Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Before Servicing

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / General Information / Before Servicing

Before starting to perform an inspection service or carry out a disassembly and reassembly operation on a motorcycle, read the precautions given below. To facilitate actual operations, notes, illustrations, photographs, cautions, and detailed descriptions have been included in each chapter wherever necessary. This section explains the items that require particular attention during the removal and reinstallation or disassembly and reassembly of general parts.

Especially note the following.

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Battery Ground
Before completing any service on the motorcycle, disconnect the battery cables from the battery to prevent the engine from accidentally turning over. Disconnect the ground cable (–) first and the ...

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Oil Pressure Relief Valve Inspection
Remove the oil pressure relief valve (see Oil Pressure Relief Valve Removal). Check to see if the valve [A] slides smoothly when pushing it in with a wooden or other soft rod, and see if it comes back to its seat by spring [B] pressure. NOTE Inspect the valve in its assembled stat ...

Valve Clearance
Valve and valve seat wear decreases valve clearance, upsetting valve timing. NOTICE If valve clearance is left unadjusted, wear will eventually cause the valves to remain partly open; which lowers performance, burns the valves and valve seats, and may cause serious engine damage. Valve cle ...

Air Intake Duct Disassembly (Other than US, CA and CAL Models)
Remove: Air Intake Duct (see Air Intake Duct Removal) Seal [A] and Screen [B] Turn the air intake valve actuator [C] counterclockwise (90°). Remove the shaft [A] of the air intake valve actuator. Remove: Pad [A] Screws [B] Air Intake Valve [C] ...