Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Spring Preload Adjustment

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Front Fork / Spring Preload Adjustment

The spring preload adjuster is located at the lower end of each front fork leg and can be adjusted.

Spring Preload Adjustment


A. Spring Preload Adjuster

B. Hexagon Wrench

Spring Preload Setting

Spring Preload Setting


*: This position is the fully seated position (turned fully counterclockwise).

**: In from the fully seated position (turned fully counterclockwise). This adjustment range may not exactly match the number shown in the table due to small tolerance of production.

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