Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Balance Weight Installation

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Wheels/Tires / Wheels (Rims) / Balance Weight Installation

If it does, discard it.

WARNING

Unbalanced wheels can create an unsafe riding condition. If the balance weight has any play on the rib of the rim, the blade and/or clip have been stretched. Replace the loose balance weight. Do not reuse used balance weight.

Balance Weight Installation


Balance Weight


NOTE

Slip the balance weight [A] onto the rib [B] by pushing or lightly hammering [C] the clip [D].

Left Side [E] Right Side [F]

Balance Weight Installation


Be sure to install the balance weight.

Balance Weight Installation


Check that the blade [A] and clip [B] are fully seated on the rim [C] and that the clip is hooked over the rib [D].

Left Side [E] Right Side [F]

Balance Weight Removal
Insert a regular tip screwdrivers [A] [B] between the rib [C] and weight [D] as shown in the figure. Pry the balance weight with two screwdrivers and remove the balance weight. Discard the ...

Tires
Air Pressure Inspection/Adjustment Refer to the Air Pressure Inspection in the Periodic Maintenance chapter. Tire Inspection Refer to the Wheel/Tire Damage Inspection in the Periodic Maintenance ...

Other materials:

Shift Fork Guide Pin/Drum Groove Wear Inspection
Measure the diameter of each shift fork guide pin [A], and measure the width [B] of each shift drum groove. If the guide pin on any shift fork is less than the service limit, the fork must be replaced. Shift Fork Guide Pin Diameter Standard: 6.9 7.0 mm (0.272 0.276 in.) Service Limit: ...

Connecting Rod Twist Inspection
With the big-end arbor [A] still on V block [C], hold the connecting rod horizontally and measure the amount that the arbor [B] varies from being paralleled with the surface plate over a 100 mm (3.94 in.) length of the arbor to determine the amount of connecting rod twist. If the conne ...

Water Pump Inspection
Remove the left lower fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Check the drainage outlet passage [A] at the bottom of the water pump body for coolant leaks. If the mechanical seal is damaged, the coolant leaks through the seal and drains through the passage. Replace th ...