Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Cleaning Vehicle before Disassembly

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Clean the vehicle thoroughly before disassembly. Dirt or other foreign materials entering into sealed areas during vehicle disassembly can cause excessive wear and decrease performance of the vehicle.

Cleaning Vehicle before Disassembly


Arrangement and Cleaning of Removed Parts

Disassembled parts are easy to confuse. Arrange the parts according to the order the parts were disassembled and clean the parts in order prior to assembly.

Arrangement and Cleaning of Removed Parts


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 ...

Storage of Removed Parts
After all the parts including subassembly parts have been cleaned, store the parts in a clean area. Put a clean cloth or plastic sheet over the parts to protect from any foreign materials that may ...

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Turn Signal Relay Inspection
Remove the battery (see Battery Removal). Take the turn signal relay [A] off the rear fender. Disconnect the connector [B]. Connect one 12 V battery and turn signal lights as indicated in the figure, and count how many times the lights blink for one minute. Turn Signal Relay ...

Starting the Engine
Check that the engine stop switch is in the position. A. Engine Stop Switch B. Starter Button Turn the ignition key to “ON”. Make sure the transmission is in neutral. A. Neutral Indicator Light B. Ignition Switch C. “ON” position NOTE The motorcycle is equipped w ...

Tie-Rod and Rocker Arm Bearing Removal
Remove: Tie-Rod (see Tie-Rod Removal) Rocker Arms (see Rocker Arm Removal) Swingarm (see Swingarm Removal) Sleeves [A] Oil Seals [B] Remove the needle bearings [C], using the bearing remover head and bearing remover shaft. Special Tools - Bearing Remover Head, 15 × 17: ...