Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Wheel/Tire Damage Inspection

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If any damage is found, replace the wheel if necessary.

Wheel/Tire Damage Inspection


Tire Air Pressure Inspection
Remove the air valve cap. Measure the tire air pressure with an air pressure gauge [A] when the tires are cold (that is, when the motorcycle has not been ridden more than a mile during the pa ...

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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Key Registration
Case 1: When the ignition key has been lost or additional spare ignition key is required. Prepare a new spare ignition key. Cut the key in accordance with the shape of the current ignition key. Remove the rear seat (see Rear Seat Removal in the Frame chapter). Remove the immobilizer/K ...

Spring Preload Adjustment
The spring preload adjuster is located at the lower end of each front fork leg and can be adjusted. To increase spring preload and stiffen the suspension, turn the preload adjuster clockwise with a hexagon wrench. To decrease preload and soften the suspension, turn the preload adjust ...

Brake Pedal Installation
Apply grease to the brake pedal pivot shaft [A]. Install: Washers [B] Brake Pedal [C] Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of the brake pedal mounting bolt [D], and tighten it. Torque - Brake Pedal Mounting Bolt: 8.8 N·m (0.90 kgf·m, 78 in·lb) Install the re ...