Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Drive Chain Removal/Installation

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Final Drive / Drive Chain / Drive Chain Removal/Installation

NOTE

Since the drive chain is installed through the swingarm, The chain can not be removed other than by cutting it.

Prepare the new link pin, link plate, grease seals, and tools for rejoining the chain.

Remove: Bolts [A] Front Footpeg Bracket [B]

Drive Chain Removal/Installation


Remove: Bolts [A] Chain Cover [B]

Drive Chain Removal/Installation


NOTICE

For safety, if the drive chain shall be replaced, replace it using a recommended tool.

Recommended Tool - Type: EK Joint Tool #50 Brand: ENUMA

Body [A] Handlebar [B] Cutting and Riveting Pin [C] For Cutting [D] For Riveting [E] Plate Holder (A) [F] Plate Holder (B) [G] Gauge [H]

Drive Chain Removal/Installation


Drive Chain Removal/Installation


Drive Chain Removal/Installation


Drive Chain Removal/Installation


Drive Chain Removal/Installation


Drive Chain Removal/Installation


Drive Chain Removal/Installation


Drive Chain Removal/Installation


Drive Chain Removal/Installation


Drive Chain Removal/Installation


Drive Chain Removal/Installation


Link Pin Outside Diameter Standard: 5.6 6.0 mm (0.22
0.24 in.)


Link Plates Outside Width Standard: (ZX1000JD/KD) 19.15 19.30
mm (0.754
0.760 in.) (ZX1000JC/KC) 19.35
19.55 mm (0.762

0.770 in.)

Drive Chain Removal/Installation


If the reading exceeds the specified length, cut and rejoin the chain again.

Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the bolts [B] and tighten them.

Torque - Front Footpeg Bracket Bolts: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb)

Drive Chain Removal/Installation


Drive Chain Slack Inspection
Refer to the Drive Chain Slack Inspection in the Periodic Maintenance chapter. Drive Chain Slack Adjustment Refer to the Drive Chain Slack Adjustment in the Periodic Maintenance chapter. Wheel A ...

Sprocket, Coupling
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Other materials:

Oil and/or Oil Filter Change
To change the engine oil and replace oil filter, the engine oil drain bolt and oil filter must be removed. The oil change and oil filter replacement should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Engine Oil Drain Bolt A. Oil Filter WARNINGEngine oil is a toxic s ...

Caliper Fluid Seal Damage
The fluid seal (piston seal) [A] is placed around the piston to maintain clearance between the pad and the disc. If the seal is in a poor condition, it could lead the pad to wear excessively or the brake to drag, which may cause the temperature of the discs or the brake fluid to increase. Re ...

Rebound Damping Force Adjustment
To adjust the rebound damping force, turn the rebound damping adjuster [A] to the desired position. The standard adjuster setting is the 1 3/4 turns out from the fully clockwise position. Rebound Damping Force Adjustment ...