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

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Suspension / Front Fork / 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

Front Fork Removal (Each Fork Leg)


NOTE

Loosen the top plug after loosening the handlebar clamp bolt [C] and upper front fork clamp bolt [D].

Front Fork Removal (Each Fork Leg)


Spring Preload Adjustment
To adjust the spring preload, turn the spring preload adjuster [A]. The standard adjuster setting is the 6 turns in from the fully counterclockwise position. WARNINGIf both adjusters ...

Front Fork Installation (Each Fork Leg)
Install the fork so that the top plug end [A] as shown in the figure. 11 mm (0.43 in.) [B] Steering Stem Head [C] Tighten: Torque - Front Fork Clamp Bolts (Lower): 23 N·m (2.3 kgf·m, ...

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Replace the bearing with a new one. Press in the bearing [A] until it is bottomed. Special Tool - Bearing Driver Set [B]: 57001-1129 Pack the bearing with high-temperature grease. Replace the circlip with a new one. Special Tool - Inside Circlip Pliers: 57001-143 Replace the grease se ...