Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Inner Tube Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Suspension / Front Fork / Inner Tube Inspection

If there is any damage, replace the inner tube. Since damage to the inner tube damages the oil seal, replace the oil seal whenever the inner tube is replaced.

NOTICE

If the inner tube is badly bent or creased, replace it. Excessive bending, followed by subsequent straightening, can weaken the inner tube.

Inner Tube Inspection


If you feel binding or catching, the inner and outer tubes must be replaced.

Inner Tube Inspection


WARNING

A straightened inner or outer fork tube may fall in use, possibly causing an accident resulting in serious injury or death. Replace a badly bent or damaged inner or outer tube and inspect the other tube carefully before reusing it.

Front Fork Assembly
Replace the following parts with new ones. Slide Bushing Guide Bushing Oil Seal Install the following parts to the inner tube [A]. Dust Seal [B] Retaining Ring [C] Apply grease ...

Dust Seal Inspection
Inspect the dust seals [A] for any signs of deterioration or damage. Replace it if necessary. ...

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