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Front Fork; Air Pressure Adjustment; Fork Oil Level Adjustment - Kawasaki KDX200 Service Manual

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Front Fo
rk
Air Pressure Adjustment
The standard air pressure m the fork legs is atmospheric
pressure.
The
air pressure in the fork legs increases as the fork
heats up,
so the fork
action will get stiffer as the vehicle operation
progresses.
Place the jack under the frame so that the front wheel is off the
ground.
Special Tool
-
Jack:
57001-1238
Remove the screws (Al at the top of the front fork top plugs to let the
air pressu re
equalize.
Then install
them.
Torque
-
Front Fork Air
Screws:
1.3
N-m
(0.13
kg-m, 11In·lb)
Compression Damping Adjustment
Clean the bottom of the fork
tubes.
Remove the caps on
t
he bottom of the fork tubes
.
To adjust compression damping, turn the adjuster
[Al
on
t
he front fork
cylinder valve wi th the blade of a screwdriver
until
you feel a dick
.
Adjust the compression damping to suit your preference under special
conditions.
II both adJusters are nol adJusted
equally, handling may be
Impaired
and a hazardous condilion may re
sult.
O
The standard adjuster setting for an average-build rider
68
kg
(150
Ib)
is the
10th click
back from the 1 st click of the fully clockwise
position.
.
Put the caps into the bottom of the fork
tubes.
*If the damper setting feels too soft or too
stiff,
adjust it in accordance
with the
tables.
Compression Damping
AdJustment
Adjuster
Damping
Posit
ion
Force
Setting
Terrain
Speed
21 ±3
Weak
Soft
Good
Low
1
1
1
1
1
I
I
I
I
I
1
Strong
Hard
Bad
High
Fork Oil Level Adjustment
Place the jack
or
a stand under the engme so that the front wheel is
off the ground
.
Specia
l
Tool
-
J
ack:
57001 -1238
i~WARNING
Lift
th
e
front wheel off the ground
before unscrewing
both
fork
lop
plugs,
or
the
Iront
fork tubes may compress
all
the
way,
dropping the
molorcycle off the
stand.
Remove the fron
t
fender.
Loosen the upper fork clamp bolts and remove the fork top plugs.
1
1<1
HardBf
(clockwise)
2
3
4
I
1
Seated position
SUSPENS ION 11
-5
STO
I
10
....
I
Softer
(counterclockwise)
Adju5tBf turned fully
clockwise

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