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13-4 Steering; Adjustment - KAWASAKI ZX400-H2 Quick Reference Manual

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13-4 STEERING
Steering
Adjustment
.Check the
steering.
o
Lift the front wheel off the ground using the jack
(special
tool:
57001
-1238,
see Wheels/Tires chapter)
.
OWith the front wheel
pointing
straight
ahead,
alternately
tap each end of the
handlebar.
The front wheel should
sw
ing
fully left and right from the force of gravity until
the lower bracket hits the stop.
* If the wheel binds or catches before the stop, the
steering
is too
tight.
o
Feel for steering looseness by
pushing
and pulling the
forks.
*If you feel looseness. the
steering
is too
loose.
NOTE
o
The cables and wiring will have some effect on the
motion of the fork which must be taken into account.
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.
*Adjust the steering if necessary.
• Remove the following parts.
Upper Fairing (see Frame chapter)
Fuel Tank (see Fuel System chapter)
Fork Lower Clamp Bolts (both
sides,
loosen)
Stem Head Nut (Loosen)
.Adjust the
steering
w
ith
the stem nut wrench (special
tool)
.
1. Stem Head Nut
2. Stem Nut Wrench: 57001 -1100
*If the steering is too tight. loosen the stem locknut a
fraction
of a tum
.
* If the steering is too
loose,
tighten the locknut a fraction
of turn.
NOTE
o
Turn the locknut
1/8
turn at a time
maximum.
• Tighten the
following
bolts and nut to the specified
torque (see Exploded
View).
Steering Stem Head Nut
Front Fork Lower Clamp Bolts
.Check the
steering'
again.
* If the
steering
is still too tight or too loose, repeat the
adjustment.

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