Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Lubrication

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Drive Chain / Lubrication

Lubrication is necessary after riding through rain or on wet roads, or any time that the chain appears dry.

Use a lubricant for sealed chains to prevent deterioration of chain seals. If the chain is especially dirty, clean it using a cleaner for sealed chains following the instructions supplied by the chain cleaner manufacturer.

Lubrication


Wear Inspection
Remove the left front footpeg bracket bolts. A. Front Footpeg Bracket B. Bolts Remove the bolts and chain cover. A. Bolts B. Chain Cover Stretch the chain taut either by u ...

Brakes
Brake Wear Inspection Inspect the brakes for wear. For each front and rear disc brake caliper, if the thickness of either pad is less than 1 mm (0.04 in.), replace both pads in the caliper as a s ...

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Bolts, Nuts and Fasteners Tightness Inspection
Check the tightness of the bolts and nuts listed here. Also, check to see that each cotter pin is in place and in good condition. NOTE For the engine fasteners, check the tightness of them when the engine is cold (at room temperature). If there are loose fasteners, retighten them to ...

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Brake Disc Warp Inspection
Raise the wheel off the ground with the jack. Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608 For front disc inspection, turn the handlebar fully to one side. Set up a dial gauge against the disc [A] as shown in the figure and measure disc runout, while turning [B] the ...