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. ...

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Engine Stop Switch Operation Inspection
First Step Set the gear position in the neutral position. Turn the ignition switch to ON. Turn the engine stop switch to stop position [A]. Push the starter button. The engine does not start. If the engine starts, inspect the engine stop switch (see Switch Inspection in the Electri ...

Hub Bearing Removal
Remove the wheels (see Front/Rear Wheel Removal), and take out the following. Collars Coupling (Out of rear hub) Grease Seals Use the bearing remover to remove the hub bearings [A]. NOTICE Do not lay the wheel on the ground with the disc facing down. This can damage or warp the d ...

Starter Clutch Removal
Remove: Torque Limiter (see Torque Limiter Removal) Transmission Assy (see Transmission Assy Removal) Starter Clutch Shaft Holder Bolt [A] Starter Clutch Shaft Bolt [B] Starter Clutch Shaft Holder [C] Remove the starter clutch shaft [A] using a suitable M8 bolt [B]. Take ...