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

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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)


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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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] ...

Brake Pedal Position Adjustment
NOTE Usually it is not necessary to adjust the pedal position, but always adjust it when push rod locknut has been loosened. Loosen the locknut [A] and turn the push rod with the hex head [B] to achieve the correct pedal position. If the length [C] shown is 69 ±1 mm (2.7 ±0.04 in.), th ...

Rebound Damping Force Adjustment
To adjust the rebound damping force, turn the rebound damping adjuster [A]. The standard adjuster setting is the 3 3/4 turns out from the fully clockwise position. WARNINGIf both adjusters are not adjusted equally, handling may be impaired and a hazardous condition may res ...