Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Drive Chain Slack Inspection

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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:

Steering Play Adjustment
Remove: Steering Stem Head with Handlebars (see Handlebar Removal in the Steering chapter). Bend the claws [A] of the claw washer [B] straighten. Remove: Steering Stem Locknut [C] Claw Washer Adjust the steering using the steering stem nut wrench [A]. Special Tool - Ste ...

Coolant Temperature Meter
The coolant temperature gauge indicates temperature of the engine coolant. The “ ” symbol is displayed if the coolant temperature meter is selected. A. Coolant Temperature Meter B. Warning Indicator Light (Red) C. “ ” Symbol If the coolant temperature is below 40°C (104°F ...

Warning/Indicator Lights
: When the transmission is in neutral, the neutral indicator light goes on. : When the headlight is on high beam, the high beam indicator light goes on. : When the turn signal switch is pushed to the left or right, the turn signal indicator light blinks. ...