Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Swingarm Installation

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Suspension / Swingarm / Swingarm Installation

Replace the chain guide if it shows any signs of abnormal wear or damage.

Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of the chain guide bolt [B].

Swingarm Installation


Swingarm Installation


Swingarm Installation


NOTE

Tighten the swingarm pivot shaft until the clearance [C] between the ball bearing [D] and collar come to 0 mm (0 in.).

Swingarm Installation


Torque - Swingarm Pivot Shaft: 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m, 15 ft·lb)

Special Tool - Swingarm Pivot Nut Wrench: 57001-1597

Torque - Swingarm Pivot Adjusting Collar Locknut: 98 N·m (10.0 kgf·m, 72 ft·lb)

Torque - Swingarm Pivot Shaft Nut: 108 N·m (11.0 kgf·m, 80 ft·lb)

Swingarm Removal
Remove: Rear Wheel (see Rear Wheel Removal in the Wheels/Tires chapter) Mud Guard with Rear Brake Hose (see Mud Guard Removal in the Frame chapter) Rocker Arm (see Rocker Arm Removal) R ...

Swingarm Bearing Removal
Remove: Swingarm (see Swingarm Removal) Collar [A] Oil Seals [B] Sleeve [C] Circlip [D] (Right Side) Special Tool - Inside Circlip Pliers: 57001-143 Remove the ball bearing and ...

Other materials:

Oil Pump Removal
Remove: Coolant (Drain, see Coolant Change in the Periodic Maintenance chapter) Engine Oil (Drain, see Engine Oil Change in the Periodic Maintenance chapter) Sidestand Switch Lead Connector [A] (Disconnect) Bolt [B] and Water Pipe [C] Water Pump Cover Bolts [D] Water Pump Cover [E ...

Battery Maintenance
It is the owner’s responsibility to keep the battery fully charged. Failure to do so can lead to battery failure and leave you stranded. If you are riding your vehicle infrequently, inspect the battery voltage weekly using a voltmeter. If it drops below 12.8 volts, the battery should be ...

Switch Inspection
Using a hand tester, check to see that only the connections shown in the table have continuity. Special Tool - Hand Tester: 57001-1394 For the switch housings and the ignition switch, refer to the tables in the Wiring Diagram. If the switch has an open or short, repair it or replace it w ...