Kawasaki KX500: history, specs, pictures
|Also called||KX 500|
single cylinder, two-stroke
|Top Speed||89 mph|
|Fuel System||carburetor. keihin flat-slide|
|Spark Plug||NGK BR8EG '98-04
NGK B9EG '83 , '84
NGK B8EG '85 , '87-97
|Transmission||Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: chain
|Final Drive||Chain: 520x114 ‘98-04|
|Front Sprocket||14T ‘98-04|
|Rear Sprocket||47T ‘98-04|
|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
|Recommended Oil||K-tech 10W-40|
|Fuel Capacity||4.0 Gallon (15.14 Liters)|
|Manuals||File:1997 Kawasaki KX125, 250, 500 owners manual.pdf
File:Kawasaki KX125 KX250 KX500 1988-2004 Service Manual.pdf
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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- 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.