Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Clutch

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Clutch Operation Inspection

If the gap is too wide, the clutch may not release fully. If the gap is too narrow, the clutch may not engage fully. In either case, adjust it.

Clutch Lever Free Play Standard: 2 3 mm (0.08
0.12 in.)


Clutch Operation Inspection


WARNING

The engine and exhaust system get extremely hot during normal operation and can cause serious burns. Never touch the engine or exhaust pipe during clutch adjustment.

Clutch Operation Inspection


At this time, the release lever should have the proper angle shown.

60° [B]

If the angle is wrong, check the clutch and release parts for wear.

WARNING

Too much cable play can prevent clutch disengagement and cause an accident resulting in serious injury or death. When adjusting the clutch or replacing the cable, be sure the upper end of the clutch outer cable is fully seated in its fitting, or it could slip into place later, creating enough cable play to prevent clutch disengagement.

Clutch Operation Inspection


Air Suction System Damage Inspection
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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 chain midway between the engine sprocket and rear wheel sprocket. A. Chain Slack If the ...

Location of parts
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Charging Condition Inspection
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