Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Drive Chain Wear Inspection

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If there is any irregularity, replace the drive chain.

Lubricate the drive chain if it appears dry.

Drive Chain Wear Inspection


If any measurements exceed the service limit, replace the chain. Also, replace the front and rear sprockets when the drive chain is replaced.

Drive Chain 20-link Length

Standard: 317.5 318.2 mm
(12.50 12.53 in.)


Service Limit: 319 mm (12.6 in.)

WARNING

A chain that breaks or jumps off the sprockets could snag on the engine sprocket or lock the rear wheel, severely damaging the motorcycle and causing it to go out of control. Inspect the chain for damage and proper adjustment before each ride.

If chain wear exceeds the service limit, replace it with the standard chain. It is an endless type and should not be cut for installation.

Standard Chain

Make: ENUMA

Type: ( ZX1000JC/KC)
EK525RMX/3D (ZX1000JD/KD) EK525RMX2/3D

Link: 112 links

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 ...

Chain Guide Wear Inspection
Remove the swingarm (see Swingarm Removal in the Suspection chapter). Visually inspect the chain guide [A]. Replace the chain guide if it shows any signs of abnormal wear or damage. ...

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Balancer Installation
Position the crankshaft at #2, 3 positions TDC or at #1, 4 positions TDC. Install the balancer assembly as follows. Align the punch mark [A] on the weight and the projection [B] on the crankcase. Engage the balancer gear and the crankshaft gear. Insert the balancer shaft until it is bot ...

Stick Coil Installation
Apply a thin coat of grease [A] to the stick coils for easy installation. Insert the stick coils so that the coil heads align with the lines [B] on the cylinder head cover. NOTICE Do not tap the coil head while installing the coil. After installation, be sure the stick coils are ...

Exploded View
10. US, CA, CAL and AU Models 11. ZX1000JD/KD G: Apply grease. L: Apply a non-permanent locking agent. R: Replacement Parts S: Follow the specified tightening sequence. 1. US, CA and CAL Models 2. ZX1000J Model 3. ZX1000K Model 4. AU Model 5. Face the large diameter side re ...