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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Payload and Tire Pressure
Failure to maintain proper inflation pressures or observe payload limits for your tires may adversely affect handling and performance of yourmotorcycle and can result in loss of control. The maximum recommended load in addition to vehicle weight is 180 kg (397 lb), including rider, passenger, ...

Commutator Cleaning and Inspection
Clean the metallic debris off the between commutator segments [A]. NOTE Do not use emery or sand paper on the commutator. Check the commutator for damage or abnormal wear. Replace the starter motor with a new one if there is any damage or wear. Visually inspect the commutato ...

Valve Clearance Adjustment
To change the valve clearance, remove the camshafts (see Camshaft Removal in the Engine Top End chapter) and valve lifters. Replace the shim with one of a different thickness. NOTE Mark and record the locations of the valve lifters and shims so that they can be reinstalled in their ...