Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Wheels

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Wheels

Tubeless tires are installed on the wheels of this motorcycle. The indications of “TUBELESS” on the tire side wall and the rim show that the tire and rim are specially designed for tubeless use.

Wheels


A. “TUBELESS” Mark

Wheels


A. “TUBELESS” Mark

The tire and rim form a leakproof unit by making airtight contacts at the tire chamfers and the rim flanges instead of using an inner tube.

WARNING

Installing a tube inside a tubeless- type tire can create excessive heat build up that can damage the tube and cause rapid deflation. The tires, rims, and air valves on this motorcycle are designed only for tubeless type wheels. The recommended standard tires, rims, and air valves must be used for replacement.

Do not install tube-type tires on tubeless rims. The beads may not seat properly on the rim causing tire deflation. Do not install a tube inside a tubeless tire. Excessive heat build-up may damage the tube causing tire deflation.

Tires

High Speed Compression Damping Adjustment
Turn the high speed compression damping force adjuster clockwise to increase damping force or counterclockwise to decrease it. NOTICE Do not turn the compression damping force adjuster b ...

Payload and Tire Pressure
Failure to maintain proper inflation pressures or observe payload limits for your tires may adversely affect handling and performance of yourmotorcycle and can result in loss of control. The maxi ...

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Spring Preload Adjustment
To adjust the spring preload, turn the spring preload adjuster [A]. The standard adjuster setting is the 6 turns in from the fully counterclockwise position. WARNINGIf both adjusters are not adjusted equally, handling may be impaired and a hazardous condition may result. B ...

Subthrottle Valve Actuator Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Remove the air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Turn the ignition switch to ON. Check to see that all the subthrottle valves [A] open and close smoothly. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. I ...

Starter Clutch Installation
Replace the O-ring [A] with a new one and apply grease. Apply molybdenum disulfide grease to the starter clutch shaft [B]. Install: Starter Clutch [C] Spacer (Small Diameter) [D] Spacer (Large Diameter) [E] Starter Clutch Shaft Starter Clutch Shaft Holder [F] Turn the O-ring si ...