Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Rear Shock Absorber

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Suspension / Rear Shock Absorber

Spring Tension Inspection
Since a spring becomes shorter as it weakens, check its free length [A] to determine its condition. If the spring of either fork leg is shorter than the service limit, it must be replaced. If ...

Rebound Damping Force Adjustment
To adjust the rebound damping force, turn the rebound damping adjuster [A] to the desired position. The standard adjuster setting is the 1 3/4 turns out from the fully clockwise position. ...

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Crankshaft Main Bearing Insert/Journal Wear Inspection
Split the crankcase (see Crankcase Splitting). Cut strips of plastigage to journal width. Place a strip on each journal parallel to the crankshaft installed in the correct position. Tighten the crankcase bolts to the specified torque (see Crankcase Assembly). NOTE Do not turn ...

Leather, Vinyl, and Rubber
If your motorcycle has leather accessories, special care must be taken. Use a leather cleaner/treatment to clean and care for leather accessories. Washing leather parts with detergent and water will damage them, shortening their life. Vinyl parts should be washed with the rest of themo ...

Gear Position Indicator
The gear position indicator shows the corresponding gear positions where the transmission is shifted. For example, when the transmission is in 6th gear, “6” is displayed. A. Gear Position Indicator (Normal mode) NOTE If the gear position is in the neutral position, the gear positio ...