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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