Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Wheel Inspection

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Wheel Inspection


If roughness or binding is found, replace the hub bearings (see Hub Bearing Removal/Installation).

If there is any damage to the wheel, replace the wheel.

If rim runout exceeds the service limit, check the hub bearings (see Hub Bearing Inspection).

If the problem is not due to the bearings, replace the wheel.

Rim Runout (with tire installed) Standard: Axial TIR 0.5 mm (0.02 in.) or less

Radial TIR 0.8 mm (0.03 in.) or less

Service Limit: Axial TIR 1.0 mm (0.04 in.)

Radial TIR 1.0 mm (0.04 in.)

WARNING

Damaged wheel parts may fail and cause an accident resulting in serious injury or death. Never attempt to repair a damaged wheel part. If the wheel part is damaged, it must be replaced with a new one.

Rear Wheel Installation
Apply high-temperature grease to the grease seal lips. Fit the collars on the both sides of the hub. Left Side Collar [A] Right Side Collar [B] (with Flange) Engage the drive chai ...

Axle Inspection
Remove the front and rear axles (see Front/Rear Wheel Removal). Visually inspect the front and rear axle for damages. If the axle is damaged or bent, replace it. Place the axle in V bloc ...

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Coolant Level Inspection
NOTE Check the level when the engine is cold (room or ambient temperature). Check the coolant level in the reserve tank [A] with the motorcycle held perpendicular (Do not use the sidestand). If the coolant level is lower than the “L” level line [B], remove the upper fairing assembly (s ...

Crankcase Splitting
Remove the engine (see Engine Removal in the Engine Removal/Installation chapter). Set the engine on a clean surface and hold the engine steady while parts are being removed. Remove: Cylinder Head (see Cylinder Head Removal in the Engine Top End chapter) Starter Motor (see Starter M ...

Front Wheel Rotation Sensor Removal
NOTICE The wheel rotation sensor should be handled carefully, never struck sharply, as with a hammer, or allowed to fall on a hard surface since the wheel rotation sensor is precision made. Be careful not to get water or mud on the wheel rotation sensor. Do not try to disassemble or repair t ...