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.

Front Fork Inspection
Holding the brake lever, pump the front fork up and down several times to inspect smooth stroke. Visually inspect the front fork for oil leakage, scoring or scratches on the outer surface ...

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 ...

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Intake Air Pressure Sensor #2 Removal
NOTICE Never drop the intake air pressure sensor #2 especially on a hard surface. Such a shock to the sensor can damage it. Remove: Air Cleaner Housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) Intake Air Pressure Sensor #2 Connector [A] Remove the intake air ...

Special Tools and Sealant
Oil Pressure Gauge, 10 kgf/cm²: 57001-164 Oil Pressure Gauge Adapter, PT3/8: 57001-1233 Outside Circlip Pliers: 57001-144 Liquid Gasket, TB1211: 56019-120 ...

Drive Chain Wear Inspection
Remove the chain cover (see Drive Chain Removal/Installation in the Final Drive chapter). Rotate the rear wheel to inspect the drive chain for damaged rollers, and loose pins and links If there is any irregularity, replace the drive chain. Lubricate the drive chain if it appears dry. ...