Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Wheel/Tire Damage Inspection

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

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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Rocker Arm Removal
Squeeze the brake lever slowly and hold it with a band. Remove the front footpeg bracket bolts. Raise the rear wheel off the ground with the jack (see Rear Shock Absorber Removal). Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608 Remove: Lower Rear Shock Absorber B ...

Spark Plug Condition Inspection
Remove the spark plugs (see Spark Plug Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter). Visually inspect the spark plugs. If the spark plug center electrode [A] and/or side electrode [B] are corroded or damaged, or if the insulator [C] is cracked, replace the plug. If the spark plug is ...

Engine Installation
Apply molybdenum disulfide grease to the threads of the adjusting collars [A]. Install the adjusting collars to crankcase backside until end of the threads. Install the adjusting collar [A] to the frame until end of the threads. Replace the engine mounting nuts with ne ...