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 ...

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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. Measure the tread depth a ...

Rebound Damping Force Adjustment
To adjust the rebound damping force, turn the rebound damping adjuster [A]. The standard adjuster setting is the 3 3/4 turns out from the fully clockwise position. WARNINGIf both adjusters are not adjusted equally, handling may be impaired and a hazardous condition may res ...

Coolant Filling
Remove the bolts and quick rivets. Detach the tabs and remove the right fairing and cover. A. Bolts B. Quick Rivet C. Large Quick Rivet D. Tabs E. Right Fairing and Cover NOTE The right fairing and cover uses the quick rivets and large quick rivet. The large quick rivet ca ...