Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Force

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / General Information / Before Servicing / Force

Use common sense during disassembly and assembly, excessive force can cause expensive or hard to repair damage.

When necessary, remove screws that have a non -permanent locking agent applied using an impact driver.

Use a plastic-faced mallet whenever tapping is necessary.

Force


Tightening Sequence
Generally, when installing a part with several bolts, nuts, or screws, start them all in their holes and tighten them to a snug fit. Then tighten them according to the specified sequence to prevent ...

Gasket, O-ring
Hardening, shrinkage, or damage of both gaskets and O-rings after disassembly can reduce sealing performance. Remove old gaskets and clean the sealing surfaces thoroughly so that no gasket materi ...

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Radiator Hose and Pipe Inspection (coolant leak, damage, installation condition)
The high pressure inside the radiator hose can cause coolant to leak [A] or the hose to burst if the line is not properly maintained. Visually inspect the hoses for signs of deterioration. Squeeze the hoses. A hose should not be hard and brittle, nor should it be soft or swollen. Repl ...

Valve Removal
Remove the cylinder head (see Cylinder Head Removal). Remove the valve lifter and shim. Mark and record the valve lifter and shim locations so they can be installed in their original positions. Using the valve spring compressor assembly, remove the valve. Special Tools - Valve ...

Front Fork
The front fork operation and oil leakage should be checked in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. For various riding or load conditions the front fork can be adjusted for: Spring preload Rebound damping force Compression damping force WARNINGImproper fork leg adju ...