Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Before Servicing

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / General Information / Before Servicing

Before starting to perform an inspection service or carry out a disassembly and reassembly operation on a motorcycle, read the precautions given below. To facilitate actual operations, notes, illustrations, photographs, cautions, and detailed descriptions have been included in each chapter wherever necessary. This section explains the items that require particular attention during the removal and reinstallation or disassembly and reassembly of general parts.

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Battery Ground
Before completing any service on the motorcycle, disconnect the battery cables from the battery to prevent the engine from accidentally turning over. Disconnect the ground cable (–) first and the ...

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Clutch Lever Installation
Install the clutch lever so that the mating surface [A] of the clutch lever clamp is aligned with the punch mark [B] of the handlebar. Tighten the upper clamp bolt first, and then the lower clamp bolt. Torque - Clutch Lever Clamp Bolts: 7.8 N·m (0.80 kgf·m, 69 in·lb) There will be ...

Rocker Arm Installation
Install the both rocker arms [A] so that their marks [B] face left side. Replace the tie-rod nut, rear shock absorber nut and rocker arm nut with new ones. Apply grease to the inside of the oil seals. Tighten: Torque - Rocker Arm Nut: 34 N·m (3.5 kgf·m, 25 ft·lb) Tie-Rod ...

Valve Installation
NOTICE Do not lap the valve to the valve seat, using the grinding compound. It will come off oxide film treated surface of the valve. Replace the oil seal with a new one. Apply a thin coat of molybdenum disulfide grease to the valve stem before valve installation. Install the springs so ...