Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Rear Shock Absorber

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Rear Shock Absorber

The rear shock absorber should be checked for operation and oil leakage in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart.

For various riding or load conditions the rear shock absorber can be adjusted for:

Compression Damping Force Adjuster and Rebound Damping Force Adjuster Adjustment
The compression damping force adjuster and the rebound damping force adjuster are located on top of each front fork leg. Turn the adjuster clockwise with a screwdriver to increase damping f ...

Rear Shock Absorber Inspection
Press down on the seat several times to inspect the stroke. Visually inspect the rear shock absorber for oil leaks. If there is any doubt about the rear shock absorber, it should be inspe ...

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Rear Master Cylinder Installation
Replace the washers that are on each side of hose fitting with new ones. Install the brake hose [A]. Touch the brake hose to the stopper [B] of the rear master cylinder. Tighten: Torque - Brake Hose Banjo Bolt: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb) Install the master cylinder, the brack ...

Tire Removal
Remove: Wheels (see Front/Rear Wheel Removal) Valve Core (Let out the air) To maintain wheel balance, mark the valve stem position on the tire with chalk so that the tire can be reinstalled in the same position. Chalk Mark or Yellow Mark [A] Valve Stem [B] Align [C] Lu ...

Damping Force Adjustment ( ZX1000JC/KC)
To adjust the damping force, turn the damping adjuster [A] until you feel a click. The standard adjuster setting is the 18th click from the 1st of the fully clockwise position. If the damping feels too soft or too stiff, adjust it in accordance with the following table. Damping Force Adj ...