Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Front Fork Installation (Each Fork Leg)

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Front Fork Installation (Each Fork Leg)


Tighten the two lower front fork clamp bolts alternately two times to ensure even tightening torque.


Front Fork Installation (Each Fork Leg)

Formula: a × b ÷ (b + c) = d

[a] Specified torque

[b] Length from center of square hole to grip point

[c] Offset = 44 mm

[d] Tightening torque

Front Fork Installation (Each Fork Leg)

For an example: 35 N·m × 310 ÷ (310 + 44) = 31 N·m

Tighten: Torque - Front Fork Clamp Bolts (Upper): 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m, 15 ft·lb) Handlebar Clamp Bolts: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb)

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