Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Rear Shock Absorber Removal

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Rear Shock Absorber Removal


WARNING

Be sure to hold the front brake when removing the shock absorber, or the motorcycle may fall over. It could cause an accident and injury.

Raise the rear wheel off the ground with the jack.

Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608

Rear Shock Absorber Removal


Remove: Lower Rear Shock Absorber Nut and Bolt [A]

Rear Shock Absorber Removal


Rear Shock Absorber Removal


Spring Preload Adjustment
Remove the rear shock absorber from the frame (see Rear Shock Absorber Removal). Loosen the locknut and turn out the adjusting nut to free the spring. Special Tools - Hook Wrench T=3.2 R37 ...

Rear Shock Absorber Installation
Replace the rear shock absorber nuts and tie-rod nuts with new ones. Tighten: Torque - Rear Shock Absorber Nuts: 34 N·m (3.5 kgf·m, 25 ft·lb) Tie-Rod Nuts: 34 N·m (3.5 kgf·m, 25 ft· ...

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Alternator Rotor Removal
Remove the alternator cover (see Alternator Cover Removal). Clean off the oil from the outer circumference of the rotor. Hold the alternator rotor steady with the rotor holder [A] and suitable washer or plate [B]. Special Tools - Grip [C]: 57001-1591 Rotor Holder: 57001-1666 Flywheel P ...

Moving Off
Check that the side stand is up. Pull in the clutch lever. Shift into 1st gear. Open the throttle a little, and start to let out the clutch lever very slowly. As the clutch starts to engage, open the throttle a littlemore, giving the engine just enough fuel to keep it from stallin ...

Piston Ring End Gap Inspection
Place the piston ring [A] inside the cylinder (upper crankcase), using the piston to locate the ring squarely in place. Set it close to the bottom of the cylinder, where cylinder wear is low. Measure the gap [B] between the ends of the ring with a thickness gauge. Piston Ring End Gap ...