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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Cam Wear Inspection
Remove the camshafts (see Camshaft Removal). Measure the height [A] of each cam with a micrometer. If the cams are worn down past the service limit, replace the camshaft. Cam Height Standard: Exhaust 35.043 35.157 mm (1.3796 1.3841 in.) Intake 38.243 38.357 mm (1.5056 1.5101 in. ...

Keys
This motorcycle has a combination key, which is used for the ignition switch, steering lock, seat lock, and fuel tank cap. Included with the key is a key number, which may be stamped on a separate plate. Record the key number in the space provided and store the number in a safe place. If y ...

Cylinder Head Installation
NOTE The camshaft cap is machined with the cylinder head, so if a new cylinder head is installed, use the cap that is supplied with the new head. Install the dowel pins. Replace the cylinder head gasket with a new one. Replace the cylinder head bolt washers with new ones. Apply molybden ...