Footpeg life was likewise very suspect, with drooping mounts and broken springs the order of the day. Just remove the 2 screws holding them to the fork tubes. In 1986, Kawasaki had been the first manufacturer to put a rear disc on their 125 machine. Always use the correct special service tools or equipment specified. On the bright side, I did have a sweet seat cover. That was it for Tom my dad. I give you the four-time champion of Manitoba Province and tuner to the stars — Steve Matthes.
All the parts of the plunger are separately available by a Kawasaki dealer. The new motor featured the most advanced power-valve system in the class and delivered a wide powerband and punchy delivery. Remove the 2 screws that hold the upper part of the anti-dive system to the lower part. On reassembly, the stops must be screwed at 2. Then with the fork down, measure the hight between oil level and top of fork. Good luck and have a wonderful day. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Nineteen eighty-four 125 National Champ Jeff Ward demonstrates. These groups contain general information, diagnosis, testing, adjustments, removal, installation, disassembly, and assembly procedures for the systems and components. On the suspension front, things were pretty interesting in 1989. Once again, make sure everything is spotless or you will be doing it again soon. It was the least sexy in a sexy field and the least fun in a class where fun was the name of the game. Providing that the service schedules are respected, the customers can be sure of obtaining the maximum satisfaction and best result from his car.
A new larger fork graced the front end and a steering angle change pulled things in a half a degree from 27 to 26. Out back the rear disc was powerful, but grabby and difficult to modulate. If you found this suggestion helpful, please don't forget to rate it. Frame breakages were common and it was important to always keep an eye out for telltale cracks than could lead to a very painful catastrophe. It dominated the competition and took Jeff Ward to the 1984 125 National Motocross Championship. This manual provides general descriptions for accomplishing service and repair work with tested, efective tehniques.
It was ugly, slow, had weak gas tank threads, bad reliability and did I mention that it was slow? To perform all repairs listed in this manual, a complete set of standard tools, as well as the special tools and fixtures shown and listed are necessary. On a burly 500, this would have been awesome, but on a rev-happy 125, this meant slow. On the track, however, things did not look as rosy. My results turned out to be better on it as well. Don't know about an air valve at the bottom of fork tubes. In 1989, this was the best rear suspension in the 125 class. Caution, hold them firmly down while unscreing, to avoid the stops jump away at the end of the thread! Excellent suspension, crisp handling and an easy-to-ride powerband made it a great entry level mount.
The new mill pulled over a broader range, but lacked any kind of hit or burst. In 1988, the new frame brought with it a more stable and planted feel and slightly better cornering performance. . They were more rigid than the old 43mm conventionals found on the Honda, but less harsh than the Inverted sliders found on the Yamaha. Must be filled without the springs. Then in 1982, they would lead innovation by being the first manufacturer to offer a front disc on their motocross machines.
If you continue to loose fluid, you will need to rebuild the forks. Good luck and have a wonderful day. The specification, maintenance and other information for the components are included, and diagnostic information has also been added where necessary. Appropiate service methods and correct repair procedures are esential for the safe, reliabe operation of all motor vehicles as well as the personal safety of the individual carrying out the work. Smooth was the name of the game, with a plush feel and no sudden spikes or jolts. In front, it had a telescopic fork suspension with a stroke of 10.
Good luck and have a wonderful day. Push then the fork several times up and down to pump the new oil in all the valves. When replacing fasteners, always use the same type part number fastener as removed. I came up short on a double and cracked the gas cap threads off with my nuts. Good luck and have a wonderful day. Good luck and have a wonderful day. The bike was designed for kids and featured a smaller frame and a less-powerful engine than Kawasaki's adult motorcycles.
The fork oil will drip out. Under no circumstances use makeshift tools or equipment since the use of substitutes may adversely affect safe operation. You can add fluid using a squeeze bottle or a large syringe, just make sure everything is spotlessly clean. It was just that slow. While no one could accuse them of being too conservative, this innovation did not translate into shootout victories.
While this may have been a marketing gamble, on the track, this move turned out to be the right call. Even though all four Japanese manufactures used Nissin as the supplier of their brakes, each brand offered unique performance. About the only thing that was good was the suspension but then again, slow bikes always have good suspension right? Your new account has been successfully created! The bike could carry 1. For your daily dose of old-school moto goodness, make sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram — TonyBlazier. Plastic quality was poor, with gas caps and fenders a particular point of concern.