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. ...

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. ...

Rider’s Seat Installation
Insert the tabs on the front of the rider’s seat into the slots in the frame and secure the seat with mounting bolts. Install the seat cover and bolts. A. Rider’s Seat B. Tabs C. Slots D. Stays ...

Check 2-1: Speedometer Inspection
Using the suitable stand, raise the rear wheel off the ground. Rotate the rear wheel by hand or start the engine. Check that the display changes speedometer. If the display function does not work, check the following parts. Rear Wheel Rotation Sensor (see Wheel Rotation Sensor Inspe ...