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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Meter Operation Inspection
Check 1-1: Switching Inspection Turn the ignition switch to ON and check the following. The all LCD segments [A] appear for 3 seconds. The warning indicator light (Red LED) [B] goes on for 3 seconds and then goes off in a moment after that goes off. The warning indicator light (Yellow LED ...

Engine Sprocket Installation
Replace the sprocket washer and axle cotter pin. Install the engine sprocket onto the output shaft. Apply molybdenum disulfide oil solution to the threads and seating surface of the engine sprocket nut. Tighten: Torque - Engine Sprocket Nut: 145 N·m (14.8 kgf·m, 107 ft·lb) NOTE ...

Compression Damping Force Adjustment
The compression damping force adjusters for high and low speeds are located on the gas reservoir at the left side of the rear shock absorber. A. High Speed Adjuster B. Low Speed Adjuster NOTE Turning the high speed adjuster has the low speed adjuster turning. Although the low speed adju ...