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)

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Antenna Resistance Inspection
Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove the air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Disconnect the antenna lead connector [A]. Measure the antenna resistance. Antenna Resistance Connections: BK lead ←→ BK/W lead Standard: Ab ...

Front Fork Installation (Each Fork Leg)
Install the fork so that the top plug end [A] as shown in the figure. 11 mm (0.43 in.) [B] Steering Stem Head [C] Tighten: Torque - Front Fork Clamp Bolts (Lower): 23 N·m (2.3 kgf·m, 17 ft·lb) NOTE Tighten the two lower front fork clamp bolts alternately two times to ensur ...

Premuffler Chamber Installation
Replace the premuffler chamber gasket [A] with a new one. Install the premuffler chamber gasket to the premuffler chamber [B] until it is bottomed so that the chamfer side faces exhaust pipe [C]. Install the exhaust pipe clamp [D] as shown in the figure. Insert the projection [E] into ...