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

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Cylinder Head Warp Inspection
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