Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Drive Chain Slack Adjustment

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Periodic Maintenance / Periodic Maintenance Procedures / Final Drive / Drive Chain Slack Adjustment

If the chain is too loose, turn out the left and right chain adjusters [D] evenly.

If the chain is too tight, turn in the left and right chain adjusters evenly, and kick the wheel forward.

Drive Chain Slack Adjustment


WARNING

Misalignment of the wheel will result in abnormal wear and may result in an unsafe riding condition.

Be sure the wheel is properly aligned.

Torque - Rear Axle Nut: 127 N·m (13.0 kgf·m, 94 ft·lb)

NOTE

Drive Chain Slack Adjustment


WARNING

A loose axle nut can lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or death. Tighten the axle nut to the proper torque and install a new cotter pin.

Drive Chain Slack Adjustment


Drive Chain Slack Inspection
NOTE Check the slack with the motorcycle setting on its sidestand. Clean the chain if it is dirty, and lubricate it if it appears dry. Check the wheel alignment (see Wheel Alignment Ins ...

Wheel Alignment Inspection
Check that the notch [A] on the alignment indicator [B] aligns with the same swingarm mark or position [C] that the other side alignment indicator notch aligns with. If they do not, adjust t ...

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Brake Light Switches
When either the front or rear brake is applied, the brake light goes on. The front brake light switch requires no adjustment, but the rear brake light switch should be adjusted in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. Inspection Turn the ignition key to “ON”. The brake ligh ...

Instrument display brightness control
The brightness of the tachometer LED segments and illumination of the multifunction meter are controlled automatically depending on the ambient brightness. A. Tachometer B. Ambient Brightness Sensor C. Multifunction Meter NOTE Be careful not to cover the ambient brightness sensor on th ...

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