Kawasaki FX850V

Kawasaki FX850VThe Kawasaki FX850V is a 0.85 l (852 cc, 51.99 cu-in) V-twin 90° air-cooled 4-stroke internal combustion small gasoline engine with vertical shaft, manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries LTd., for general-purpose applications, commercial mowers, heavy-duty industrial and construction equipment.

The Kawasaki FX850V has V-twin design with vertical PTO shaft. The motor uses overhead V-valves; spherical combustion chamber; cast iron cylinder liners; metal engine cover with integrated clean out ports; rotating metal grass chopper screen. The engine is equipped with electronic spark ignition and twin barrel, internally vented carburetor with fuel shut-off solenoid. The FX850V motor uses a high-performance lubrication system with high-efficiency oil cooler and double or multi-stage canister air filter.

The engine has an automatic compression release (ACR) system with recoil or heavy-duty shift type starter. 13A or 20A charge coils, various speed control systems, oil pressure switches, and various oil drains are available as an option.

An 84.5 mm (3.33 in) cylinder bore and 76.0 mm (2.99 in) piston stroke give the motor a total of 852 cc (51.99 cu-in) of displacement. Compression ratio rating is 8.2:1. The Kawasaki FX850V engine produced 27.1 PS (19.9 kW; 26.6 HP) at 3,600 rpm or 27.3 PS (20.1 kW; 27.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of maximum horsepower and 63.0 Nm (6.4 kg·m; 46.5 ft·lb) at 2,400 rpm or 60.5 Nm (6.2 kg·m; 44.6 ft·lb) at 2,400 rpm of torque.


General information

Engine Specifications
Type4-stroke, OHV, V-twin 90°
Displacement852 cm 3 (51.99 cu-in)
Max. horsepower 27.1 PS (19.9 KW; 26.6 HP) at 3,600 rpm
27.3 PS (20.1 KW; 27.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Max. torque (crank PTO) 63.0 Nm (6.4 kg·m; 46.5 ft·lb) at 2,400 rpm
60.5 Nm (6.2 kg·m; 44.6 ft·lb) at 2,400 rpm
CarburetorTwin barrel, internally vented carburetor
Cooling systemAir-cooling
Ignition systemElectronic spark ignition
Lubricating systemHigh performance lubrication system
Starting systemHeavy duty shift type starter
Charging system13A or 20A charge coil (option)
Fuel usedUnleaded gasoline (octane number 91 or higher)
Fuel consumption
Cooling systemPressurized forced circulation type


Dimensions and Weight

Kawasaki FX850V
Length, mm (in)488 (19.2)
Width, mm (in)472 (18.6)
Height, mm (in)626 (24.6)
Dry weight, kg (lb)56.4 (124.3)

Tightening torque specs

Tightening torque specs
Cylinder head46 Nm; 4.6 kg·m; 33.9 ft·lb
Connecting rod20.6 Nm; 2.1 kg·m; 15.2 ft·lb
Flywheel56 Nm; 5.7 kg·m; 41.3 ft·lb
Crankcase cover46 Nm; 4.6 kg·m; 33.9 ft·lb
Intake manifold6 Nm; 0.6 kg·m; 4.4 ft·lb
Oil drain plug7 Nm; 0.7 kg·m; 5.2 ft·lb
Valve clearance lock nut11 Nm; 1.1 kg·m; 8.1 ft·lb


Maintenance data

Maximum speed3500 ± 100 rpm
Idle speed1500 ± 100 rpm
Cylinder compression4.5 kg/cm2 (64 psi) at 500 rpm
Valve clearance
Intake valve0.10-0.15 mm (0.004-0.006 in)
Exhaust valve0.10-0.15 mm (0.004-0.006 in)
Oil system
Oil type4-stroke or an equivalent (SJ or higher class)
Recommended oilSAE 10W-40, 10W-30
Oil capacity (with filter changed) With oil filter: 2.3 litre
Without oil filter: 2.1 litre
Ignition system
Spark plugNGK: BPR4ES
Spark plug gap0.7-0.8 mm (0.027-0.031 in)
Ignition coil air gap0.2-0.4 mm (0.008-0.011 in)
Spark plug tightening torque22 Nm; 2.2 kg·m; 16.2 ft·lb


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