Filed Under (Honda) by admin on 29-01-2011
position when it comes to the environment. We continue to develop low-emission technologies for our current and future motorcycles, ATVs, scooters and personal watercraft. We already produce models that exceed the stringent 2008 CARB emissions requirements years ahead of schedule. And that’s the kind of performance everybody can appreciate. BE A RESPONSIBLE RIDER. Riding a motorcycle is an exercise in responsibility—to yourself, to others, to the environment and to the sport. So remember, wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing whenever you ride. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and never use the street as a racetrack. Inspect your motorcycle before riding, read your owner’s manual, and see your local Honda Dealer concerning reimbursement through the Honda Rider’s Club of America™for Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) rider training.* Always obey local laws, use common sense, and respect the rights of others when you ride. Make sure you have a proper license when riding on public roads, and never modify your motorcycle’s exhaust system. 03 SPECIFICATIONS ACCESSORIES VALKYRIE Log on to our website at honda.com for more information about Honda Genuine Accessories . On a bike like the Valkyrie, you can never have too much chrome. And that’s precisely why we offer our Chrome Sidecovers and Chrome Swingarm-Pivot cover to help really brighten up these areas. Here’s one of our most popular Valkyrie accessory options. These Leather Saddlebags look great, hold plenty, and match some of the other leather accessories we have available. Got a long trip planned, or is winter right around the corner? Then make sure you take a look at-or should we say take a look through-a Honda Genuine Accessories Windshield for your new Valkyrie. GL1500CD 1520cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder with belt-driven overhead camshafts Six 28mm constant-velocity carburetors 71.0 x 64.0mm Solid-state digital Five-speed constant-mesh Shaft 150/80R-17 radial 180/70R-16 radial Dual-disc with twin-piston calipers 28.9 inches 66.5 inches 5.3 gallons, including 1.1 gallon reserve 681 pounds Black Windshield, leather saddlebags, chrome exhaust tips, chrome rear carrier, CB transceiver kit, passenger CB talk switch, studded backrest pad, studded main seat, studded rear seat, deluxe backrest pad
Filed Under (Honda) by admin on 24-12-2011
MULTI-RATE SPRINGS AND THE ARS SYSTEM Depending on the application dual–rate springs are fitted on the shocks. Dual-rate springs are just that– a spring set with two separate rates. This is done with a short spring stacked on a longer spring. As both springs collapse they produce a soft, or initial, rate. The spring set will maintain this initial rate until the short spring stops compressing. At that point, the spring rate “crosses over” to the stiffer, or final, rate. This multi-rate system allows a soft initial rate for comfort on small bumps, but has the capability of soaking up the big pot-holes and other off road hazards. ARS stands for Adjustable Rate Suspension. ARS is available on some dual-rate spring 4-wheel ATV shocks. ARS differs from spring preload. The ARS system allows the rider to increase or decrease the load-carrying capacity of the shocks by turning a lever. Depending on the application and spring set, the rider can increase the load capacity of the shocks up to 50 percent. The average preloader that makes a half-inch increase in preload will HONDA 450E/S MOUNTING & ARS ADJUSTMENT INSTRUCTIONS Continued on next page. #TRX450 – 5/28/99 #TRX450 – 5/28/99 Fig. 1. Front shock installation. Note that the shock body is at the top with the shaft pointing down. ARS shown is in the unloaded position. Fig. 2. Rear shock mounting with ARS. Position the lever so that it will not come in contact with any vehicle parts around it. The cup can be rotated to reposition the lever if necessary.
