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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Battery Ground
Before completing any service on the motorcycle, disconnect the battery cables from the battery to prevent the engine from accidentally turning over. Disconnect the ground cable (–) first and then the positive (+). When completed with the service, first connect the positive (+) cable to the p ...

Wheel Alignment Inspection
Check that the notch [A] on the alignment indicator [B] aligns with the same swingarm mark or position [C] that the other side alignment indicator notch aligns with. If they do not, adjust the chain slack and align the wheel alignment (see Drive Chain Slack Adjustment). NOTE Wheel align ...

Rear Fender Front Installation
Installation is the reverse of removal. Note the following. Run the harness, cables and leads correctly (see Cable, Wire, and Hose Routing section in the Appendix chapter). When installing the clamp [A] on the rear fender front [B], install it so that the clamp positions at near the ...