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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Pressure Testing
Remove: Upper Fairing Assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly Removal in the Frame chapter) Radiator Cap [A] Remove the radiator cap in two steps. First turn the cap counterclockwise to the first stop. Then push and turn it further in the same direction and remove the cap. Install the ...

Rear Caliper Holder Shaft Wear
The caliper body must slide smoothly on the caliper holder shafts [A]. If the body does not slide smoothly, one pad will wear more than the other, pad wear will increase, and constant drag on the disc will raise brake and brake fluid temperature. Check to see that the caliper holder shafts ar ...

Brake Hose and Pipe Replacement
NOTICE Brake fluid quickly ruins painted plastic surfaces; any spilled fluid should be completely washed away immediately. Remove: Upper Fairing Assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly Removal in the Frame chapter) Brake Hose Fitting Bolt [A] Brake Hose Banjo Bolts [B] Bolt [C] Clamp ...