Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Hub Bearing Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Wheels/Tires / Hub Bearing / Hub Bearing Inspection

Since the hub bearings are made to extremely close tolerances, the clearance can not normally be measured.

NOTE

Do not remove any bearings for inspection. If any bearings are removed, they will need to be replaced with new ones.

If bearing play, roughness or binding is found, replace the bearing.

If the seal is torn or is leaking, replace the bearing.

Hub Bearing Inspection


Hub Bearing Lubrication

NOTE

Since the hub bearings are packed with grease and sealed, lubrication is not required.

Hub Bearing Installation
Before installing the hub bearings, blow any dirt or foreign particles out of the hub with compressed air to prevent contamination of the bearings. Replace the bearings with new ones. Insta ...

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Moving Off
Check that the side stand is up. Pull in the clutch lever. Shift into 1st gear. Open the throttle a little, and start to let out the clutch lever very slowly. As the clutch starts to engage, open the throttle a littlemore, giving the engine just enough fuel to keep it from stallin ...

Starter Clutch Installation
Replace the O-ring [A] with a new one and apply grease. Apply molybdenum disulfide grease to the starter clutch shaft [B]. Install: Starter Clutch [C] Spacer (Small Diameter) [D] Spacer (Large Diameter) [E] Starter Clutch Shaft Starter Clutch Shaft Holder [F] Turn the O-ring si ...

Connecting Rod Bend Inspection
Remove the connecting rod big end bearing inserts, and reinstall the connecting rod big end cap. Select an arbor [A] of the same diameter as the connecting rod big end, and insert the arbor through the connecting rod big end. Select an arbor of the same diameter as the piston pin and ...