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 ...

Other materials:

Balancer Assemble
Apply molybdenum disulfide oil solution to the ribs of the balancer [A]. Apply molybdenum disulfide oil solution to the ribs of the balancer gear [A]. Check that the rubber dampers [B] are in place. Face the linked portion [C] to the bottom. Assemble the balancer weight ...

Engine Oil Change
Situate the motorcycle so that it is vertical after warming up the engine. Remove the engine oil drain bolt [A] to drain the oil. The oil in the oil filter can be drained by removing the filter (see Oil Filter Replacement). Replace the drain bolt gasket [B] with a new one. Tighten t ...

Before Servicing
Before starting to perform an inspection service or carry out a disassembly and reassembly operation on a motorcycle, read the precautions given below. To facilitate actual operations, notes, illustrations, photographs, cautions, and detailed descriptions have been included in each chapter w ...