Kawasaki F5

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Kawasaki F5
Also called 350, Big Horn
Production 70-71
Class Road
Top Speed 55 mph
Spark Plug NGK B10H '70-71
Battery YUASA 6N2-2A-3 '70-71
Final Drive Chain: 525x92
Front Sprocket 14T
Rear Sprocket 41T
Front Tire 3.00-21 '70-71
Rear Tire 4.00-18 '70-71
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Manuals Service Manual

The Kawasaki F5 is a motorcycle produced by Kawasaki from 1970 to 1971.

1970 Kawasaki F5

The Kawasaki F5 Bighorn was a 350cc, 2-stroke, dual-purpose motorcycle manufactured by Kawasaki in from 1970 through 1971 and known as the big brother to the Kawasaki F4 Sidewinder, the Bighorn used a newly designed 350cc engine with a 5-speed gearbox and produced 33 hp @ 6,500. The F5 had an enclosed carburetor to keep out water and dirt, and sufficient ground clearance. The F5 was also one of the few Kawasakis to utilize the unique Hatta forks.

The Kawasaki F5 currently can participate in AHRMA sponsored events in the Sportsman 600 which are 1974 and earlier machines manufactured as 251-600cc, including like-design models.[1]

The F5 Bighorn was succeeded by the Kawasaki F9, a redesigned 350cc Enduro style.

Also see: Kawasaki F-series

Major competitors[edit]

1970 F5 (Bighorn) specifications[edit]

  • 350cc
  • 2-Stroke, 1 Cylinder
  • Rotary Disc Valve
  • 5-Speed Return Shift
  • Maximum Horsepower:
  • 33 HP @ 6,500 rpm
  • Spark Plug: NGK B10H
  • Tire Size
  • Front: 3.00-21 4PR
  • Rear: 4.0-18 4PR
  • Color
    • Fuel Tank: Rawhide
  • Front Fender: Rawhide
  • Engine No.: F5E-00001-
  • Frame No.: F5F-00001-
  • Parts Catalog No.: 99997-512
  • Shop Manual No.: 99995-201(SM-1)
  • Remarks: Hatta front fork and muffler cover provide positive identification. Has CDI ignition system, diaphragm fuel tap, aluminum alloy rims and sprocket.

1971 F5A[edit]

Changes in model[edit]

  • Color
    • Fuel Tank: Lime Green
    • Front Fender: Lime Green
  • Engine No.: F5E-00000
  • Frame No. : F5F-00000
  • Parts Catalog No. : 99997-512
  • ShopManualNo.: 99995-201(SM-1)
  • Major Changes: Color and marking.