Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Front Fork Assembly

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Suspension / Front Fork / Front Fork Assembly

Slide Bushing

Guide Bushing

Oil Seal

Dust Seal [B] Retaining Ring [C]

Front Fork Assembly


Install the slide bushing [D] so that the slit of it is positioned perpendicular to the traveling direction.

Apply grease to the slide and guide bushings and oil seal.

Front Fork Assembly


Front Fork Assembly


Front Fork Disassembly
Remove the front fork (see Front Fork Removal (Each Fork Leg)) Drain the fork oil (see Front Fork Oil Change). Take the dust seal [A] off the outer tube. Remove the retaining ring [B]. Se ...

Inner Tube Inspection
Visually inspect the inner tube [A]. If there is any damage, replace the inner tube. Since damage to the inner tube damages the oil seal, replace the oil seal whenever the inner tube is replac ...

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Ignition Switch/Steering Lock
This is a three-position, key-operated switch. The key can be removed from the switch when it is in the OFF or LOCK position. A. Ignition Switch/Steering Lock B. ON position C. OFF position D. LOCK position NOTE The tail, city and license plate lights are on whenever the ignition key i ...

Front Fork Installation (Each Fork Leg)
Install the fork so that the top plug end [A] as shown in the figure. 11 mm (0.43 in.) [B] Steering Stem Head [C] Tighten: Torque - Front Fork Clamp Bolts (Lower): 23 N·m (2.3 kgf·m, 17 ft·lb) NOTE Tighten the two lower front fork clamp bolts alternately two times to ensur ...

Throttle Control System
Check the throttle grip play each day before riding the motorcycle, and carry out maintenance and adjustments in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. Adjust it if necessary. Throttle Grip The throttle grip controls the butterfly valves in the throttle body. If the throttle grip ha ...