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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Exhaust Butterfly Valve Cable Installation
Confirm whether pulley [A] is an angle shown in the figure. 41.7° ±7° [B] This position is original position of the pulley. NOTE Correct the position electrically after confirming the use is discontinued and there is no damage when differing from the angle of shown in the figure. ...

Average Mileage
This display mode shows the average mileage by numerical value counted from the start of measuring to present time. A. Average Mileage B. “AV km/L” While the average mileage is displayed, push the lower button and hold it in until the average mileage values resets to “– ...

System Components
1. KIBS ECU With input from the front and rear wheel sensors and front caliper hydraulic pressure, the KIBS ECU analyzes various conditions on the motorcycle, and with additional information from the FI ECU (engine speed, throttle position, gear position, and clutch actuation) precisely control ...