Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Rear Shock Absorber

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Rear Shock Absorber

The rear shock absorber should be checked for operation and oil leakage in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart.

For various riding or load conditions the rear shock absorber can be adjusted for:

Compression Damping Force Adjuster and Rebound Damping Force Adjuster Adjustment
The compression damping force adjuster and the rebound damping force adjuster are located on top of each front fork leg. Turn the adjuster clockwise with a screwdriver to increase damping f ...

Rear Shock Absorber Inspection
Press down on the seat several times to inspect the stroke. Visually inspect the rear shock absorber for oil leaks. If there is any doubt about the rear shock absorber, it should be inspe ...

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Swingarm Bearing Removal
Remove: Swingarm (see Swingarm Removal) Collar [A] Oil Seals [B] Sleeve [C] Circlip [D] (Right Side) Special Tool - Inside Circlip Pliers: 57001-143 Remove the ball bearing and needle bearings. Special Tool - Oil Seal & Bearing Remover [A]: 57001-1058 ...

Technical Information - Electronic Steering Damper (ESD/ZX1000JD/KD models)
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Pressure Testing
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