Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Tightening Sequence

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / General Information / Before Servicing / Tightening Sequence

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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Service Code Reading
The service code(s) is displayed on the LCD by the number of two digits. NOTE The service code of the KIBS and ABS adds “b” at the left side of the code. The service code of the ESD adds “E” at the left side of the code. When there are a number of problems, all the serv ...

Oil Filter Replacement
Drain the engine oil (see Engine Oil Change). Remove the left lower fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Remove the oil filter [A] with the oil filter wrench [B]. Special Tool - Oil Filter Wrench: 57001-1249 Replace the filter with a new one. Apply grease t ...

Headlight Bulb Replacement
Turn the cover [A] counterclockwise, and remove it. Disconnect the headlight connector [A]. Open the clamp [B], and remove the bulb. NOTICE When handling the quartz-halogen bulb, never touch the glass portion with bare hands. Always use a clean cloth. Oil contamination from hand ...