Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Clutch

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Clutch

Due to friction plate wear and clutch cable stretch over a long period of use, the clutch operation should be checked each day before riding the motorcycle, and must be adjusted in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart.

Inspection

Inspection


A. Adjuster

B. Clutch Lever Play

Clutch Lever Play


If the play is incorrect, adjust the lever play as follows.

Adjustment

WARNING

Excess clutch cable play could prevent clutch disengagement and cause a crash resulting in serious injury or death. When adjusting the clutch cable, be sure the upper end of the outer cable is fully seated in its fitting so that it doesn’t slip into place later and create excessive cable play.

WARNING

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

NOTE

DANGER

Exhaust gas contains carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless poisonous gas. Inhaling carbon monoxide can cause serious brain injury or death.

DO NOT run the engine in enclosed areas. Operate only in a well-ventilated area.

Idle Speed
The idle speed inspection should be performed in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. This motorcycle is equipped with the Idle Speed Control valve. If the idle speed is disturbed, i ...

Drive Chain
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Other materials:

Balancer Installation
Position the crankshaft at #2, 3 positions TDC or at #1, 4 positions TDC. Install the balancer assembly as follows. Align the punch mark [A] on the weight and the projection [B] on the crankcase. Engage the balancer gear and the crankshaft gear. Insert the balancer shaft until it is bot ...

Special Tools
Bearing Driver Set: 57001-1129 Jack: 57001-1238 Bearing Remover Head, 25 × 28: 57001-1346 Bearing Remover Shaft, 13: 57001-1377 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608 ...

Braking
Close the throttle completely, leaving the clutch engaged (except when shifting gears) so that the engine will help slow down the motorcycle. Shift down one gear at a time so that you are in 1st gear when you come to a complete stop. When stopping, always apply both brakes at the ...