Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Bolt and Nut Tightening

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Bolt and Nut Tightening

In accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart, it is very important to check the tightness of the bolts and nuts listed here. Also, check to see that each cotter pin is in place and in good condition. Please ask your authorized Kawasaki dealer for torque values.

Bolt and Nut Tightening


1. Clutch Lever Holder Bolts

2. Steering Stem Head Nut

3. Handlebar Clamp Bolts

4. Front Fork Clamp Bolts

5. Brake Lever Mounting Bolts

Bolt and Nut Tightening


6. Front Fender Mounting Bolts

7. Engine Mounting Bolts and Nuts

8. Rear Frame Mounting Bolts

9. Brake Disc Mounting Bolts

10. Front Axle Clamp Bolts

11. Front Axle Nut

12. Caliper Mounting Bolts

13. Side Stand Bolt

14. Suspension Likage Tie-Rod Nuts

15. Swingarm Pivot Shaft Nut

16. Footpeg Mounting Bolts

17. Rear Shock Absorber Mounting Bolts

18. Rear Axle Nut

19. Rear Sprocket Nuts

Bolt and Nut Tightening


20. Silencer Mounting Bolt

21. Brake Pedal Bolt

22. Exhaust Pipe Mounting Bolt and Nuts

Leather, Vinyl, and Rubber
If your motorcycle has leather accessories, special care must be taken. Use a leather cleaner/treatment to clean and care for leather accessories. Washing leather parts with detergent and wat ...

Storage
Preparation for Storage Clean the entire vehicle thoroughly Run the engine for about five minutes to warm the oil, shut it off, and drain the engine oil. WARNINGEngine oil is a to ...

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Tie-Rod and Rocker Arm Bearing Installation
Replace the needle bearings [A] and oil seals with new ones. Apply plenty of grease to the lips of the oil seals. Install the needle bearings and oil seals position as shown in the figure. Screw the needle bearing driver into the driver holder. Insert the needle bearing driver into th ...

Air Cleaner Housing Assembly
Install the ducts to the air cleaner housing. Fit the projections [A] of the duct into the slits [B] on the air cleaner housing. Tighten the screws [A]. Torque - Air Cleaner Housing Duct Screws: 1.1 N·m (0.11 kgf·m, 10 in·lb) Install: Air Cleaner Gasket [A] Duct [B] ...

KIBS Hydraulic Unit Removal
NOTICE The KIBS hydraulic unit [A] has been adjusted and set with precision at the factory. Therefore, it should be handled carefully, never struck sharply, as with a hammer, or allowed to fall on a hard surface. Be careful not to get water or mud on the KIBS hydraulic unit. Drain the b ...