Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Ball Bearing and Needle Bearing

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / General Information / Before Servicing / Ball Bearing and Needle Bearing

Do not remove pressed ball or needle unless removal is absolutely necessary. Replace with new ones whenever removed. Press bearings with the manufacturer and size marks facing out. Press the bearing into place by putting pressure on the correct bearing race as shown.

Pressing the incorrect race can cause pressure between the inner and outer race and result in bearing damage.

Ball Bearing and Needle Bearing


Liquid Gasket, Non-permanent Locking Agent
For applications that require Liquid Gasket or a Non-permanent Locking Agent, clean the surfaces so that no oil residue remains before applying liquid gasket or non-permanent locking agent. Do not ...

Oil Seal, Grease Seal
Do not remove pressed oil or grease seals unless removal is necessary. Replace with new ones whenever removed. Press new oil seals with manufacture and size marks facing out. Make sure the seal i ...

Other materials:

Coolant Deterioration Inspection
Remove the right lower fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Visually inspect the coolant in the reserve tank [A]. If whitish cotton-like wafts are observed, aluminum parts in the cooling system are corroded. If the coolant is brown, iron or steel parts are rusting. I ...

Clutch Installation
Apply engine oil to the needle bearing [A] and the sleeve [B]. Install: Needle Bearing Sleeve Install the clutch housing [A]. Fit the holes [B] and projections [C]. Engage the clutch housing gear and the crankshaft primary gear. Install the spacer [A] and the clutch ...

Oil Level Inspection
Check that the engine oil level is between the upper [A] and lower [B] levels in the gauge. NOTE Situate the motorcycle so that it is perpendicular to the ground. If the motorcycle has just been used, wait several minutes for all the oil to drain down. If the oil has just been changed, ...