Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Front Forks/Rear Shock Absorber Operation Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Periodic Maintenance / Periodic Maintenance Procedures / Suspension / Front Forks/Rear Shock Absorber Operation Inspection

If the forks do not smoothly or noise is found, inspect the fork oil level or fork clamps (see Front Fork Oil Change in the Suspension chapter).

Front Forks/Rear Shock Absorber Operation Inspection


Front Forks/Rear Shock Absorber Operation Inspection


If the shock absorber does not smoothly stroke or noise is found, inspect the oil leak (see Rear Shock Absorber Oil Leak Inspection).

Front Fork Oil Leak Inspection

Front Fork Oil Leak Inspection


Replace any defective parts, if necessary.

Rear Shock Absorber Oil Leak Inspection

Rear Shock Absorber Oil Leak Inspection


If the oil leakage is found on it, replace the shock absorber with a new one.

Suspension
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Rocker Arm Operation Inspection
Pump the seat down and up 4 or 5 times, and inspect the smooth stroke. If the rocker arm [A] does not smoothly stroke or noise is found, inspect the fasteners and bearings (see Tie-Rod/Rocke ...

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Troubleshooting Guide
NOTE Refer to the Fuel System chapter for most of DFI trouble shooting guide. This is not an exhaustive list, giving every possible cause for each problem listed. It is meant simply as a rough guide to assist the troubleshooting for some of the more common difficulties. Engine Doe ...

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 with a hexagon wrench. To decrease preload and soften the suspension, turn the preload adjust ...

Torque Limiter Installation
Apply molybdenum disulfide grease to the torque limiter shaft [A]. Install the torque limiter [B], the collar [C] and the shaft. Turn the large-hole end of the shaft to inside as shown in the figure. Replace the washer [D] with a new one. Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the t ...