Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Swingarm Bearing, Sleeve Inspection

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NOTICE

Do not remove the bearings for inspection. Removal may damage them.

Swingarm Bearing, Sleeve Inspection


The rollers and ball in a bearing normally wear very little, and wear is difficult to measure. Instead of measuring, visually inspect the bearing for abrasion, discoloration, or other damage.

If the needle bearing, and sleeve [B] show any sings of abnormal wear, discoloration, or damage, replace them as a set.

If bearing play, roughness, or binding is found, replace the bearing.

If the seal is torn or is leaking, replace the bearing.

Swingarm Bearing, Sleeve Inspection


Swingarm Bearing Lubrication

NOTE

Since the bearing are packed with grease and sealed, lubrication is not required.

Swingarm Bearing Installation
Replace the needle bearings, ball bearing, grease seals and circlip with new ones. Install the needle bearings, ball bearing, grease seals and circlip as shown in the figure. Insert the ne ...

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Rear Sprocket Warp Inspection
Raise the rear wheel off the ground with the stand so that it will turn freely. Set a dial gauge [A] against the rear sprocket [B] near the teeth as shown in the figure, and rotate [C] the rear wheel to measure the sprocket runout (warp). The difference between the highest and lowest di ...

Piston Ring, Piston Ring Groove Wear Inspection
Check for uneven groove wear by inspecting the ring seating. The rings should fit perfectly parallel to groove surfaces. If not, replace the piston and all the piston rings. With the piston rings in their grooves, make several measurements with a thickness gauge [A] to determine pisto ...

Wheel Inspection
Raise the front/rear wheel off the ground. Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608 Spin the wheel lightly, and check for roughness or binding. If roughness or binding is found, replace the hub bearings (see Hub Bearing Removal/Installation). Inspect the wh ...