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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Hoses and Pipes
Hose Installation Install the hoses and pipes, being careful to follow bending direction. Avoid sharp bending, kinking, flattening or twisting. Run the hoses (see Cable, Wire, and Hose Routing section in the Appendix chapter). Install the clamp [A] as near as possible to the hose end ...

Intake Air Temperature Sensor Removal
NOTICE Never drop the intake air temperature sensor especially on a hard surface. Such a shock to the sensor can damage it. Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Disconnect the connector [A] from the intake air temperature sensor. Remove the da ...

Clutch Plate Warp Inspection
Place each friction plate or steel plate on a surface plate and measure the gap between the surface plate [A] and each friction plate or steel plate [B] with a thickness gauge [C]. The gap is the amount of friction or steel plate warp. If any plate is warped over the service limit, repla ...