Kawasaki KX500: history, specs, pictures
|Also called||KX 500|
|Engine||single cylinder, two-stroke|
|Fuel system||carburetor. keihin flat-slide|
|Sparkplug||NGK BR8EG '98-04|
NGK B9EG '83 , '84
NGK B8EG '85 , '87-97
|Transmission||Gear box: 5-speed |
Final Drive: chain
|Suspension||Front: showa forks |
|Brakes||Front: single disc. hydraulic single piston |
Rear: single disc. hydraulic single piston
|Front Tire||3.00-21 '83 , '84 , '85|
80/100-21 '87-88 , '89 , '90-97 , '98-04
|Rear Tire||110/90-19 '89|
120/90-19 '90-97 , '98-04
6705 '83 , '84
|Fuel capacity||4.0 Gallon (15.14 Liters)|
|Competition||Honda CR500 |
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The engine was a liquid cooled single cylinder, two-stroke. Fuel was supplied via a membrane & variable discharge openings.
The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet plate.
It came with a 21" front tire and a 130/90-19 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. hydraulic single piston in the front and a single disc. hydraulic single piston in the rear. The front suspension was showa forks while the rear was equipped with a monoshock. The KX500 was fitted with a 4.0 Gallon (15.14 Liters) fuel tank.
1986 was the last year with the link (dogbone).
In 1989 the Kawasaki KX500 received many updates.
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