Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Steering Play Inspection

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Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608

If the wheel binds or catches before the stop, the steering is too tight.

If you feel looseness, the steering is too loose.

Steering Play Inspection


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Steering Play Adjustment
Remove: Steering Stem Head with Handlebars (see Handlebar Removal in the Steering chapter). Bend the claws [A] of the claw washer [B] straighten. Remove: Steering Stem Locknut [C] Claw ...

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Valve-to-Guide Clearance Measurement (Wobble Method)
If a small bore gauge is not available, inspect the valve guide wear by measuring the valve to valve guide clearance with the wobble method as indicated below. Insert a new valve [A] into the guide [B] and set a dial gauge against the stem perpendicular to it as close as possible to the cy ...

Subthrottle Valve Actuator Input Voltage Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Disconnect the subthrottle valve actuator connector and connect the measuring adapter [A] between these connectors as shown in the figure. Main Harness [B] Subthrottle Valve Actuator [C] Special Tool ...

Rear Shock Absorber Inspection
Press down on the seat several times to inspect the stroke. Visually inspect the rear shock absorber for oil leaks. If there is any doubt about the rear shock absorber, it should be inspected by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Rear Shock Absorber Spring Preload Adjustment ...