Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Chain Slack Adjustment

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Chain Slack Adjustment


A. Axle Nut

B. Cotter Pin

C. Adjuster

D. Locknut

Chain Slack Adjustment


A. Marks

B. Notch

C. Indicator

D. Adjuster

E. Locknut

NOTE

Wheel alignment can also be checked using the straightedge or string method.

WARNING

Misalignment of the wheel will result in abnormalwear, andmay result in an unsafe riding condition.

Align the rear wheel using the marks on the swingarm or measuring the distance between the center of the axle and swingarm pivot.

Tightening Torque


NOTE

If a torque wrench is not available, this item should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.

Chain Slack Adjustment


A. Cotter Pin

NOTE

Chain Slack Adjustment


A. Turn Clockwise

WARNING

A loose axle nut can lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or death. Tighten the axle nut to the proper torque and install a new cotter pin.

Chain Slack Inspection
Set the motorcycle up on its side stand. Rotate the rear wheel to find the position where the chain is tightest, and measure the maximum chain slack by pulling up and pushing down the c ...

Wear Inspection
Remove the left front footpeg bracket bolts. A. Front Footpeg Bracket B. Bolts Remove the bolts and chain cover. A. Bolts B. Chain Cover Stretch the chain taut either by u ...

Other materials:

Stick Coil Inspection
Remove the stick coils (see Stick Coil Removal). Measure the primary winding resistance [A] as follows. Connect the hand tester between the coil terminals. Set the tester to the × 1 Ω range, and read the tester. Measure the secondary winding resistance [B] as follows. Conn ...

Exhaust Butterfly Valve Actuator Sensor Resistance Inspection
Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Disconnect the exhaust butterfly valve actuator sensor connector (3 pins connector) [A] (see Exhaust Butterfly Valve Actuator Sensor Input Voltage Inspection). Connect a digital meter [B] to the exhaust butterfly valve actuator sensor connector. Measur ...

Drive Chain Removal/Installation
NOTE Since the drive chain is installed through the swingarm, The chain can not be removed other than by cutting it. Prepare the new link pin, link plate, grease seals, and tools for rejoining the chain. Remove: Bolts [A] Front Footpeg Bracket [B] Remove: Bolts [A] Chain Cover [B] ...