Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Front Forks/Rear Shock Absorber Operation Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Periodic Maintenance / Periodic Maintenance Procedures / Suspension / Front Forks/Rear Shock Absorber Operation Inspection

If the forks do not smoothly or noise is found, inspect the fork oil level or fork clamps (see Front Fork Oil Change in the Suspension chapter).

Front Forks/Rear Shock Absorber Operation Inspection


Front Forks/Rear Shock Absorber Operation Inspection


If the shock absorber does not smoothly stroke or noise is found, inspect the oil leak (see Rear Shock Absorber Oil Leak Inspection).

Front Fork Oil Leak Inspection

Front Fork Oil Leak Inspection


Replace any defective parts, if necessary.

Rear Shock Absorber Oil Leak Inspection

Rear Shock Absorber Oil Leak Inspection


If the oil leakage is found on it, replace the shock absorber with a new one.

Suspension
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Rocker Arm Operation Inspection
Pump the seat down and up 4 or 5 times, and inspect the smooth stroke. If the rocker arm [A] does not smoothly stroke or noise is found, inspect the fasteners and bearings (see Tie-Rod/Rocke ...

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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 ...

Battery Removal
Turn off the ignition switch. Remove the front seat (see Front Seat Removal in the Frame chapter). Slide the red cap [A]. Disconnect the negative (–) cable [B] and then positive (+) cable [C]. NOTICE Be sure to disconnect the negative (–) cable first. Remove the band [D] ...

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 ...