Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Bolt and Nut Tightening

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Bolt and Nut Tightening

In accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart, it is very important to 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. Please ask your authorized Kawasaki dealer for torque values.

Bolt and Nut Tightening


1. Clutch Lever Holder Bolts

2. Steering Stem Head Nut

3. Handlebar Clamp Bolts

4. Front Fork Clamp Bolts

5. Brake Lever Mounting Bolts

Bolt and Nut Tightening


6. Front Fender Mounting Bolts

7. Engine Mounting Bolts and Nuts

8. Rear Frame Mounting Bolts

9. Brake Disc Mounting Bolts

10. Front Axle Clamp Bolts

11. Front Axle Nut

12. Caliper Mounting Bolts

13. Side Stand Bolt

14. Suspension Likage Tie-Rod Nuts

15. Swingarm Pivot Shaft Nut

16. Footpeg Mounting Bolts

17. Rear Shock Absorber Mounting Bolts

18. Rear Axle Nut

19. Rear Sprocket Nuts

Bolt and Nut Tightening


20. Silencer Mounting Bolt

21. Brake Pedal Bolt

22. Exhaust Pipe Mounting Bolt and Nuts

Leather, Vinyl, and Rubber
If your motorcycle has leather accessories, special care must be taken. Use a leather cleaner/treatment to clean and care for leather accessories. Washing leather parts with detergent and wat ...

Storage
Preparation for Storage Clean the entire vehicle thoroughly Run the engine for about five minutes to warm the oil, shut it off, and drain the engine oil. WARNINGEngine oil is a to ...

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Front Wheel Installation
NOTE The direction of the wheel rotation [A] is shown by an arrow [B] on the wheel spoke. Check the wheel rotation mark on the front wheel and install it. Apply high-temperature grease to the grease seal lips. Fit the collars [A] on the both sides of the hub. The collars are i ...

Key Registration
Case 1: When the ignition key has been lost or additional spare ignition key is required. Prepare a new spare ignition key. Cut the key in accordance with the shape of the current ignition key. Remove the rear seat (see Rear Seat Removal in the Frame chapter). Remove the immobilizer/K ...

Coolant Change
WARNINGCoolant can be extremely hot and cause severe burns, is toxic and very slippery. Do not remove the radiator cap or attempt to change the coolant when the engine is hot; allow it cool completely. Immediately wipe any spilled coolant from tires, frame, engine or othe ...