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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Valve Seat Inspection
Remove the valve (see Valve Removal). Check the valve seating surface [A] between the valve [B] and valve seat [C]. Measure the outside diameter [D] of the seating pattern on the valve seat. If the outside diameter is too large or too small, repair the seat (see Valve Seat Repair). Val ...

Drive Chain Lubrication Condition Inspection
If a special lubricant is not available, a heavy oil such as SAE 90 is preferred to a lighter oil because it will stay on the chain longer and provide better lubrication. If the chain appears especially dirty, clean it before lubrication. NOTICE The O-rings between the side plates seal ...

Water Temperature Sensor Inspection
Remove the water temperature sensor (see Water Temperature Sensor Removal/Installation in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Suspend the sensor [A] in a container of coolant so that the temperature-sensing projection [C] is submerged. Suspend an accurate thermometer [B] with temperature ...