Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Front Fork Assembly

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Suspension / Front Fork / Front Fork Assembly

Slide Bushing

Guide Bushing

Oil Seal

Dust Seal [B] Retaining Ring [C]

Front Fork Assembly


Install the slide bushing [D] so that the slit of it is positioned perpendicular to the traveling direction.

Apply grease to the slide and guide bushings and oil seal.

Front Fork Assembly


Front Fork Assembly


Front Fork Disassembly
Remove the front fork (see Front Fork Removal (Each Fork Leg)) Drain the fork oil (see Front Fork Oil Change). Take the dust seal [A] off the outer tube. Remove the retaining ring [B]. Se ...

Inner Tube Inspection
Visually inspect the inner tube [A]. If there is any damage, replace the inner tube. Since damage to the inner tube damages the oil seal, replace the oil seal whenever the inner tube is replac ...

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Water Pump Inspection
Remove the left lower fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Check the drainage outlet passage [A] at the bottom of the water pump body for coolant leaks. If the mechanical seal is damaged, the coolant leaks through the seal and drains through the passage. Replace th ...

Oil Pump Removal
Remove: Coolant (Drain, see Coolant Change in the Periodic Maintenance chapter) Engine Oil (Drain, see Engine Oil Change in the Periodic Maintenance chapter) Sidestand Switch Lead Connector [A] (Disconnect) Bolt [B] and Water Pipe [C] Water Pump Cover Bolts [D] Water Pump Cover [E ...

Crankcase Halves Assembly
Install: Crankshaft (see Crankshaft Installation) Connecting Rods (see Connecting Rod Installation) Using a cleaning fluid, clean off any oil or dirt on the mating surface of the crankcase halves. Apply liquid gasket to the mating surface of the lower crankcase half as shown in the fi ...