Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Axle Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Wheels/Tires / Wheels (Rims) / Axle Inspection

If the axle is damaged or bent, replace it.

If axle runout exceeds the service limit, replace the axle.

Axle Inspection


Axle Runout/100 mm (3.94 in.) Standard: TIR 0.03 mm (0.0012 in.) or less

Service Limit: TIR 0.2 mm (0.008 in.)

Wheel Inspection
Raise the front/rear wheel off the ground. Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608 Spin the wheel lightly, and check for roughness or binding. If roughness or bi ...

Balance Inspection
Remove the front and rear wheels (see Front/Rear Wheel Removal). Support the wheel so that it can be spun freely. Spin the wheel lightly, and mark [A] the wheel at the top when the wheel st ...

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Spark Plug Condition Inspection
Remove the spark plugs (see Spark Plug Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter). Visually inspect the spark plugs. If the spark plug center electrode [A] and/or side electrode [B] are corroded or damaged, or if the insulator [C] is cracked, replace the plug. If the spark plug is ...

Engine Sprocket Removal
Remove: Engine Sprocket Cover Bolts [A] Engine Sprocket Cover [B] Flatten out the bended washer [A]. Remove the engine sprocket nut [B] and washer. NOTE When loosening the engine sprocket nut, hold the rear brake on. Raise the rear wheel off the ground with the stand. ...

Battery Removal
Turn off the ignition switch. Remove the front seat (see Front Seat Removal in the Frame chapter). Slide the red cap [A]. Disconnect the negative (–) cable [B] and then positive (+) cable [C]. NOTICE Be sure to disconnect the negative (–) cable first. Remove the band [D] ...