Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Chain Slack Adjustment

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Chain Slack Adjustment


A. Axle Nut

B. Cotter Pin

C. Adjuster

D. Locknut

Chain Slack Adjustment


A. Marks

B. Notch

C. Indicator

D. Adjuster

E. Locknut

NOTE

Wheel alignment can also be checked using the straightedge or string method.

WARNING

Misalignment of the wheel will result in abnormalwear, andmay result in an unsafe riding condition.

Align the rear wheel using the marks on the swingarm or measuring the distance between the center of the axle and swingarm pivot.

Tightening Torque


NOTE

If a torque wrench is not available, this item should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.

Chain Slack Adjustment


A. Cotter Pin

NOTE

Chain Slack Adjustment


A. Turn Clockwise

WARNING

A loose axle nut can lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or death. Tighten the axle nut to the proper torque and install a new cotter pin.

Chain Slack Inspection
Set the motorcycle up on its side stand. Rotate the rear wheel to find the position where the chain is tightest, and measure the maximum chain slack by pulling up and pushing down the c ...

Wear Inspection
Remove the left front footpeg bracket bolts. A. Front Footpeg Bracket B. Bolts Remove the bolts and chain cover. A. Bolts B. Chain Cover Stretch the chain taut either by u ...

Other materials:

Refreshing Charge
Remove the battery (see Battery Removal). Do refresh charge by following method according to the battery terminal voltage. WARNINGThis battery is sealed type. Charge with current and time as stated below. Terminal Voltage: 12.0 12.7 V Standard Charge (see following ...

Air Switching Valve Removal
NOTICE Never drop the air switching valve especially on a hard surface. Such a shock to the air switching valve can damaged it. Remove the air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Disconnect the connector [A]. Disconnect the hoses [B] from ...

Chassis Parts Lubrication
Before lubricating each part, clean off any rusty spots with rust remover and wipe off any grease, oil, dirt, or grime. Lubricate the points listed below with indicated lubricant. NOTE Whenever the vehicle has been operated under wet or rainy conditions, or especially after using a high ...