Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Tie-Rod and Rocker Arm Bearing Installation

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Suspension / Tie-Rod, Rocker Arm / Tie-Rod and Rocker Arm Bearing Installation

Screw the needle bearing driver into the driver holder.

Insert the needle bearing driver into the needle bearing and press the needle bearing.

NOTE

For a bearing of inner diameter 17, select the pressing
side of the needle bearing driver according to its pressing depth.

Special Tools - Bearing Driver Set: 57001-1129 Needle Bearing Driver, 17/
18: 57001 -1609

NOTE

Tie-Rod and Rocker Arm Bearing Installation


Needle Bearings [A] Oil Seals [B] Frame [C] Rear Shock Absorber [D] Swingarm [E] Tie-rod [F] Rocker Arms [G] 5.5 mm (0.22 in.) [H] 5.9 mm (0.23 in.) [I] Front [J] Right Side [K] Left Side [L]

Tie-Rod and Rocker Arm Bearing Removal
Remove: Tie-Rod (see Tie-Rod Removal) Rocker Arms (see Rocker Arm Removal) Swingarm (see Swingarm Removal) Sleeves [A] Oil Seals [B] Remove the needle bearings [C], using the bearing re ...

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 bearin ...

Other materials:

Brakes
Brake Wear Inspection Inspect the brakes for wear. For each front and rear disc brake caliper, if the thickness of either pad is less than 1 mm (0.04 in.), replace both pads in the caliper as a set. Pad replacement should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Lining Thickness B. ...

Cylinder Compression Measurement
NOTE Use the battery which is fully charged. Warm up the engine thoroughly. Stop the engine. Remove the spark plugs (see Spark Plug Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter). Attach the compression gauge [A] and adapter [B] firmly into the spark plug hole. Using the startermo ...

Air Cleaner Housing Removal
Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal). Disconnect the secondary fuel hose [A] from the delivery pipe of the nozzle assy [B] (see Fuel Hose Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter). Disconnect the secondary fuel injector connectors [C]. Free the lead from the grooves [D]. ...