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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Subthrottle Sensor Resistance Inspection
Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Disconnect the subthrottle sensor connector. Connect a digital meter [A] to the subthrottle sensor connector [B]. Measure the subthrottle sensor resistance. Subthrottle Sensor Resistance Connections: BL lead [D] ←→ BR/BK lead [C] Standard: ...

Air Suction Valve Installation
Install the air suction valve so that opening [A] of the reed faces downward. Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of the air suction valve cover bolts [A], and tighten them. Torque - Air Suction Valve Cover Bolts: 9.8 N·m (1.0 kgf·m, 87 in·lb) ...

Caliper Rubber Parts Replacement
Front Caliper Disassembly Remove: Front Caliper (see Front Caliper Removal in the Brakes chapter) Brake Pads (see Front Brake Pad Removal in the Brakes chapter) Remove: Front Caliper Assembly Bolts [A] Split the front caliper. Remove: Pad Spring O-ring [A] U ...