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:

Oil Level Inspection
If the oil has just been changed, start the engine and run it for severalminutes at idle speed. This fills the oil filter with oil. Stop the engine, then wait several minutes until the oil settles. NOTICE Racing the engine before the oil reaches every part can cause engine seizure. ...

Fuel Pump Operating Voltage Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove: Fuel Tank Bolts (see Fuel Tank Removal) Fuel Tank Bracket Bolts (see Fuel Tank Removal) Disconnect the fuel pump lead connector and connect the harness adapter [A] between these connectors as shown i ...

Compression Damping Force Adjustment
To adjust the compression damping force, turn the compression damping adjuster [A]. The standard adjuster setting is the 4 1/2 turns out from the fully clockwise position. WARNINGIf both adjusters are not adjusted equally, handling may be impaired and a hazardous condition ma ...