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
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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. ...

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