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:

Crankshaft Sensor Peak Voltage Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Using the peak voltage adapter [A] is more reliable way to determine the condition of the crankshaft sensor than crankshaft sensor internal resistance measurements. Disconnect the crankshaft sensor lead connector (see Crankshaft Sensor ...

Cam Wear Inspection
Remove the camshafts (see Camshaft Removal). Measure the height [A] of each cam with a micrometer. If the cams are worn down past the service limit, replace the camshaft. Cam Height Standard: Exhaust 35.043 35.157 mm (1.3796 1.3841 in.) Intake 38.243 38.357 mm (1.5056 1.5101 in. ...

Front Fork Disassembly
Remove the front fork (see Front Fork Removal (Each Fork Leg)) Drain the fork oil (see Front Fork Oil Change). Take the dust seal [A] off the outer tube. Remove the retaining ring [B]. Separate the outer tube from the inner tube. Remove the following parts from the inner tube. ...