Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Balancer Adjustment

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Crankshaft/Transmission / Balancer / Balancer Adjustment

Start the engine and let it idle.

Loosen the clamp bolt [A] and turn the balancer shaft [B] clockwise [C] until the balancer gear makes a whining sound.

Turn the shaft counterclockwise [D] until the balancer gear whining sound disappears and tighten the clamp bolt.

Torque - Balancer Shaft Clamp Bolt: 9.8 N·m (1.0 kgf·m, 87 in·lb)

Balancer Adjustment


Balancer Installation
Position the crankshaft at #2, 3 positions TDC or at #1, 4 positions TDC. Install the balancer assembly as follows. Align the punch mark [A] on the weight and the projection [B] on the cran ...

Balancer Damper Inspection
Remove the balancer and disassemble the weight and gear assembly. Visually inspect the rubber dampers [A]. If they appear damaged or deteriorated, replace them. ...

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Brake Line Bleeding
The brake fluid has a very low compression coefficient so that almost all the movement of the brake lever or pedal is transmitted directly to the caliper for braking action. Air, however, is easily compressed. When air enters the brake lines, brake lever or pedal movement will be partially used ...

Fuel Pressure Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Remove: Fuel Tank Covers (see Fuel Tank Removal) Fuel Tank Bolts (see Fuel Tank Removal) Primary Fuel Hose (see Fuel Hose Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter) Be sure to place a piece of cloth around the fuel outlet pipe of the ...

Drive Chain Slack Inspection
NOTE Check the slack with the motorcycle setting on its sidestand. Clean the chain if it is dirty, and lubricate it if it appears dry. Check the wheel alignment (see Wheel Alignment Inspection). Rotate the rear wheel to find the position where the chain is tightest. Measure the ver ...