Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Rocker Arm Operation Inspection

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If the rocker arm [A] does not smoothly stroke or noise is found, inspect the fasteners and bearings (see Tie-Rod/Rocker Arm Bearing, Sleeve Inspection in the Suspension chapter).

Rocker Arm Operation Inspection


In this photo, the foot guard has been removed for clarity.

Front Forks/Rear Shock Absorber Operation Inspection
Pump the forks down and up [A] 4 or 5 times, and inspect the smooth stroke. If the forks do not smoothly or noise is found, inspect the fork oil level or fork clamps (see Front Fork Oil Chang ...

Tie-Rod Operation Inspection
Pump the rear seat down and up 4 or 5 times, and inspect the smooth stroke. If the tie-rod [A] do not smoothly stroke or noise is found, inspect the fasteners and tie-rod bearings (see Tie-R ...

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Shift Pedal Installation
Install the rubber damper to the shift pedal. Turn the chamfered side to inside. Assemble: Shift Lever [A] and Locknut [B] (Left-hand Thread) Shift Pedal [C] and Locknut [D] Tie-Rod [E] Turn the grooved end [F] of the tie-rod to the shift lever. Apply grease to the sliding ...

Swingarm Bearing, Sleeve Inspection
NOTICE Do not remove the bearings for inspection. Removal may damage them. Inspect the needle bearings [A] and ball bearing installed in the swingarm. The rollers and ball in a bearing normally wear very little, and wear is difficult to measure. Instead of measuring, visually inspec ...

Lower Fairing Installation
Installation is the reverse of removal. Note the following. When installing the pad [A], align the edge of the pad and the marking of the fairing [B]. When installing the pad [C], align the edge of the pad and the fairing [D], and fit the edge of the pad to the boss [E]. Insert the hoo ...