increase the capacity of the shocks to only about 5 to 10 percent. ARS allows the shocks to be correct for solo riding, but still handle the increased weight of an added load. ARS can also be employed to stiffen the rates for aggressive riding. The ARS system consists of an indexing lever and a stepped cup that contains the short spring of the dual- rate. The position of the lever in relation to the steps in the cup determines how long the spring set remains on the soft, or initial, spring rate. On most ARS applications, four positions can be selected from full stiff to full soft. Indexing is done in a matter of seconds by rotating the lever or the cup by hand. Indexing the cup to the lever is usually preferable to avoid interference. Adjustment of the ARS system should only be made while the vehicle is unloaded to reduce the load on the springs. NOTE: It is important to make sure that a step in the cup is positioned directly over the tang on the lever. This will prevent damage to the cup and/or lever that can be caused by making partial contact between the tang and a step. In addition, make sure that the lever will not contact any vehicle parts around it, as the suspension moves up. TUNING TIPS—The “softest” setting on the ARS does not mean that the ride will be the most comfortable at that setting. It means that this is the softest spring setting which would be employed on smooth trails or without a load. Excessive suspension bottoming caused by rough conditions or by the addition of a large load will cause a harsh ride when the shock is adjusted to this setting. To eliminate this bottoming, adjust the ARS to the stiffer positions for a more comfortable ride. Hence, sometimes “stiffer is softer.” NITROGEN PRESSURES IN EMULSION SHOCKS
Filed Under (KTM) by admin on 12-11-2010
1 Place motorcycle on a stand so that the rear wheel is off the ground. 2 Remove the upper shock bolt. (Figure 1) 3 Remove the lower shock bolt. (Figure 2) 4 Remove the shock from the motorcycle by sliding it down and out the right rear side of the bike. (Figure 3) 5 Place the shock upside down in a vice with soft jaws. Loosen the retaining ring lock screw with a 4mm Allen wrench. (Figure 4) 6 Using EE KTM shock wrench #22-300 (Figure 5), loosen the retaining collar enough to provide ¾ clearance between the bottom of the spring and the spring retaining collar. (Figure 6) 7 Push the spring retaining collar down to access the retaining clip. (Figure 7) 8 Remove the retaining clip. 9 Remove the spring retaining collar by sliding it up and off of the shock clevis. (Figure 8) 10 Slide the shock spring up and off of the shock. 11 Slide the new spring onto the shock. It should be sitting on the adjusting collar. 12 Re-install the spring retaining collar by sliding it over the clevis far enough to allow the retaining clip to be installed. 13 Install the retaining clip. Make sure that it is fully seated in the groove. 14 Slide the spring retaining collar up until it bottoms out on the retaining clip. 15 Tighten the spring adjusting collar until the bottom of the spring contacts the spring retaining collar. Turn the spring adjusting collar a couple more turns to put a small amount of pre-load on the spring. 16 Remove the shock from the vice and re-install it on the bike by reversing removal steps. Make sure to torque the upper and lower shock bolts to the manufacturer’s torque spec. 17 Set static and race sag as specified in your owner’s manual. Remember to torque the adjusting collar lock screw to manufacturer’s specification
Filed Under (Honda) by admin on 14-01-2012
Place jack under center on the ATV front end and lift until front wheels clear the ground. Be careful to support ATV properly so that it is secure, but so that the A-arms and shocks can droop to full extension. 2. Remove front wheels and shocks. 3. Using a shock spring compressor, compress the spring on the shock and remove the spring retaining ring.
CAUTION: The spring is installed under tension. Failure to use a shock spring compressor could cause loss of control of the spring, which could unload rapidly causing bodily injury. If you do not have a shock spring compressor you should acquire one or take it to a dealer or professional mechanic for installation of the stiffeners. 4. Remove the spring. 5. Insert the smaller front spring stiffener onto the shock with the lip of the spring stop, on the shock, mating into the recessed portion of the spring stiffener. 6. Slide the spring back onto the shock and it should rest on the lip of the spring stiffener.
7. Reattach the spring retaining ring. 8. Repeat steps for the opposite side. Once springs are complete reattach the top of the shock to the top shock mount on the ATV and the spring stiffener will be closest to the A-arm. 9. Take two of the “L” brackets and connect them to the bottom of the shock, the part that connects to the A-arms. 10. There is a top and bottom to the “L” bracket. See the diagram
Filed Under (KTM) by admin on 26-01-2012
Remove the lower d bolt making sure you keep track of the order of the small parts for re-assembly. 2) Remove the lower in-frame bolt. 3) Install the supplied lower kickstand mounting bracket onto the frame at the lower chain roller boss. The counter bore should slide over and onto the frame boss. The chain roller should go back into place just how it came e supplied lower kickstand mounting bracket between it and the frame. Do not is bracket needs to pivot to align with the lower hole in the main . 4) Install the kickstand onto the bike using one of the provided M8x30mm flat head sub-frame to main-frame bolt location. Do not tighten yet. 5) Line up and install the other provided ad bolt thru the lower kickstand mounting hole into the supplied lower kickstand mounting bracket. 6) Now tighten all three bolts, two mounting bolts (front) and one lower kickstand mounting bracket 7) Periodically check the kickstand and all mounting bolts for tightness. Maintenance: Clean and lubricate the kickstand pivot area after each ride! We recommend using a heavy-duty chain lube. If necessary, you can remove the back cover plate for additional cleaning. Never remove the kickstand leg pivot bolt!