Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Cleaning Vehicle before Disassembly

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Clean the vehicle thoroughly before disassembly. Dirt or other foreign materials entering into sealed areas during vehicle disassembly can cause excessive wear and decrease performance of the vehicle.

Cleaning Vehicle before Disassembly


Arrangement and Cleaning of Removed Parts

Disassembled parts are easy to confuse. Arrange the parts according to the order the parts were disassembled and clean the parts in order prior to assembly.

Arrangement and Cleaning of Removed Parts


Battery Ground
Before completing any service on the motorcycle, disconnect the battery cables from the battery to prevent the engine from accidentally turning over. Disconnect the ground cable (–) first and the ...

Storage of Removed Parts
After all the parts including subassembly parts have been cleaned, store the parts in a clean area. Put a clean cloth or plastic sheet over the parts to protect from any foreign materials that may ...

Other materials:

Valve Guide Removal
Remove: Valve (see Valve Removal) Oil Seal Spring Seat Heat the area around the valve guide to 120 150°C (248 302°F), and hammer lightly on the valve guide arbor [A] to remove the guide from the top of the head. NOTICE Do not heat the cylinder head with a torch. This ...

Battery Charging
Remove the battery from the motorcycle (see Battery Removal). Attach the leads from the charger and charge the battery at a rate (amperage x hours) that is indicated on the battery. If it is not possible to read the rate, charge the battery at an amperage that is about 1/10th of the ...

Transmission Assy Removal
Remove: Engine Sprocket (see Engine Sprocket Removal in the Final Drive chapter) Gear Position Switch (see Gear Position Switch Removal in the Electrical System chapter) Collar [A] O-ring [B] Remove: Clutch (see Clutch Removal in the Clutch chapter) Shift Shaft Assembly ...