Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Tightening Sequence

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Generally, when installing a part with several bolts, nuts, or screws, start them all in their holes and tighten them to a snug fit. Then tighten them according to the specified sequence to prevent case warpage or deformation which can lead to malfunction. Conversely when loosening the bolts, nuts, or screws, first loosen all of them by about a quarter turn and then remove them. If the specified tightening sequence is not indicated, tighten the fasteners alternating diagonally.

Tightening Sequence


Tightening Torque

Incorrect torque applied to a bolt, nut, or screw may lead to serious damage. Tighten fasteners to the specified torque using a good quality torque wrench.

Tightening Torque


Replacement Parts
Replacement parts must be KAWASAKI genuine or recommended by KAWASAKI. Gaskets, O-rings, oil seals, grease seals, circlips, cotter pins or self-locking nuts must be replaced with new ones whenever ...

Force
Use common sense during disassembly and assembly, excessive force can cause expensive or hard to repair damage. When necessary, remove screws that have a non -permanent locking agent applied usin ...

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Brake Disc Wear Inspection
Measure the thickness of each disc [A] at the point where it has worn the most. If the disc has worn past the service limit, replace it. Measuring Area [B] Brake Disc Thickness Standard: Front 5.3 5.7 mm (0.21 0.22 in.) Rear 4.8 5.2 mm (0.19 0.20 in.) Service Limit: Front 5. ...

Starter Motor Installation
NOTICE Do not tap the starter motor shaft or body. Tapping the shaft or body could damage the motor. Clean the starter motor legs [A] and crankcase where the starter motor is ground. Replace the O-ring [A] with a new one. Apply grease to the new O-ring. Tighten: Torque - Starter ...

Steering Play Inspection
Remove the lower fairings (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Raise the front wheel off the ground with the jack. Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608 With the front wheel pointing straight ahead, alternately tap each end of the handlebar. The f ...