Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Drive Chain Slack Inspection

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

Drive Chain Slack Inspection


NOTE

Check the wheel alignment (see Wheel Alignment Inspection).

Rotate the rear wheel to find the position where the chain is tightest.

Measure the vertical movement (chain slack) [A] midway between the sprockets.

If the chain slack exceeds the standard, adjust it.

Chain Slack Standard: 25 35 mm (1.0
1.4 in.)


Drive Chain Lubrication Condition Inspection
If a special lubricant is not available, a heavy oil such as SAE 90 is preferred to a lighter oil because it will stay on the chain longer and provide better lubrication. If the chain appears ...

Drive Chain Slack Adjustment
Remove the cotter pin [A], and loosen the rear axle nut [B]. Loosen the both chain adjuster locknuts [C]. If the chain is too loose, turn out the left and right chain adjusters [D] evenly. ...

Other materials:

Front Fork Inspection
Holding the brake lever, pump the front fork up and down several times to inspect smooth stroke. Visually inspect the front fork for oil leakage, scoring or scratches on the outer surface of the inner tube. If any doubt about the front fork, it should be checked by an authorized K ...

Before Servicing
Before starting to perform an inspection service or carry out a disassembly and reassembly operation on a motorcycle, read the precautions given below. To facilitate actual operations, notes, illustrations, photographs, cautions, and detailed descriptions have been included in each chapter w ...

Oil Pressure Switch Installation
Using a high flash-point solvent, clean off any oil or dirt that may be on the silicone sealant coating area. Dry them with a clean cloth. Apply silicone sealant to the threads of the oil pressure switch, and tighten it. Sealant - Liquid Gasket, TB1211: 56019-120 Torque - Oil Pressure ...