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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Switch Inspection
Using a hand tester, check to see that only the connections shown in the table have continuity. Special Tool - Hand Tester: 57001-1394 For the switch housings and the ignition switch, refer to the tables in the Wiring Diagram. If the switch has an open or short, repair it or replace it w ...

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 ...

Front Fork Removal (Each Fork Leg)
Loosen the front fork top plug [A] beforehand if the fork leg is to be disassembled. Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench (45 mm) [B]: 57001-1741 NOTE Loosen the top plug after loosening the handlebar clamp bolt [C] and upper front fork clamp bolt [D]. Remove: Upper Fairing Assembly (see Up ...