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:

Water Pump Impeller Disassembly/Assembly
Remove the water pump impeller (see Oil Pump Removal in the Engine Lubrication System chapter). The sealing seat and rubber seal may be removed easily by hand. Apply coolant around the surfaces of the rubber seal and sealing seat. Install the rubber seal [A] and sealing seat [B] into ...

Instrument display brightness control
The brightness of the tachometer LED segments and illumination of the multifunction meter are controlled automatically depending on the ambient brightness. A. Tachometer B. Ambient Brightness Sensor C. Multifunction Meter NOTE Be careful not to cover the ambient brightness sensor on th ...

Front Fender Removal
Remove: Bolts [A] with Washers (Both Sides) Reflectors (Both Sides, US, CA, CAL and AU Models) Front Fender [B] Take the brake hose off the clamp [C] (both sides). Front Fender Installation Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the front fender mounting bolts. Tighten: ...