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

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Front Fork Installation (Each Fork Leg)


NOTE

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

NOTE

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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