Kawasaki KX65 Motorcycle User Manual

Front F ork
The front fork should always be adjusted for the rider’s
weight and track conditions by using one or more of the
following methods.
Oil level adjustment - The effects of higher or lower fork
oil level are only felt during the final 100 mm of fork travel.
A higher oil level (more oil ) will make the fork repulsion
more large. A lower oil level (less oil) will make the fork
repulsion more small.
Fork springs - Optional springs are available that are
softer and stiffer than standard.
Fork clamp position - Steering qualities are greatly af-
fected by the fork clamp position. Fork tube height is
the amount of the inner tube projecting above the steer-
ing stem head. When the fork tube height is smaller, the
front end becomes lighter due to the change in weight
bias. Also, it tends to understeer in turns and “wash out”.
When the height is greater, the results are opposite.
Rebound Damping Adjustment (KX65-A3
To adjust rebound damping, turn the adjuster [A] on the
front fork top plugs with the blade of a screwdriver until
you feel a click. Adjust the rebound damping to suit you
preference under special condition.
The left and right fork legs must have the same
shock damping.
Seated positions: adjuster turned fully clockwise [A].
Rebound Damping Adjuster Setting
Fork Oil Level Adjustment (Simplify)
Raise the front wheel off the ground using a jack.
Special Tool - Jack: 57001-1238
Remove the number plate.
Remove the front fork top plugs [A] and the fork spring [B].