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 Filter Replacement
Drain the engine oil (see Engine Oil Change). Remove the left lower fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Remove the oil filter [A] with the oil filter wrench [B]. Special Tool - Oil Filter Wrench: 57001-1249 Replace the filter with a new one. Apply grease t ...

Wheel Inspection
Raise the front/rear wheel off the ground. Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608 Spin the wheel lightly, and check for roughness or binding. If roughness or binding is found, replace the hub bearings (see Hub Bearing Removal/Installation). Inspect the wh ...

Tail/Brake Light (LED) Removal/Installation
Remove: Upper Seat Cover (see Seat Cover Removal in the Frame chapter) Disconnect the tail/brake light connector [A]. Remove: Tail/Brake Light Mounting Screws [A] Bolts [B] and Brackets [C] Bolt [D] Remove the tail/brake light [A]. Bring down the rear fender rea ...