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

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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)


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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Cylinder Head Cover Installation
Replace the cylinder head cover gasket [A] with a new one Using a high flash-point solvent, clean off any oil or dirt that may be on the silicone sealant coating area. Dry them with a clean cloth. Apply silicone sealant [B] to the cylinder head as shown in the figure. Sealant - Li ...

Technical Information - Electronic Steering Damper (ESD/ZX1000JD/KD models)
1) Overview This model has an Electronic Steering Damper (ESD) [A]. Unlike conventional manual adjustment method of Kawasaki, damping characteristics are adjusted by the electronic control unit. 2) Purpose Designed to offer increased stability at high speed without interfering with light ...

The odometer shows the total distance in kilometers or miles that the vehicle has run. If the odometer is displayed, the “ODO” is displayed on the multifunction display. This meter cannot be reset. A. Odometer B. “ODO” NOTE The data are maintained even if the battery is disco ...