Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Rear Shock Absorber Inspection

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Rear Shock Absorber Inspection


A. Rear Shock Absorber

Spring Preload Adjustment

The spring adjusting nut on the rear shock absorber can be adjusted.

If the spring action feels too soft or too stiff, have it adjusted by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.

Rear Shock Absorber
The rear shock absorber should be checked for operation and oil leakage in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. For various riding or load conditions the rear shock absorber can be adj ...

Rebound Damping Force Adjustment
The rebound damping force adjuster is located at the upper end of the rear shock absorber. A. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster B. To increase damping force C. To decrease damping force Usin ...

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Daily Checks
Check the following items each day before you ride. The time required is minimal, and habitual performance of these checks will help ensure you a safe, reliable ride. If any irregularities are found during these checks, refer to the Maintenance and Adjustment chapter or see your dealer fo ...

Air Switching Valve Removal
NOTICE Never drop the air switching valve especially on a hard surface. Such a shock to the air switching valve can damaged it. Remove the air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Disconnect the connector [A]. Disconnect the hoses [B] from ...

Rear Shock Absorber Removal
Remove: Lower Fairings (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter) Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System chapter) Bolts [A] (Both Sides) Foot Guard [B] (Both Sides) Squeeze the brake lever slowly and hold it with a band [A]. WARNINGBe sure to h ...