Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Inner Tube Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Suspension / Front Fork / Inner Tube Inspection

If there is any damage, replace the inner tube. Since damage to the inner tube damages the oil seal, replace the oil seal whenever the inner tube is replaced.

NOTICE

If the inner tube is badly bent or creased, replace it. Excessive bending, followed by subsequent straightening, can weaken the inner tube.

Inner Tube Inspection


If you feel binding or catching, the inner and outer tubes must be replaced.

Inner Tube Inspection


WARNING

A straightened inner or outer fork tube may fall in use, possibly causing an accident resulting in serious injury or death. Replace a badly bent or damaged inner or outer tube and inspect the other tube carefully before reusing it.

Front Fork Assembly
Replace the following parts with new ones. Slide Bushing Guide Bushing Oil Seal Install the following parts to the inner tube [A]. Dust Seal [B] Retaining Ring [C] Apply grease ...

Dust Seal Inspection
Inspect the dust seals [A] for any signs of deterioration or damage. Replace it if necessary. ...

Other materials:

Relay Box Removal
Remove the left fuel tank cover (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Disconnect the connectors [A]. Pull out the relay box [B] from the rubber protector [C]. NOTE The relay box has relays and diodes. The relays and diodes can not be removed. Relay Box Installa ...

Air Suction Valve Installation
Install the air suction valve so that opening [A] of the reed faces downward. Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of the air suction valve cover bolts [A], and tighten them. Torque - Air Suction Valve Cover Bolts: 9.8 N·m (1.0 kgf·m, 87 in·lb) ...

Air Cleaner Element Replacement
NOTE In dusty areas, the element should be replaced more frequently than the recommended interval. WARNINGIf dirt or dust is allowed to pass through into the throttle body assy, the throttle may become stuck, possibly causing accident. Replace the air cleaner element according ...