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:

Stem, Stem Bearing Installation
Replace the bearing outer races with new ones. Drive them into the head pipe at the same time. Special Tools - Head Pipe Outer Race Press Shaft [A]: 57001-1075 Head Pipe Outer Race Driver, 55 [B]: 57001 -1446 or Bearing Driver Set: 57001-1129 Apply grease to the outer races. ...

Fuel Tank
The following octane rating gasoline is recommended for the fuel tank. Avoid filling the tank in the rain or where heavy dust is blowing so that the fuel does not get contaminated. A. Tank Cap B. Fuel Tank C. Top Level D. Filler Neck WARNINGGasoline is extremely flammable an ...

Alternator Cover Installation
Using a high flash-point solvent, clean off any oil or dirt that may be on the silicone sealant coating area. Dry them with a clean cloth. Apply silicone sealant to the alternator lead grommet and crankcase halves mating surface [A] on the front and rear sides of the cover mount. Sea ...