On the top and bottom parts of the triple tree either both or one will have bolts. First take the fender off. Take the front tire off. Loosen the bolts on the triple tree. They should slide down. If not you have to get a rubber mallet and tap on the top of the fork and twist the fork as you are doing this. Once it is out, pull the dust seal off the top of the lower fork. There will be a clip inside, take the clip off drain the oil out of the top or bottom depending on how the forks are made. Push the fork tube down into the lower fork slightly, pull both apart with a firm tug and they should separate.
Hi, Dcspalding "NO" the seals need to be replaced, for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Kawasaki, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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Project ZX 7 Part 5 Fork Seals
How To Replace Fork Seals 03 04 Kawasaki Ninja ZX 6R 636 2003 2004 B1 B2
KAWASAKI NINJA ZX 7R Service Manual
OEM Parts for Kawasaki
SILKOLENE PRO RSF 5WT or use
SILKOLENE FORK OIL LIGHT
500-MLS OIL EACH LEG
bad fork seals are really bad the forks get un equal pressures in them and dampening and will magnify any other problems such as tire outa balance also the fluid from the fork seal can cause the front breaks to swell if it leaks on them causing them to lock up this problem should be addressed soon as possible
Angela, do you have a Clymer, Hayne, or service manual for the bike? If not you should get one, there is a lot of valuable information in there even if you don't do all the work yourself.
Replacing the fork seal requires putting the front end in the air, disconnecting everything from the front wheel (brake lines, speedometer cable if there is one), and dropping the wheel and fork tubes CAREFULLY to separate the two pieces of the fork tubes. Then grab the old seal and replace it with the new seal.
This short description is a VERY abbreviated and simplified version. It's not hard once you have done it a couple times but be very careful not to bend anything in your forks. They have springs inside them too. Change the oil while you are in there. Usually 10 or 15 weight fork oil but look in your manual. If you can't find a manual post again with your bike's year and we will see what we can come up with.
My book says "Capacity 368.5-373.5 cc dry. This is for a 1996 Vulcan 1500 A10. Should be the same.