Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Rear Shock Absorber Inspection

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Rear Shock Absorber Inspection


A. Rear Shock Absorber

Spring Preload Adjustment

The spring adjusting nut on the rear shock absorber can be adjusted.

If the spring action feels too soft or too stiff, have it adjusted by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.

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 adj ...

Rebound Damping Force Adjustment
The rebound damping force adjuster is located at the upper end of the rear shock absorber. A. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster B. To increase damping force C. To decrease damping force Usin ...

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Check 2-1: Speedometer Inspection
Using the suitable stand, raise the rear wheel off the ground. Rotate the rear wheel by hand or start the engine. Check that the display changes speedometer. If the display function does not work, check the following parts. Rear Wheel Rotation Sensor (see Wheel Rotation Sensor Inspe ...

Mode-switching
Depress the S-KTRC button on the left handlebar switch to change the mode. The mode can be changed only when the throttle grip is closed completely. The S-KTRC OFF can be selected only when the motorcycle is at a stop. Changing to mode 1 from S-KTRC OFF is possible while riding. NOTE ...

Camshaft, Camshaft Cap Wear Inspection
Remove the camshaft caps (see Camshaft Removal). Cut the strips of plastigage (press gauge) to journal width. Place a strip on each journal parallel to the camshaft installed in the correct position. Tighten the camshaft cap bolts and upper camshaft chain guide bolts to the specified ...