Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Drive Chain Slack Inspection

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Drive Chain Slack Inspection


NOTE

Check the wheel alignment (see Wheel Alignment Inspection).

Rotate the rear wheel to find the position where the chain is tightest.

Measure the vertical movement (chain slack) [A] midway between the sprockets.

If the chain slack exceeds the standard, adjust it.

Chain Slack Standard: 25 35 mm (1.0
1.4 in.)


Drive Chain Lubrication Condition Inspection
If a special lubricant is not available, a heavy oil such as SAE 90 is preferred to a lighter oil because it will stay on the chain longer and provide better lubrication. If the chain appears ...

Drive Chain Slack Adjustment
Remove the cotter pin [A], and loosen the rear axle nut [B]. Loosen the both chain adjuster locknuts [C]. If the chain is too loose, turn out the left and right chain adjusters [D] evenly. ...

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Exhaust Device
This motorcycle is equipped with a exhaust device system. This system controls the valve in the exhaust pipe and produces stable engine power at low and middle engine speed. This exhaust device is controlled by the ECU, and adjustment or maintenance should be done only by a competent mechanic ...

Camshaft Chain Tensioner Removal
NOTICE This is a non-return type camshaft chain tensioner. The push rod does not return to its original position once it moves out to take up camshaft chain slack. Observe all the rules listed below. When removing the tensioner, do not take out the mounting bolts only halfway. Retighteni ...

Special Tools and Sealant
Hand Tester: 57001-1394 Flywheel Puller Assembly, M38 × 1.5/M35 × 1.5: 57001-1405 Peak Voltage Adapter: 57001-1415 Lead Wire - Peak Voltage Adapter: 57001-1449 Key Registration Unit: 57001-1582 Grip: 57001-1591 Flywheel & Pulley Holder: 57001-1605 Rotor Holder: ...