Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Wear Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Drive Chain / Wear Inspection

Wear Inspection


A. Front Footpeg Bracket

B. Bolts

Wear Inspection


A. Bolts

B. Chain Cover

Chain Slack Adjustment


A. Measure

B. Weight

Drive Chain 20-Link Length


NOTE

Tightening Torque


WARNING

For safety, use only the standard chain. It is an endless type and should not be cut for installation; have it installed by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.

NOTE

Sprocket wear is exaggerated for illustration.

See Service Manual for wear limits.

Wear Inspection


A. Good Teeth

B. Worn Teeth

C. Damaged Teeth

Chain Slack Adjustment
Remove the cotter pin, and loosen the axle nut. Loosen the left and right chain adjuster locknuts. A. Axle Nut B. Cotter Pin C. Adjuster D. Locknut If the chain is too loose, tu ...

Lubrication
Lubrication is necessary after riding through rain or on wet roads, or any time that the chain appears dry. Use a lubricant for sealed chains to prevent deterioration of chain seals. If the chain ...

Other materials:

Air Cleaner Oil Draining
A drain hose is connected to the bottom of the air cleaner to drain water or oil accumulated in the cleaner part. Visually check the drain hose [A] if the water or oil accumulates. If any water or oil accumulates in the hose, remove the plug [B] from the drain hose and drain it. ...

Valve Clearance Adjustment
To change the valve clearance, remove the camshafts (see Camshaft Removal in the Engine Top End chapter) and valve lifters. Replace the shim with one of a different thickness. NOTE Mark and record the locations of the valve lifters and shims so that they can be reinstalled in their ...

Water Pump Housing Disassembly
NOTICE Do not damage the hole wall of the water pump housing. Insert a bar [A] into the pump housing [B], and hammer evenly around the circumference of the mechanical seal bottom [C]. Take the oil seal [A] out of the housing [B] with a hook [C]. ...