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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Washing Your Motorcycle
Rinse your bike with cold water from a garden hose to remove any loose dirt. Mix a mild neutral detergent (designed for motorcycles or automobiles) and water in a bucket. Use a soft cloth or sponge to wash your motorcycle. If needed, use a mild degreaser to remove any oil or greas ...

Engine Removal
Support the rear part of the swingarm with a stand. Squeeze the brake lever slowly and hold it with a band [A]. WARNINGMotorcycle may fall over unexpectedly resulting in an accident or injury. Be sure to hold the front brake when removing the engine. NOTICE Be sure ...

Front Fork Oil Change
Remove the front fork (see Front Fork Removal (Each Fork Leg)). Turn the spring preload adjuster fully counterclockwise for removing the piston rod assy easily. Hold the inner tube lower end in a vise. Using the wrench [A], unscrew the top plug [B] out of the outer tube. Special Too ...