Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Spring Tension Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Suspension / Front Fork / Spring Tension Inspection

If the spring of either fork leg is shorter than the service limit, it must be replaced. If the length of a replacement spring and that of the remaining spring vary greatly, the remaining spring should also be replaced in order to keep the fork legs balanced for motorcycle stability.

Spring Free Length Standard: 238 mm (9.37 in.) Service Limit: 233 mm (9.17 in.)

Spring Tension Inspection


Dust Seal Inspection
Inspect the dust seals [A] for any signs of deterioration or damage. Replace it if necessary. ...

Rear Shock Absorber
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Tire Removal
Remove: Wheels (see Front/Rear Wheel Removal) Valve Core (Let out the air) To maintain wheel balance, mark the valve stem position on the tire with chalk so that the tire can be reinstalled in the same position. Chalk Mark or Yellow Mark [A] Valve Stem [B] Align [C] Lu ...

Cylinder Compression Measurement
NOTE Use the battery which is fully charged. Warm up the engine thoroughly. Stop the engine. Remove the spark plugs (see Spark Plug Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter). Attach the compression gauge [A] and adapter [B] firmly into the spark plug hole. Using the startermo ...

Brake Disc Wear Inspection
Measure the thickness of each disc [A] at the point where it has worn the most. If the disc has worn past the service limit, replace it. Measuring Area [B] Brake Disc Thickness Standard: Front 5.3 5.7 mm (0.21 0.22 in.) Rear 4.8 5.2 mm (0.19 0.20 in.) Service Limit: Front 5. ...