Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Ball Bearing and Needle Bearing

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / General Information / Before Servicing / Ball Bearing and Needle Bearing

Do not remove pressed ball or needle unless removal is absolutely necessary. Replace with new ones whenever removed. Press bearings with the manufacturer and size marks facing out. Press the bearing into place by putting pressure on the correct bearing race as shown.

Pressing the incorrect race can cause pressure between the inner and outer race and result in bearing damage.

Ball Bearing and Needle Bearing


Liquid Gasket, Non-permanent Locking Agent
For applications that require Liquid Gasket or a Non-permanent Locking Agent, clean the surfaces so that no oil residue remains before applying liquid gasket or non-permanent locking agent. Do not ...

Oil Seal, Grease Seal
Do not remove pressed oil or grease seals unless removal is necessary. Replace with new ones whenever removed. Press new oil seals with manufacture and size marks facing out. Make sure the seal i ...

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Sidestand Installation
Replace the sidestand nut [A] with a new one. Apply grease to the sliding areas [B]. Tighten the sidestand bolt [C] first, and then the sidestand nut. Torque - Sidestand Bolt: 44 N·m (4.5 kgf·m, 32 ft·lb) Sidestand Nut: 29 N·m (3.0 kgf·m, 21 ft·lb) Install the spring [D] as sh ...

Bolts, Nuts and Fasteners Tightness Inspection
Check the tightness of the bolts and nuts listed here. Also, check to see that each cotter pin is in place and in good condition. NOTE For the engine fasteners, check the tightness of them when the engine is cold (at room temperature). If there are loose fasteners, retighten them to ...

Engine Vacuum Synchronization Inspection
NOTE These procedures are explained on the assumption that the intake and exhaust systems of the engine are in good condition. Situate the motorcycle so that it is vertical. Remove: Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) Air Cleaner Housing (see Air Cleaner ...