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 ...

Other materials:

Clutch Cover Installation
Using a cleaning fluid, clean off any oil or dirt that may be on the silicone sealant coating area. Dry them with a clean cloth. Apply silicone sealant to the area [A] where the mating surface of the crankcase touches the clutch cover gasket. Sealant - Liquid Gasket, TB1211F: 92104-000 ...

Special Tools
Bearing Puller: 57001-135 Head Pipe Outer Race Press Shaft: 57001-1075 Steering Stem Nut Wrench: 57001-1100 Bearing Driver Set: 57001-1129 Steering Stem Bearing Driver, 42.5: 57001-1344 Steering Stem Bearing Driver Adapter, 41.5: 57001-1345 Head Pipe Outer Race Driver, 55: 57001- ...

Transmission Shaft Disassembly
Remove the transmission shafts (see Transmission Shaft Removal). Remove the circlips, and then disassemble the transmission shafts. Special Tool - Outside Circlip Pliers: 57001-144 The 5th gear [A] on the output shaft has three steel balls assembled into it for the positive neutral fin ...