Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Front Fork Installation (Each Fork Leg)

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Front Fork Installation (Each Fork Leg)


NOTE

Tighten the two lower front fork clamp bolts alternately two times to ensure even tightening torque.

NOTE

Front Fork Installation (Each Fork Leg)


Formula: a × b ÷ (b + c) = d

[a] Specified torque

[b] Length from center of square hole to grip point

[c] Offset = 44 mm

[d] Tightening torque

Front Fork Installation (Each Fork Leg)


For an example: 35 N·m × 310 ÷ (310 + 44) = 31 N·m

Tighten: Torque - Front Fork Clamp Bolts (Upper): 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m, 15 ft·lb) Handlebar Clamp Bolts: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb)

Front Fork Removal (Each Fork Leg)
Loosen the front fork top plug [A] beforehand if the fork leg is to be disassembled. Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench (45 mm) [B]: 57001-1741 NOTE Loosen the top plug after loosening the handleb ...

Front Fork Oil Change
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External Shift Mechanism Inspection
Examine the shift shaft [A] for any damage. If the shaft is bent, straighten or replace it. If the serration [B] are damaged, replace the shaft. If the spring [C] is damaged in any way, replace it. If the shift mechanism arm [D] is damaged in any way, replace the shaft. Check the s ...

Fuse Box Fuse Removal
Remove the left upper inner fairing (see Upper Inner Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Unlock the hook [A] to take off the fuse box 1 [B]. Unlock the hook [C] to lift up the lid. Pull the fuses [A] straight out of the fuse box 1 with needle nose pliers. Fuse Box 2 ...

Hoses and Pipes
Hose Installation Install the hoses and pipes, being careful to follow bending direction. Avoid sharp bending, kinking, flattening or twisting. Run the hoses (see Cable, Wire, and Hose Routing section in the Appendix chapter). Install the clamp [A] as near as possible to the hose end ...