Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Spring Tension Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Suspension / Front Fork / Spring Tension Inspection

If the spring of either fork leg is shorter than the service limit, it must be replaced. If the length of a replacement spring and that of the remaining spring vary greatly, the remaining spring should also be replaced in order to keep the fork legs balanced for motorcycle stability.

Spring Free Length Standard: 238 mm (9.37 in.) Service Limit: 233 mm (9.17 in.)

Spring Tension Inspection


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

Rear Shock Absorber
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Shift Fork/Gear Groove Wear Inspection
Measure the thickness of the shift fork ears [A], and measure the width [B] of the gear grooves. If the thickness of a shift fork ear is less than the service limit, the shift fork must be replaced. Shift Fork Ear Thickness Standard: 5.7 6.0 mm (0.224 0.236 in.) Service Limit: 5.6 mm ...

KIBS Hydraulic Unit Inspection
Remove the KIBS hydraulic unit (see KIBS Hydraulic Unit Removal). Visually inspect the connector terminals [A]. Replace the KIBS hydraulic unit or main harness if either of the terminals are cracked, bent, or otherwise damaged. If the KIBS hydraulic unit connector is clogged with mud or ...

Stopping the Motorcycle in an Emergency
Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been designed and manufactured to provide you optimum safety and convenience. However, in order to fully benefit from Kawasaki’s safety engineering and craftsmanship, it is essential that you, the owner and operator, properly maintain your motorcycle and becom ...