Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Compression Damping Force Adjuster and Rebound Damping Force Adjuster Adjustment

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Front Fork / Compression Damping Force Adjuster and Rebound Damping Force Adjuster Adjustment

The compression damping force adjuster and the rebound damping force adjuster are located on top of each front fork leg.

NOTICE

Do not force to turn the rebound and compression damping force adjuster from the fully seated position, or the adjusting mechanism may be damaged.

Compression Damping Force Adjuster and Rebound Damping Force Adjuster Adjustment


A. Compression Damping Force Adjuster (COM)

B. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster (TEN)

C. Screwdriver

Compression Damping Force Setting and Rebound Damping Force Setting

Compression Damping Force Setting and Rebound Damping Force Setting


*: This position is the fully seated position (turned fully clockwise).

**: Out from the fully seated position (turned fully clockwise). This adjustment range may not exactly match the number shown in the table due to small tolerance of production.

The standard front fork setting positions are as follows:

Standard Setting Position (Front Fork)


*: In from the fully seated position (turned fully counterclockwise) **: Out from the fully seated position (turned fully clockwise)

Spring Preload Adjustment
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Front Wheel Installation
NOTE The direction of the wheel rotation [A] is shown by an arrow [B] on the wheel spoke. Check the wheel rotation mark on the front wheel and install it. Apply high-temperature grease to the grease seal lips. Fit the collars [A] on the both sides of the hub. The collars are i ...

Special Tools
Inside Circlip Pliers: 57001-143 Oil Seal & Bearing Remover: 57001-1058 Bearing Driver Set: 57001-1129 Jack: 57001-1238 Bearing Remover Head, 15 × 17: 57001-1267 Fork Oil Level Gauge: 57001-1290 Bearing Remover Shaft, 13: 57001-1377 Fork Oil Seal Driver, 43: 57001-15 ...

Starter Clutch Inspection
Remove: Torque Limiter Cover (see Torque limiter Removal) Turn the torque limiter [A] by hand. The torque limiter should turn forward freely [B], but should not turn backward. If the starter clutch does not operate as it should or if it makes noise, go to the next step. Disassem ...