Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Drive Chain

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / 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 chain could jump off the sprockets or break.

WARNING

A chain that breaks or jumps off the sprockets could snag on the engine sprocket or lock the rear wheel, severely damaging the motorcycle and causing it to go out of control. Inspect the chain for damage and proper adjustment before each ride.

Clutch
Due to friction plate wear and clutch cable stretch over a long period of use, the clutch operation should be checked each day before riding the motorcycle, and must be adjusted in accordance wit ...

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 ...

Other materials:

Special Tools
Inside Circlip Pliers: 57001-143 Oil Seal & Bearing Remover: 57001-1058 Bearing Driver Set: 57001-1129 Jack: 57001-1238 Bearing Remover Head, 15 × 17: 57001-1267 Fork Oil Level Gauge: 57001-1290 Bearing Remover Shaft, 13: 57001-1377 Fork Oil Seal Driver, 43: 57001-15 ...

Before Servicing
Before starting to perform an inspection service or carry out a disassembly and reassembly operation on a motorcycle, read the precautions given below. To facilitate actual operations, notes, illustrations, photographs, cautions, and detailed descriptions have been included in each chapter w ...

Vehicle-down Sensor Output Voltage Inspection
Remove the vehicle-down sensor. Connect the measuring adapter [A] to the vehicle-down sensor connectors as shown in the figure. Special Tool - Measuring Adapter: 57001-1700 Main Harness [B] Vehicle-down Sensor [C] Connect a digital meter [D] to the measuring adapter leads. V ...