Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Compression Damping Force Adjustment

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Rear Shock Absorber / Compression Damping Force Adjustment

The compression damping force adjusters for high and low speeds are located on the gas reservoir at the left side of the rear shock absorber.

Compression Damping Force Adjustment


A. High Speed Adjuster

B. Low Speed Adjuster

NOTE

Turning the high speed adjuster has the low speed adjuster turning. Although the low speed adjuster turns with the high speed adjuster when turning the high speed adjuster, the low speed adjuster setting position dose not change.

Low Speed Compression Damping Adjustment

Rebound Damping Force Adjustment
The rebound damping force adjuster is located at the upper end of the rear shock absorber. A. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster B. To increase damping force C. To decrease damping force Usin ...

High Speed Compression Damping Adjustment
Turn the high speed compression damping force adjuster clockwise to increase damping force or counterclockwise to decrease it. NOTICE Do not turn the compression damping force adjuster b ...

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Rear Wheel Removal
Raise the rear wheel off the ground with the stand [A]. Remove: Cotter Pin [A] Rear Axle Nut [B] Washer [C] Rear Axle [D] (from Right Side) Remove the rear wheel rotation sensor from the caliper bracket (see Rear Wheel Rotation Sensor Removal in the Brakes chapter). ...

Additional Considerations for High Speed Operation
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Valve Guide Removal
Remove: Valve (see Valve Removal) Oil Seal Spring Seat Heat the area around the valve guide to 120 150°C (248 302°F), and hammer lightly on the valve guide arbor [A] to remove the guide from the top of the head. NOTICE Do not heat the cylinder head with a torch. This ...