Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Wheel Bearing Damage Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Periodic Maintenance / Periodic Maintenance Procedures / Wheels/Tires / Wheel Bearing Damage Inspection

Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608

If roughness, binding or noise is found, remove the front wheel and inspect the wheel bearing (see Front Wheel Removal, Hub Bearing Inspection in the Wheels/Tires chapter).

Wheel Bearing Damage Inspection


If roughness, binding or noise is found, remove the rear wheel and inspect the wheel bearing (see Rear Wheel Removal, Hub Bearing Inspection in the Wheels/Tires chapter) and coupling (see Coupling Bearing Inspection in the Final Drive chapter).

Wheel Bearing Damage Inspection


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 ...

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Exhaust Pipe Removal
Remove: Radiator (see Radiator and Radiator Fan Removal in the Cooling System chapter) Exhaust Pipe Clamp Bolt [A] (Loosen) Remove the exhaust pipe holder nuts [A], and pull out the exhaust pipe [B] forward from the premuffler chamber. ...

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 ...

Coupling Bearing Inspection
Since the coupling bearing is made to extremely close tolerances, the clearance can not normally be measured. NOTE It is not necessary to remove the coupling bearing for inspection. If the bearing is removed, it will need to be replaced with a new one. Turn the bearing in the coupling b ...