Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Steering Play Adjustment

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Steering Play Adjustment


Special Tool - Steering Stem Nut Wrench: 57001-1100

If the steering is too tight, loosen the steering stem nut [B] a fraction of a turn.

If the steering is too loose, tighten the steering stem nut a fraction of a turn.

Steering Play Adjustment


NOTE

Turn the steering stem nut 1/8 turn at time maximum.

Steering Play Adjustment


NOTE

Tighten the stem head nut first, then the upper front fork clamp bolts.

Torque - Steering Stem Head Nut: 78 N·m (8.0 kgf·m, 58 ft·lb) Front Fork Clamp Bolts (Upper): 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m, 15 ft·lb)

WARNING

If the handlebar does not turn to the steering stop it may cause an accident resulting in injury or death.

Be sure the cables, harnesses and hoses are routed properly and do not interfere with handlebar movement (see Cable, Wire, and Hose Routing section in the Appendix chapter).

If the steering is still too tight or too loose, repeat the adjustment.

Steering Play Inspection
Remove the lower fairings (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Raise the front wheel off the ground with the jack. Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608 ...

Steering Stem Bearing Lubrication
Remove the steering stem (see Stem, Stem Bearing Removal in the Steering chapter). Using a high flash-point solvent, wash the upper and lower ball bearings [A] in the cages. Wipe the upper ...

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Water Pump Housing Disassembly
NOTICE Do not damage the hole wall of the water pump housing. Insert a bar [A] into the pump housing [B], and hammer evenly around the circumference of the mechanical seal bottom [C]. Take the oil seal [A] out of the housing [B] with a hook [C]. ...

Piston Wear Inspection
Measure the outside diameter [A] of each piston 5 mm (0.20 in.) [B] up from the bottom of the piston at a right angle to the direction of the piston pin. If the measurement is under service limit, replace the piston. Piston Diameter Standard: 75.959 75.974 mm (2.9905 2.9911 in.) ...

Coolant Reserve Tank Installation
Install the following to the coolant reserve tank [A]. Pad [B] Gasket [C] Cap [D] Collar [E] Install the coolant reserve tank and tighten the bolt [F]. Run the hoses correctly (see Cable,Wire, and Hose Routing section in the Appendix chapter). Fill the coolant reserve tank with ...