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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Crankcase Assembly
NOTICE The upper and lower crankcase halves are machined at the factory in the assembled state, so the crankcase halves must be replaced as a set. With a high flash-point solvent, clean off the mating surfaces of the crankcase halves and wipe dry WARNINGGasoline and low flash-poin ...

Coolant Deterioration Inspection
Remove the right lower fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Visually inspect the coolant in the reserve tank [A]. If whitish cotton-like wafts are observed, aluminum parts in the cooling system are corroded. If the coolant is brown, iron or steel parts are rusting. I ...

Swingarm Bearing, Sleeve Inspection
NOTICE Do not remove the bearings for inspection. Removal may damage them. Inspect the needle bearings [A] and ball bearing installed in the swingarm. The rollers and ball in a bearing normally wear very little, and wear is difficult to measure. Instead of measuring, visually inspec ...