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. ...

Other materials:

Shift Fork/Gear Groove Wear Inspection
Measure the thickness of the shift fork ears [A], and measure the width [B] of the gear grooves. If the thickness of a shift fork ear is less than the service limit, the shift fork must be replaced. Shift Fork Ear Thickness Standard: 5.7 6.0 mm (0.224 0.236 in.) Service Limit: 5.6 mm ...

KIBS System Circuit
1. Ignition Switch 2. Front Wheel Rotation Sensor 3. Front Brake Light Switch 4. Joint Connector C 5. Joint Connector D 6. ECU 7. Rear Wheel Rotation Sensor 8. Rear Brake Light Switch 9. Battery 12 V 8.6 Ah 10. Main Fuse 30 A 11. KIBS Motor Relay Fuse 30 A 12. KIBS Solenoid Valve Rela ...

External Shift Mechanism Installation
Install the gear positioning lever [A] as shown in the figure. Install: Spring [B] Washer [C] Tighten: Torque - Gear Positioning Lever Bolt [D]: 12 N·m (1.2 kgf·m, 106 in·lb) Assemble: Ratchet [A] Pawls [B] Pins [C] Springs [D] Install the shift ratchet ...