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:

Radiator Hose and O-ring Replacement
Drain the coolant (see Coolant Change). Remove: Upper Fairing Assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly Removal in the Frame chapter) Thermostat Housing [A] (see Thermostat Removal in the Cooling System chapter) Oil Cooler [B] (see Oil Cooler Removal in the Engine Lubrication System chap ...

Rocker Arm/Tie-Rod Bearing, Sleeve Inspection
NOTICE Do not remove the bearings for inspection. Removal may damage them. Visually inspect the rocker arm, or tie-rod sleeves [A] and needle bearings [B]. The rollers in a needle bearing normally wear very little, and wear is difficult to measure. Instead of measuring, inspect the ...

Exhaust Butterfly Valve Actuator Sensor Input Voltage Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove the front seat (see Front Seat Removal in the Frame chapter). Remove the screws [A] and the exhaust butterfly valve actuator temporarily with the cables installed. Disconnect the exhaust butterf ...