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:

For Primary Fuel Injectors
Remove the air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal). Disconnect the injector connector and connect the harness adapter [A] between these connectors as shown in the figure. Main Harness [B] Primary Fuel Injector #1 [C] Special Tool - Measuring Adapter: 57001-1700 ...

Idle Speed Control Valve Actuator Removal
NOTICE Never drop the idle speed control valve actuator especially on a hard surface. Such a shock to the actuator can damage it. Remove: Throttle Body Assy (see Throttle Body Assy Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) Idle Speed Control Valve Actuator Retainer Screws [A] Idle Spe ...

Nozzle Assy Disassembly
Remove the nozzle assy (see Nozzle Assy Removal). Pull out the secondary fuel injectors [A] from the delivery pipe assy [B]. NOTE Do not damage the insertion portions of the injectors when they are pulled out from the delivery pipe assy. NOTICE Never drop the secondary fuel injecto ...