Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Brake Pad Wear Inspection

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Brake Pad Wear Inspection


If the lining thickness of either pad is less than the service limit [B], replace both pads in the caliper as a set.

Front Brake Pad [C] Rear Brake Pad [D]

Pad Lining Thickness

Standard:

Front 4.0 mm (0.16 in.)

Rear 4.5 mm (0.18 in.)

Service Limit: 1 mm (0.04 in.)

Brake Fluid Level Inspection
Check that the brake fluid level in the front brake reservoir [A] is above the lower level line [B]. NOTE Hold the reservoir horizontal by turning the handlebar when checking brake fluid ...

Brake Operation Inspection
Inspect the operation of the front and rear brake by running the vehicle on the dry road. If the brake operation is insufficiency, inspect the brake system. WARNINGWhen test riding th ...

Other materials:

Rear Caliper Removal
Remove: Bolt [A] Rear Wheel Rotation Sensor [B] Loosen the banjo bolt [C] at the brake hose lower end, and tighten it loosely. Loosen the caliper holder pin [D]. Remove the rear wheel (see Rear Wheel Removal in the Wheels/Tires chapter). Unscrew the banjo bolt and remove t ...

General Lubrication
Lubricate the points shown below, with either motor oil or regular grease, in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart or whenever the vehicle has been operated under wet or rainy conditions. Before lubricating each part, clean off any rusty spots with rust remover and wipe off any g ...

Radiator and Cooling Fan
Check the radiator fins for obstruction by insects or mud. Clean off any obstructions with a stream of low-pressure water. WARNINGThe cooling fan spins at high speed and can cause serious injuries. Keep your hands and clothing away from the cooling fan blades at all times. ...