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:

Starter Motor Assembly
Install the positive brush assy [A] and the starter motor terminal [B] as shown in the figure. Replace the O-ring [C] with a new one, and install it. Install: Brush Springs [A] Negative Brush Assy [B] Turn the stopper side [C] to inside. Tighten: Torque - Brush Holder S ...

Drive Chain
The drive chain slack and lubrication must be checked each day before riding the motorcycle and must be maintained in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart for safety and to prevent excessive wear. If the chain becomes badly worn or maladjusted - either too loose or too tight - the c ...

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 ...