Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Drive Chain Slack Adjustment

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Periodic Maintenance / Periodic Maintenance Procedures / Final Drive / Drive Chain Slack Adjustment

If the chain is too loose, turn out the left and right chain adjusters [D] evenly.

If the chain is too tight, turn in the left and right chain adjusters evenly, and kick the wheel forward.

Drive Chain Slack Adjustment


WARNING

Misalignment of the wheel will result in abnormal wear and may result in an unsafe riding condition.

Be sure the wheel is properly aligned.

Torque - Rear Axle Nut: 127 N·m (13.0 kgf·m, 94 ft·lb)

NOTE

Drive Chain Slack Adjustment


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.

Drive Chain Slack Adjustment


Drive Chain Slack Inspection
NOTE Check the slack with the motorcycle setting on its sidestand. Clean the chain if it is dirty, and lubricate it if it appears dry. Check the wheel alignment (see Wheel Alignment Ins ...

Wheel Alignment Inspection
Check that the notch [A] on the alignment indicator [B] aligns with the same swingarm mark or position [C] that the other side alignment indicator notch aligns with. If they do not, adjust t ...

Other materials:

Special Tools and Sealant
Oil Pressure Gauge, 5 kgf/cm²: 57001-125 Hand Tester: 57001-1394 Needle Adapter Set: 57001-1457 Extension Tube: 57001-1578 Fuel Pressure Gauge Adapter: 57001-1593 Fuel Hose: 57001-1607 Measuring Adapter: 57001-1700 Liquid Gasket, TB1211: 56019-120 ...

Spark Plug Replacement
Remove the stick coils (see Stick Coil Removal in the Electrical System chapter). Remove the spark plugs using the 16 mm (0.63 in.) plug wrench [A] vertically. Replace the spark plug with new ones. Standard Spark Plug Type: NGK CR9EIA-9 Insert the spark plug vertically into the sp ...

Wheel Inspection
Raise the front/rear wheel off the ground. Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608 Spin the wheel lightly, and check for roughness or binding. If roughness or binding is found, replace the hub bearings (see Hub Bearing Removal/Installation). Inspect the wh ...