Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Steering Play Adjustment

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Steering Play Adjustment


Special Tool - Steering Stem Nut Wrench: 57001-1100

If the steering is too tight, loosen the steering stem nut [B] a fraction of a turn.

If the steering is too loose, tighten the steering stem nut a fraction of a turn.

Steering Play Adjustment


NOTE

Turn the steering stem nut 1/8 turn at time maximum.

Steering Play Adjustment


NOTE

Tighten the stem head nut first, then the upper front fork clamp bolts.

Torque - Steering Stem Head Nut: 78 N·m (8.0 kgf·m, 58 ft·lb) Front Fork Clamp Bolts (Upper): 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m, 15 ft·lb)

WARNING

If the handlebar does not turn to the steering stop it may cause an accident resulting in injury or death.

Be sure the cables, harnesses and hoses are routed properly and do not interfere with handlebar movement (see Cable, Wire, and Hose Routing section in the Appendix chapter).

If the steering is still too tight or too loose, repeat the adjustment.

Steering Play Inspection
Remove the lower fairings (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Raise the front wheel off the ground with the jack. Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608 ...

Steering Stem Bearing Lubrication
Remove the steering stem (see Stem, Stem Bearing Removal in the Steering chapter). Using a high flash-point solvent, wash the upper and lower ball bearings [A] in the cages. Wipe the upper ...

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Oil Pressure Relief Valve Inspection
Remove the oil pressure relief valve (see Oil Pressure Relief Valve Removal). Check to see if the valve [A] slides smoothly when pushing it in with a wooden or other soft rod, and see if it comes back to its seat by spring [B] pressure. NOTE Inspect the valve in its assembled stat ...

Washing Your Motorcycle
Rinse your bike with cold water from a garden hose to remove any loose dirt. Mix a mild neutral detergent (designed for motorcycles or automobiles) and water in a bucket. Use a soft cloth or sponge to wash your motorcycle. If needed, use a mild degreaser to remove any oil or greas ...

DFI System Wiring Diagram
Part Names 1. Air Intake Solenoid Valve (Other than US, CA and CAL Models) 2. Front Wheel Rotation Sensor 3. Engine Stop Switch 4. Starter Button 5. Air Switching Valve 6. Stick Coil #1, #2, #3, #4 7. Spark Plugs 8. Intake Air Temperature Sensor 9. Crankshaft Sensor 10. Secondary Fuel ...