Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Tire Installation

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Wheels/Tires / Tires / Tire Installation

WARNING

Some replacement tires may adversely affect handling and cause an accident resulting in serious injury or death. To ensure proper handling and stability, use only the recommended standard tires for replacement, inflated to the standard pressure.

NOTICE

Replace the air valve whenever the tire is replaced.

Do not reuse the air valve.

Remove the valve cap, lubricate the stem seal [A] with a soap and water solution or rubber lubricant, and pull [B] the valve stem through the rim from the inside out until it snaps into place.

NOTICE

Do not use engine oil or petroleum distillates to lubricate the stem because they will deteriorate the rubber.

Tire Installation


Tire Installation


Tire Installation


Tire Installation


WARNING

Overinflating a tire can cause it to explode, causing serious injury or death. Be sure to install the valve core whenever inflating the tire, and do not inflate the tire to more than 400 kPa (4.0 kgf/cm², 57 psi).

If the rim flanges and tire sidewall rim lines are not parallel, remove the valve core.

Tire Installation


Inflate the tire slightly above standard inflation.

Use a soap and water solution or submerge the tire, and check for bubbles that would indicate leakage.

Tire Removal
Remove: Wheels (see Front/Rear Wheel Removal) Valve Core (Let out the air) To maintain wheel balance, mark the valve stem position on the tire with chalk so that the tire can be reinstalled ...

Tire Repair
Currently two types of repair for tubeless tires have come into wide use. One type is called a temporary (external) repair which can be carried out without removing the tire from the rim, and the o ...

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Idle Speed Control Valve Actuator Resistance Inspection
Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove the air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Disconnect the idle speed control valve actuator connector [A]. Connect a digital meter to the idle speed control valve actuator connector [A] ...

Swingarm Bearing, Sleeve Inspection
NOTICE Do not remove the bearings for inspection. Removal may damage them. Inspect the needle bearings [A] and ball bearing installed in the swingarm. The rollers and ball in a bearing normally wear very little, and wear is difficult to measure. Instead of measuring, visually inspec ...

Sprocket Wear Inspection
Visually inspect the engine and rear sprocket teeth for wear and damage. If the teeth are worn as illustrated, replace the sprocket, and inspect the drive chain wear (see Drive Chain Wear Inspection in the Periodic Maintenance chapter). Worn Tooth (Engine Sprocket) [A] Worn Tooth (Rear ...