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

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Suspension / Front Fork / Front Fork Removal (Each Fork Leg)

Loosen the front fork top plug [A] beforehand if the fork leg is to be disassembled.

Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench (45 mm) [B]: 57001-1741

Front Fork Removal (Each Fork Leg)


NOTE

Loosen the top plug after loosening the handlebar clamp bolt [C] and upper front fork clamp bolt [D].

Front Fork Removal (Each Fork Leg)


Spring Preload Adjustment
To adjust the spring preload, turn the spring preload adjuster [A]. The standard adjuster setting is the 6 turns in from the fully counterclockwise position. WARNINGIf both adjusters ...

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, ...

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Oil Pressure Relief Valve Inspection
Remove the oil pressure relief valve (see Oil Pressure Relief Valve Removal). Check to see if the valve [A] slides smoothly when pushing it in with a wooden or other soft rod, and see if it comes back to its seat by spring [B] pressure. NOTE Inspect the valve in its assembled stat ...

Turn Signal Relay Inspection
Remove the battery (see Battery Removal). Take the turn signal relay [A] off the rear fender. Disconnect the connector [B]. Connect one 12 V battery and turn signal lights as indicated in the figure, and count how many times the lights blink for one minute. Turn Signal Relay ...

Vehicle-down Sensor Input Voltage Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Disconnect the vehicle-down sensor connector and connect the measuring adapter [A] between these connectors as shown in the figure. Main Harness [B] Vehicle-down Sensor [C] Special Tool - Measuring Adapte ...