shock absorber Road & Track KA 143

Based on your bike’s performance, its price and available mounting space we have designed a shock
that we think suits it, both when it comes to price and performance.

We start by choosing a type which we tailor-make for your specific bike. The basic setup, the design of the
shim stacks and the calibration of the adjusters, is tested both on road and track. They are the results of true tests with your bike and no guesswork!

Öhlins manufactures more than 300 different shock absorber models, each model is tailor-
made for one specific bike. The concept of all Öhlins products is not a secret, it is precision. Precision provides superior control of the damping force and the key to our success.

Fits for vehicles

  • Kawasaki GPZ500 (1980 – 1985)

    • No approval
  • Kawasaki Z400J (1980 – 1987)

    • ABE
  • Kawasaki Z500 (1980 – 1985)

    • ABE
  • Kawasaki Z750GP (1982 – 1985)

    • ABE
  • Kawasaki Z750L (1982 – 1985)

    • ABE
  • Kawasaki Zephyr 400 (1991 – 1999)

    • ABE
  • Kawasaki Zephyr 750 (1991 – 1999)

    • ABE

Part number

KA 143

Type Code


Single tube

Single tube

Piston diameter

Piston diameter: 36 mm

type P

Monotube high pressure gas type of shock absorber with external “piggy back” reservoir.

Technical data

Length:344 mm
Stroke:92 mm
Rate N/mm:prog.16-26 N/mm
Mounted spring:00480-02
Packaging unit:pair


black springs