Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Steering Play Inspection

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Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608

If the wheel binds or catches before the stop, the steering is too tight.

If you feel looseness, the steering is too loose.

Steering Play Inspection


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Steering
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Steering Play Adjustment
Remove: Steering Stem Head with Handlebars (see Handlebar Removal in the Steering chapter). Bend the claws [A] of the claw washer [B] straighten. Remove: Steering Stem Locknut [C] Claw ...

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Odometer
The odometer shows the total distance in kilometers or miles that the vehicle has run. If the odometer is displayed, the “ODO” is displayed on the multifunction display. This meter cannot be reset. A. Odometer B. “ODO” NOTE The data are maintained even if the battery is disco ...

Rebound Damping Force Adjustment
To adjust the rebound damping force, turn the rebound damping adjuster [A]. The standard adjuster setting is the 3 3/4 turns out from the fully clockwise position. WARNINGIf both adjusters are not adjusted equally, handling may be impaired and a hazardous condition may res ...

Balancer Adjustment
Remove the left lower fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Start the engine and warm it up thoroughly. Adjust the balancer gear backlash with the engine idling. The amount of backlash can be changed by turning the balancer shaft which has eccentric journals. St ...