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Steering Inspection; Steering Adjustment - Kawasaki ZR-7S Service Manual

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Steering Inspection
Raise the front wheel off the grounds, using the jack.
Special Tool
Jack: 57001-1238
With the front wheel pointing straight ahead, alternately
tap each end of the handlebar. The front wheel should
swing fully left and right from the force of gravity until the
fork hits the stop.
* If the wheel binds or catches before the stop, the steering
is too tight.
Feel for steering looseness by pushing and pulling [A] the
*If you feel looseness, the steering is too loose.
The cables and wiring will have some effect on the mo-
tion of the fork which must be taken into account.
o Be sure the wires and cables are properly routed.
o The bearings must be in good condition and properly
lubricated in order for any test to be valid.
Steering Adjustment
Loosen the Front Fork Lower Clamp Bolts [A].
. Removethe Handlebar.
. Loosenthe SteeringStem Head Nut.
Raise the front wheel and turn the stem locknut [A] to
OLoosen the stem locknut if the steering is too tight, and
tighten the stem locknut if the steering is too loose.
Special Tools
Jack: 57001-1238
Steering Stem Nut Wrench: 57001-1100 [B]
Do not separate the upper and lower stem locknuts.
Turnthe lowernut to loosen and turnthe upper nut to
tighten. Ineithercase, turnthe nut only 1/8of a turnat
a time.


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