Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Wheel Alignment Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Periodic Maintenance / Periodic Maintenance Procedures / Final Drive / Wheel Alignment Inspection

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


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

Wheel Alignment Inspection


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 ...

Other materials:

Radiator and Cooling Fan
Check the radiator fins for obstruction by insects or mud. Clean off any obstructions with a stream of low-pressure water. WARNINGThe cooling fan spins at high speed and can cause serious injuries. Keep your hands and clothing away from the cooling fan blades at all times. ...

Engine Oil Flow Chart
1. Oil Screen 2. Oil Pump 3. Oil Pressure Relief Valve 4. Oil Filter 5. Oil Pipe 6. Oil Cooler 7. Balancer Oil Passage 8. Main Oil Passage 9. Crankshaft Oil Passage 10. Oil Pressure Switch 11. Camshaft Oil Passages 12. Drive Shaft Oil Passage 13. Output Shaft Oil Passage 14. Starter ...

Oil Seal, Grease Seal
Do not remove pressed oil or grease seals unless removal is necessary. Replace with new ones whenever removed. Press new oil seals with manufacture and size marks facing out. Make sure the seal is aligned properly when installing. Apply specified grease to the lip of seal before installing ...