Master Cylinder Parts for Single Disc
Cylinder Inside Diameter
Piston Outside Diameter
Primary Cup Diameter
Secondary Cup Diameter
F R O N T FORK (on KZ550-C)
Refer to Pgs. 207
210, noting the following:
Pneumatic Front Fork
The front fork legs o f KZ550-C contain compressed
air to obtain adjustable suspension. This type of the
especially effective when the fork i s com-
pressed. I t also has the advantage that any air pressure
can be choosen (within the usable range) to suit various
It accomplishes shock absorption through air com-
pression in the inner tube, spring action, and the resist-
ance to the flow o f the oil forced into the cylinder by
W A R N I N G
D O not remove the springs and rely on
compressed air only.
must be used in this suspension system. Use without
springs can lead t o a condition causing accident and
Spring Free Length
Oil Seal, Dust Seal
Refer to Pg. 209.
Refer to Pgs. 209- 21 0, noting the following: