Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Front Fork

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Front Fork

The front fork operation and oil leakage should be checked in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart.

For various riding or load conditions the front fork can be adjusted for:

WARNING

Improper fork leg adjustment can cause poor handling and loss of stability, which could lead to an accident. Always adjust the fork legs on the left and right side to the same setting.

Electronic Steering Damper
This motorcycle is equipped with a electronic steering damper unit. The steering operation should be checked and the electronic steering damper unit should be inspected for oil leakage each day ...

Front Fork Inspection
Holding the brake lever, pump the front fork up and down several times to inspect smooth stroke. Visually inspect the front fork for oil leakage, scoring or scratches on the outer surface ...

Other materials:

Front Wheel Removal
Remove: Front Caliper Mounting Bolts [A] (Both Sides) Front Caliper [B] (Both Sides) Loosen: Front Axle Clamp Bolts [A] (Right Side) Front Axle [B] Remove the lower fairings (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Raise the front wheel off the ground. ...

Coupling Bearing Inspection
Since the coupling bearing is made to extremely close tolerances, the clearance can not normally be measured. NOTE It is not necessary to remove the coupling bearing for inspection. If the bearing is removed, it will need to be replaced with a new one. Turn the bearing in the coupling b ...

ABS and KIBS Indicator Lights (LED) Inspection
In this model, the ABS indicator light (LED) [A] and KIBS indicator light (LED) [B] go on or blink by the data sent from the KIBS hydraulic unit. Refer to the Meter Unit Inspection in the Electrical System chapter. ABS and KIBS Indicator Lights (LED) Function *: The mode of “Low ...