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:

Thermostat Inspection
Remove the thermostat (see Thermostat Removal). Inspect the thermostat valve [A] at room temperature. If the valve is open, replace the thermostat with a new one. To check valve opening temperature, suspend the thermostat [A] in a container of water and raise the temperature of ...

Rear Wheel Rotation Sensor Removal
NOTICE The wheel rotation sensor should be handled carefully, never struck sharply, as with a hammer, or allowed to fall on a hard surface since the wheel rotation sensor is precision made. Be careful not to get water or mud on the wheel rotation sensor. Do not try to disassemble or repair t ...

Air Suction Valve Inspection
Remove the air suction valve (see Air Suction Valve Removal). Visually inspect the reeds [A] for cracks, folds, warps, heat damage or other damage. If there is any doubt as to the condition of the reeds, replace the air suction valve as an assembly. Check the reed contact areas [B] of ...