Kawasaki FH500V Engine Specs
The Kawasaki FH500V is a 0.49 l (30.15 cu-in, 494 cc) V-twin 90° air-cooled 4-stroke internal combustion small gasoline engine with a vertical shaft made by Kawasaki Heavy Industries LTd. for general-purpose use.
The Kawasaki FH500V engine has a 68.0 mm (2.68 in) cylinder bore and 68.0 mm (2.68 in) piston stroke. The compression ratio rating is 8.5:1.
The Kawasaki FH500V engine delivered 17.3 PS (12.7 kW; 17.0 horsepower) at 3,600 rpm of maximum horsepower and 37 Nm (3.8 kg·m; 27.3 ft·lb) at 2,400 rpm of torque.
The Kawasaki FH500V engine has a vertical PTO shaft, a V-twin 90° design with cast iron cylinder liners, and valves mounted on top of the engine (OHV).
The engine has a pulse-type fuel pump and a float-type carburetor with a fixed main jet. The motor has a flywheel magneto transistor-type ignition system, a full-pressure lubrication system with a spin-on oil filter, and a dual-element air cleaner.
The engine has an automatic compression release system with a recoil or electric starter (12V solenoid shift starter or Bendix starter are available).
Kawasaki FH500V (494 cc, 17.0 HP) Vertical Shaft V-Twin Engine: Specs
|Type||4-stroke, OHV, V-twin 90°|
|Displacement||494 cm 3 (30.15 cu-in)|
|Max. horsepower||17.3 PS (12.7 KW; 17.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm|
|Max. torque (crank PTO)||37 Nm (3.8 kg·m; 27.3 ft·lb) at 2,400 rpm|
|Ignition system||Flywheel magneto transistor type|
|Lubricating system||Full pressure with spin-on oil filter|
|Starting system||Recoil or electric starter|
|Charging system||12 Volt – 13A with regulator|
|Fuel used||Unleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)|
|Fuel consumption||245 g/HPh|
|Cooling system||Pressurized forced circulation type|
Tightening torque specs
|Cylinder head||25 Nm; 2.2 kg·m; 18.5 ft·lb|
|Connecting rod||6 Nm; 0.6 kg·m; 4.4 ft·lb|
|Flywheel||56 Nm; 5.7 kg·m; 41.3 ft·lb|
|Crankcase cover||25 Nm; 2.2 kg·m; 18.5 ft·lb|
|Intake manifold||6 Nm; 0.6 kg·m; 4.4 ft·lb|
|Valve clearance lock nut||7 Nm; 0.7 kg·m; 5.1 ft·lb|
Dimensions and Weight
|Length, mm (in)||425 (16.7)|
|Width, mm (in)||359 (14.1)|
|Height, mm (in)||441 (17.4)|
|Dry weight, kg (lb)||32 (70.5)|
|Maximum speed||3500 ± 100 rpm|
|Idle speed||1500 ± 100 rpm|
|Cylinder compression||4.0 kg/cm2 (56 psi) at 500 rpm|
|Intake valve||0.10-0.15 mm (0.004-0.006 in)|
|Exhaust valve||0.10-0.15 mm (0.004-0.006 in)|
|Oil type||4-stroke or an equivalent (SF, SG, SH, or SJ )|
|Recommended oil||SAE 10W-40, 10W-30, 5W-20|
|Oil capacity (with filter changed)||1.8 litre (1.9 US.qt.)|
|Spark plug||CHAMPION: RCJ8Y; NGK: BPMR6A|
|Spark plug gap||0.75 mm (0.029 in)|
|Spark plug tightening torque||22 Nm; 2.2 kg·m; 16.2 ft·lb|
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