Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Steering Play Inspection

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Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608

If the wheel binds or catches before the stop, the steering is too tight.

If you feel looseness, the steering is too loose.

Steering Play Inspection


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Steering
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Steering Play Adjustment
Remove: Steering Stem Head with Handlebars (see Handlebar Removal in the Steering chapter). Bend the claws [A] of the claw washer [B] straighten. Remove: Steering Stem Locknut [C] Claw ...

Other materials:

ECU Removal
NOTICE Never drop the ECU especially on a hard surface. Such a shock to the ECU can damage it. Remove the upper air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Element Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter). Lift up the ECU [A] with rubber protector [B] to disconnect the connectors [C]. ...

Crankshaft Sensor Removal
Remove: Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) Crankshaft Sensor Lead Connector [A] Remove: Right Lower Fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter) Bolts [A] Crankshaft Sensor Cover [B] and Gasket Oil Pressure Switch Terminal [C] ...

Clutch
Clutch Operation Inspection Pull the clutch lever just enough to take up the free play [A]. Measure the gap between the lever and the lever holder. If the gap is too wide, the clutch may not release fully. If the gap is too narrow, the clutch may not engage fully. In either case, adjust ...