Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Front Fork Inspection

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Front Fork Inspection


A. Inner Tube

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: Spring ...

Spring Preload Adjustment
The spring preload adjuster is located at the lower end of each front fork leg and can be adjusted. To increase spring preload and stiffen the suspension, turn the preload adjuster clockwise ...

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Crankcase Assembly
NOTICE The upper and lower crankcase halves are machined at the factory in the assembled state, so the crankcase halves must be replaced as a set. With a high flash-point solvent, clean off the mating surfaces of the crankcase halves and wipe dry WARNINGGasoline and low flash-poin ...

Coolant Level Inspection
Situate the motorcycle so that it is perpendicular to the ground. Check the coolant level through the coolant level gauge on the reserve tank located to the left of the engine. The coolant level should be between the “F” (Full) and “L” (Low) level lines. A. Reserve Ta ...

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 replaced. NOTICE If the inner tube is badly bent or creased, replace it. Excessive bending, followed by ...