Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Front Fork Assembly

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Suspension / Front Fork / Front Fork Assembly

Slide Bushing

Guide Bushing

Oil Seal

Dust Seal [B] Retaining Ring [C]

Front Fork Assembly


Install the slide bushing [D] so that the slit of it is positioned perpendicular to the traveling direction.

Apply grease to the slide and guide bushings and oil seal.

Front Fork Assembly


Front Fork Assembly


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]. Se ...

Inner Tube Inspection
Visually inspect the inner tube [A]. If there is any damage, replace the inner tube. Since damage to the inner tube damages the oil seal, replace the oil seal whenever the inner tube is replac ...

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Steering Damper Installation
Install the following parts as shown in the figure. Collar [A] Washer (t = 3.5 mm, 0.14 in.) [B] Steering Damper [C] ( ZX1000JC/KC) Electronic Steering Damper [D] (ZX1000JD/KD) Washer (t = 1.2 mm, 0.05 in.) [E] Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of the steering ...

Interlock Operation Inspection
Raise the rear wheel off the ground with the stand [A]. 1st Check Start the engine to the following conditions Condition: Transmission Gear → 1st Position Clutch Lever → Release Sidestand → Down or Up Turn the ignition switch to ON and push the starter butto ...

Ignition Switch Replacement
Remove: Air Cleaner Housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) Disconnect the lead connectors [A]. Remove: Steering Stem Head (see Stem, Stem Bearing Removal in the Steering chapter) Using a small chisel or punch [A], turn out the Torx bolts. ...