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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Fuel Tank Installation
Note the above WARNING (see Fuel Tank Removal). Run the hoses correctly (see Cable, Wire, and Hose Routing section in the Appendix chapter). Check that the dampers [A] are in place on the fuel tank. If the dampers are damaged or deteriorated, replace them. If the fuel tank brack ...

ESD Actuator Resistance Inspection
Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove the electronic steering damper unit (see Steering Damper Removal in the Steering chapter). Connect a digitalmeter to the ESD actuator connector [A]. Measure the ESD actuator resistance. ESD Actuator Resistance Connections: BK lead [1] ← ...

Transmission Assy Installation
Assemble the transmission assy (see Transmission Assy Assembly). Be sure that the dowel pins are in position. Install the transmission assy on the crankcase. Tighten: Torque - Transmission Case Bolts: 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m, 15 ft·lb) Install: Shift Shaft (see External Shift Mechani ...