Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Spring Preload Adjustment

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Suspension / Rear Shock Absorber / Spring Preload Adjustment

Special Tools - Hook Wrench T=3.2 R37: 57001-1539 Hook Wrench R=35: 57001-1580

Spring Preload Setting Standard: Spring length 162 mm (6.38 in.) Usable Range: Spring length 157
170 mm (6.18
6.69 in.)

Spring Preload Adjustment


Spring Preload Adjustment


Special Tools - Hook Wrench T=3.2 R37: 57001-1539 Hook Wrench R=35: 57001-1580

If the spring action feels too soft or too stiff, adjust it.

Spring Preload Adjustment


Spring Adjustment


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