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.

Especially note the following.

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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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Idle Speed Control Valve Actuator Removal
NOTICE Never drop the idle speed control valve actuator especially on a hard surface. Such a shock to the actuator can damage it. Remove: Throttle Body Assy (see Throttle Body Assy Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) Idle Speed Control Valve Actuator Retainer Screws [A] Idle Spe ...

Evaporative Emission Control System Inspection (CAL and SEA-B1 Models)
Inspect the canister as follows. Remove the upper fairing assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly Removal in the Frame chapter). Remove the canister [A]. Visually inspect the canister for cracks or other damage. If the canister has any cracks or bad damage, replace it with a new one. NO ...

Spring Plate Free Play Measurement
Insufficient clutch free play will cause the engine braking effect to be more sudden, resulting in rear wheel hop. On the other hand, if the free play is excessive, the clutch lever may feel “spongy” or pulsate when pulled. Hold an extra drive shaft in a vise and install the following c ...