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 ...

Tie-Rod, Rocker Arm
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Other materials:

Exploded View
EO: Apply engine oil. G: Apply grease. L: Apply a non-permanent locking agent. M: Apply molybdenum disulfide grease. MO: Apply molybdenum disulfide oil solution. (mixture of the engine oil and molybdenum disulfide grease in a weight ratio 10:1) R: Replacement Parts S: Follow the s ...

Break-in
The first 1 600 km (1 000 mi) that the motorcycle is ridden is designated as the break-in period. If the motorcycle is not used carefully during this period, you may very well end up with a “broken down” instead of a “broken in” motorcycle after a few thousand kilometers. The fol ...

Specifications
Connecting Rod Big End Bearing Insert Selection Crankshaft Main Bearing Insert Selection *: The bearing inserts for Nos. 2 and 4 journals have an oil groove, respectively. ...