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 Caliper Removal
Remove: Bolt [A] Front Wheel Rotation Sensor [B] Loosen the banjo bolt [C] at the brake hose lower end, and tighten it loosely. Unscrew the caliper mounting bolts [D], and detach the caliper [E] from the disc. NOTICE Do not loosen the caliper assembly bolts [F]. Take out only ...

Clutch Plate Warp Inspection
Place each friction plate or steel plate on a surface plate and measure the gap between the surface plate [A] and each friction plate or steel plate [B] with a thickness gauge [C]. The gap is the amount of friction or steel plate warp. If any plate is warped over the service limit, repla ...

Wheel Rotation Sensor Rotor Inspection
Remove: Wheels (see Front/Rear Wheel Removal in the Wheels/Tires chapter) Brake Disc Mounting Bolts [A] Sensor Rotor [B] Front Wheel [C] Rear Wheel [D] Visually inspect the wheel rotation sensor rotor. If the rotor is deformed or damaged (chipped teeth [A]), replace the ...