Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Lubrication

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

It is important to lubricate rotating or sliding parts during assembly to minimize wear during initial operation. Lubrication points are called out throughout this manual, apply the specific oil or grease as specified.

Lubrication


Direction of Engine Rotation

When rotating the crankshaft by hand, the free play amount of rotating direction will affect the adjustment. Rotate the crankshaft to positive direction (clockwise viewed from output side).

Direction of Engine Rotation


Oil Seal, Grease Seal
Do not remove pressed oil or grease seals unless removal is necessary. Replace with new ones whenever removed. Press new oil seals with manufacture and size marks facing out. Make sure the seal i ...

Electrical Leads
A two-color lead is identified first by the primary color and then the stripe color. Unless instructed otherwise, electrical leads must be connected to those of the same color. Instrument Use ...

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ECU Power Supply Inspection
Remove the upper air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Element Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter). Visually inspect the ECU connectors. If the connector is clogged with mud or dust, blow it off with compressed air. Remove the ECU (see ECU Removal). Visually inspect the ...

Engine Oil Change
Situate the motorcycle so that it is vertical after warming up the engine. Remove the engine oil drain bolt [A] to drain the oil. The oil in the oil filter can be drained by removing the filter (see Oil Filter Replacement). Replace the drain bolt gasket [B] with a new one. Tighten t ...

Check 2-3: Intake Air Temperature Inspection
Disconnect the intake air temperature sensor connector [A] (see Intake Air Temperature Sensor Removal in the Self-Diagnosis System chapter). Connect the variable rheostat [B] to the R/BK lead [C] and BR/BK lead [D] terminals. Turn the ignition switch to ON. Read the temperatur ...