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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Exploded View
EO: Apply engine oil. G: Apply grease. L: Apply a non-permanent locking agent. Lh: Left-hand Threads MO: Apply molybdenum disulfide oil solution. (mixture of the engine oil and molybdenum disulfide grease in a weight ratio 10:1) R: Replacement Parts S: Follow the specified t ...

Front Wheel Rotation Sensor Signal Abnormal (Service Code b 42)
Measure the air gap between the front wheel rotation sensor and sensor rotor. Thickness Gauge [A] Air Gap Standard: 0.4 1.6 mm (0.02 0.06 in.) If the measurement is not the standard, check each part for deformation and looseness and correct accordingly. If the measurement is t ...

Bolts, Nuts and Fasteners Tightness Inspection
Check the tightness of the bolts and nuts listed here. Also, check to see that each cotter pin is in place and in good condition. NOTE For the engine fasteners, check the tightness of them when the engine is cold (at room temperature). If there are loose fasteners, retighten them to ...