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, ...

Other materials:

Lower Crankcase Assembly
Install the ball bearing [A] and the oil level inspection window [B] until they are bottomed Apply soap and water solution to the oil level inspection window before installation. Install the new circlip [C]. Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the oil passage plug [D]. Tighten: ...

Air Cleaner Housing Assembly
Install the ducts to the air cleaner housing. Fit the projections [A] of the duct into the slits [B] on the air cleaner housing. Tighten the screws [A]. Torque - Air Cleaner Housing Duct Screws: 1.1 N·m (0.11 kgf·m, 10 in·lb) Install: Air Cleaner Gasket [A] Duct [B] ...

Stem, Stem Bearing Installation
Replace the bearing outer races with new ones. Drive them into the head pipe at the same time. Special Tools - Head Pipe Outer Race Press Shaft [A]: 57001-1075 Head Pipe Outer Race Driver, 55 [B]: 57001 -1446 or Bearing Driver Set: 57001-1129 Apply grease to the outer races. ...