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 ...

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ECU Power Supply Inspection
Remove the upper air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Element Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter). Visually inspect the ECU connectors. If the connector is clogged with mud or dust, blow it off with compressed air. Remove the ECU (see ECU Removal). Visually inspect the ...

Rear Shock Absorber Inspection
Press down on the seat several times to inspect the stroke. Visually inspect the rear shock absorber for oil leaks. If there is any doubt about the rear shock absorber, it should be inspected by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Rear Shock Absorber Spring Preload Adjustment ...

Intake Air Pressure Sensor #1 Output Voltage Inspection
Measure the output voltage at the intake air pressure sensor #1 in the same way as input voltage inspection, note the following. Disconnect the intake air pressure sensor #1 connector and connect the measuring adapter [A] between these connectors. [B] Main Harness [C] Intake Air Pressu ...