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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Clutch Installation
Apply engine oil to the needle bearing [A] and the sleeve [B]. Install: Needle Bearing Sleeve Install the clutch housing [A]. Fit the holes [B] and projections [C]. Engage the clutch housing gear and the crankshaft primary gear. Install the spacer [A] and the clutch ...

Rear Shock Absorber Inspection
Remove the rear shock absorber (see Rear Shock Absorber Removal). Visually inspect the following items. Smooth Stroke Oil Leakage Crack or Dent If there is any damage to the rear shock absorber, replace it. Visually inspect the rubber bushing [A]. If it show any signs o ...

Crankshaft Main Bearing Insert/Journal Wear Inspection
Split the crankcase (see Crankcase Splitting). Cut strips of plastigage to journal width. Place a strip on each journal parallel to the crankshaft installed in the correct position. Tighten the crankcase bolts to the specified torque (see Crankcase Assembly). NOTE Do not turn ...