Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Tire Tread Wear Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Periodic Maintenance / Periodic Maintenance Procedures / Wheels/Tires / Tire Tread Wear Inspection

As the tire tread wears down, the tire becomes more susceptible to puncture and failure. An accepted estimate is that 90% of all tire failures occur during the last 10% of tread life (90% worn). So it is false economy and unsafe to use the tires until they are bald.

If any measurement is less than the service limit, replace the tire (see Tire Removal/Installation in the Wheels/Tires chapter).

Tire Tread Wear Inspection


Tread Depth Standard:

Front 3.6 mm (0.14 in.)

Rear 5.3 mm (0.21 in.)

Service Limit:

Front 1 mm (0.04 in.) (AT, CH, DE) 1.6 mm (0.06 in.)

Rear 2 mm (0.08 in.) (Up to 130 km/h (80 mph)) 3 mm (0.12 in.) (Over 130 km/h (80 mph))

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.

NOTE

Wheel/Tire Damage Inspection
Remove any imbedded stones [A] or other foreign particles [B] from tread. Visually inspect the tire for cracks and cuts, and replace the tire if necessary. Swelling or high spots indicate int ...

Wheel Bearing Damage Inspection
Raise the front wheel off the ground with the jack (see Front Wheel Removal in the Wheels/Tires chapter). Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608 Turn the handlebar a ...

Other materials:

KIBS Motor Relay Inspection (Service Code b 35)
Check the KIBS motor relay fuse (25 A) [A] (see Fuse Inspection in the Electrical System chapter) If the fuse is good, check the wiring continuity as follows. Disconnect: Battery Positive Cable (see Battery Removal in the Electrical System chapter) KIBS Hydraulic Unit Lead Connector (see ...

Amplifier Input Voltage Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove the upper fairing (see Upper Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Do not disconnect the connectors. Connect a digital meter to the amplifier connector [A] with needle adapter set. Special To ...

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 ...