Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Drive Chain

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Drive Chain

The drive chain slack and lubrication must be checked each day before riding the motorcycle and must be maintained in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart for safety and to prevent excessive wear. If the chain becomes badly worn or maladjusted - either too loose or too tight - the chain could jump off the sprockets or break.

WARNING

A chain that breaks or jumps off the sprockets could snag on the engine sprocket or lock the rear wheel, severely damaging the motorcycle and causing it to go out of control. Inspect the chain for damage and proper adjustment before each ride.

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 wit ...

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 ...

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Break-in
The first 1 600 km (1 000 mi) that the motorcycle is ridden is designated as the break-in period. If the motorcycle is not used carefully during this period, you may very well end up with a “broken down” instead of a “broken in” motorcycle after a few thousand kilometers. The fol ...

Fuel Consumption
This display mode shows the fuel consumption in Liter or Gallon by numerical value counted from the start of measuring to present time. A. Fuel Consumption B. “L” While the fuel consumption is displayed, push the lower button and hold it in until the fuel consumption values re ...

Subthrottle Sensor Input Voltage Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove the air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) Disconnect the subthrottle sensor connector and connect the harness adapter [A] between these connectors. Spec ...