Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Armature Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Electrical System / Electric Starter System / Armature Inspection

Special Tool - Hand Tester: 57001-1394

If there is a high resistance or no reading (∞) between any two segments, a winding is open and the starter motor must be replaced.

If there is any reading at all, the armature has a short and the starter motor must be replaced.

Armature Inspection


Even if the foregoing checks show the armature to be good, it may be defective in some manner not readily detectable with the hand tester. If all other starter motor and starter motor circuit components check good, but the starter motor still does not turn over or only turns over weakly, replace the starter motor with a new one.

Commutator Cleaning and Inspection
Clean the metallic debris off the between commutator segments [A]. NOTE Do not use emery or sand paper on the commutator. Check the commutator for damage or abnormal wear. Replace ...

Brush Lead Inspection
Using the × 1 Ω hand tester range, measure the resistance as shown. Right-hand End Cover and Negative Brushes [A] Terminal Bolt and Positive Brushes [B] Special Tool - Hand Te ...

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Check 3-5: Warning Indicator Light (Red LED) (Oil Pressure Warning) Inspection
Connect the leads in the same circuit as Check 3-2. Connect the terminal [10] to the battery (–) terminal. Check that the oil pressure warning symbol [A] and the warning indicator light (Red LED) [B] go on. If the indicator light does not go on, replace the meter unit. ...

The odometer shows the total distance in kilometers or miles that the vehicle has run. If the odometer is displayed, the “ODO” is displayed on the multifunction display. This meter cannot be reset. A. Odometer B. “ODO” NOTE The data are maintained even if the battery is disco ...

Front Fork Assembly
Replace the following parts with new ones. Slide Bushing Guide Bushing Oil Seal Install the following parts to the inner tube [A]. Dust Seal [B] Retaining Ring [C] Apply grease to the oil seal lips. Install the oil seal [A] so that the stamp side faces lower side. Insta ...