Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Compression Damping Force Adjustment

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Suspension / Rear Shock Absorber / Compression Damping Force Adjustment

There are two adjustments you can make to the compression damping force.

High Speed Compression Damping Adjuster [A] Low Speed Compression Damping Adjuster [B]

Compression Damping Force Adjustment


The standard adjuster setting is the 1 3/4 turns out from the fully clockwise position.

High Speed Compression Damping Force Adjustment


Compression Damping Force Adjustment


NOTE

When turning the high speed compression damping force adjuster (outside), turn the low speed compression damping force adjuster (inside) too. But, the low speed compression damping force (setting position) dose not change.

The standard adjuster setting is the 1 3/4 turns out from the fully clockwise position.

Low Speed Compression Damping Force Adjustment


Compression Damping Force Adjustment


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