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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Electronic Steering Damper Warning Indicator Light
The yellow light functions as the electronic steering damper warning indicator. The light and warning symbol "ESD" go on if there is a malfunction in the electronic steering damper system. However, this could also be caused by trouble with the charging system (e.g. battery). I ...

Starter Relay Inspection
Remove the front seat (see Front Seat Removal in the Frame chapter). Remove the battery negative (–) cable from the battery negative (–) terminal (see Battery Removal). Take the starter relay [A] off the rear fender. Remove the cover [B]. Remove: Starter Motor Cable [A] ...

Stick Coil Removal
Remove the air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Disconnect the stick coil connectors [A]. Pull out the stick coils [B] upward. First, turn the stick coil by 90 degrees, and then pull it out by twisting the coil head to the left and righ ...