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:

Stopping the engine
Close the throttle completely. Shift the transmission into neutral Turn the ignition key to “OFF”. Support the motorcycle on a firm, level surface with the side stand. Lock the steering. NOTE The motorcycle is equipped with a vehicle-down sensor, which causes the engine to sto ...

Meter instruments
Upper Button Lower Button Tachometer (with Shift-Up Indicator) Red Zone Ambient Brightness Sensor Turn Signal Indicator Light Warning Indicator Light (Red) Neutral Indicator Light Multifunction Meter High Beam Indicator Light Warning Indicator Light (Yellow) Fuel ...

Swingarm Bearing Installation
Replace the needle bearings, ball bearing, grease seals and circlip with new ones. Install the needle bearings, ball bearing, grease seals and circlip as shown in the figure. Insert the needle bearing driver [A] into the needle bearing [B] and press the needle bearing into the housing u ...