Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Wheel Alignment Inspection

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If they do not, adjust the chain slack and align the wheel alignment (see Drive Chain Slack Adjustment).

NOTE

Wheel alignment can be also checked using the straightedge or string method.

Wheel Alignment Inspection


WARNING

Misalignment of the wheel will result in abnormal wear and may result in an unsafe riding condition.

Be sure the wheel is properly aligned.

Drive Chain Slack Adjustment
Remove the cotter pin [A], and loosen the rear axle nut [B]. Loosen the both chain adjuster locknuts [C]. If the chain is too loose, turn out the left and right chain adjusters [D] evenly. ...

Drive Chain Wear Inspection
Remove the chain cover (see Drive Chain Removal/Installation in the Final Drive chapter). Rotate the rear wheel to inspect the drive chain for damaged rollers, and loose pins and links If ...

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Rear Wheel Rotation Sensor Signal Abnormal (Service Code b 44)
Measure the air gap between the rear wheel rotation sensor and sensor rotor. Thickness Gauge [A] Air Gap Standard: 0.4 1.6 mm (0.02 0.06 in.) If the measurement is not the standard, check each part for deformation and looseness and correct accordingly. If the measurement is the sta ...

Valve Clearance
Valve and valve seat wear decreases valve clearance, upsetting valve timing. NOTICE If valve clearance is left unadjusted, wear will eventually cause the valves to remain partly open; which lowers performance, burns the valves and valve seats, and may cause serious engine damage. Valve cle ...

Compression Damping Force Adjustment
The compression damping force adjusters for high and low speeds are located on the gas reservoir at the left side of the rear shock absorber. A. High Speed Adjuster B. Low Speed Adjuster NOTE Turning the high speed adjuster has the low speed adjuster turning. Although the low speed adju ...