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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Air Intake Duct Disassembly (Other than US, CA and CAL Models)
Remove: Air Intake Duct (see Air Intake Duct Removal) Seal [A] and Screen [B] Turn the air intake valve actuator [C] counterclockwise (90°). Remove the shaft [A] of the air intake valve actuator. Remove: Pad [A] Screws [B] Air Intake Valve [C] ...

Stopping the engine
Close the throttle completely. Shift the transmission into neutral Turn the ignition key to “OFF”. Support the motorcycle on a firm, level surface with the side stand. Lock the steering. NOTE The motorcycle is equipped with a vehicle-down sensor, which causes the engine to sto ...

Compression Damping Force Adjustment
To adjust the compression damping force, turn the compression damping adjuster [A]. The standard adjuster setting is the 4 1/2 turns out from the fully clockwise position. WARNINGIf both adjusters are not adjusted equally, handling may be impaired and a hazardous condition ma ...