Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Steering Stem Bearing Lubrication

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Replace the bearing assemblies if they show wear or damage.

Steering Stem Bearing Lubrication


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 ...

Steering Damper Oil Leak Inspection
Visually inspect the steering damper [A] for oil leakage. If the oil leakage is found on it, replace the steering damper with a new one (see Steering Damper Removal/ Installation in the Steeri ...

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Rear Sprocket Warp Inspection
Raise the rear wheel off the ground with the stand so that it will turn freely. Set a dial gauge [A] against the rear sprocket [B] near the teeth as shown in the figure, and rotate [C] the rear wheel to measure the sprocket runout (warp). The difference between the highest and lowest di ...

Spring Preload Adjustment
The spring preload adjuster is located at the lower end of each front fork leg and can be adjusted. To increase spring preload and stiffen the suspension, turn the preload adjuster clockwise with a hexagon wrench. To decrease preload and soften the suspension, turn the preload adjust ...

Brake Light Switches
When either the front or rear brake is applied, the brake light goes on. The front brake light switch requires no adjustment, but the rear brake light switch should be adjusted in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. Inspection Turn the ignition key to “ON”. The brake ligh ...