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
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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 ...

Upper Fairing Assembly Disassembly
Remove: Upper Fairing Assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly Removal) Headlight (see Headlight Removal/Installation in the Electrical System chapter) City Light (LED) (see City Light (LED) Removal/Installation in the Electrical System chapter) Remove the screws [A], and separate each ...

Valve Seat Inspection
Remove the valve (see Valve Removal). Check the valve seating surface [A] between the valve [B] and valve seat [C]. Measure the outside diameter [D] of the seating pattern on the valve seat. If the outside diameter is too large or too small, repair the seat (see Valve Seat Repair). Val ...