Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Spring Preload Adjustment

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Suspension / Rear Shock Absorber / Spring Preload Adjustment

Special Tools - Hook Wrench T=3.2 R37: 57001-1539 Hook Wrench R=35: 57001-1580

Spring Preload Setting Standard: Spring length 162 mm (6.38 in.) Usable Range: Spring length 157
170 mm (6.18
6.69 in.)

Spring Preload Adjustment


Spring Preload Adjustment


Special Tools - Hook Wrench T=3.2 R37: 57001-1539 Hook Wrench R=35: 57001-1580

If the spring action feels too soft or too stiff, adjust it.

Spring Preload Adjustment


Spring Adjustment


Compression Damping Force Adjustment
There are two adjustments you can make to the compression damping force. High Speed Compression Damping Adjuster [A] Low Speed Compression Damping Adjuster [B] To adjust the high speed co ...

Rear Shock Absorber Removal
Remove: Lower Fairings (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter) Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System chapter) Bolts [A] (Both Sides) Foot Guard [B] (Both Sides) ...

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Intake Air Pressure Sensor #2 Installation
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Fuel Pump Operating Voltage Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove: Fuel Tank Bolts (see Fuel Tank Removal) Fuel Tank Bracket Bolts (see Fuel Tank Removal) Disconnect the fuel pump lead connector and connect the harness adapter [A] between these connectors as shown i ...

Piston Ring Thickness Inspection
Measure the piston ring thickness. Use the micrometer to measure at several points around the ring. Piston Ring Thickness Standard: Top [A] 0.77 0.79 mm (0.0303 0.0311 in.) Second [B] 0.78 0.79 mm (0.0307 0.0311 in.) Service Limit: Top 0.70 mm (0.0276 in.) Second 0.71 mm (0.0280 ...