Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Drive Chain Slack Inspection

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Drive Chain Slack Inspection


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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High Speed Compression Damping Adjustment
Turn the high speed compression damping force adjuster clockwise to increase damping force or counterclockwise to decrease it. NOTICE Do not turn the compression damping force adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the adjusting mechanism may be damaged. A. Compression Da ...

Lower Crankcase Assembly
Install the ball bearing [A] and the oil level inspection window [B] until they are bottomed Apply soap and water solution to the oil level inspection window before installation. Install the new circlip [C]. Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the oil passage plug [D]. Tighten: ...

Oxygen Sensor Heater Resistance Inspection
Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Disconnect the oxygen sensor lead connector [A]. Connect a digital meter [A] to the terminals in the oxygen sensor lead connector [B]. Measure the oxygen sensor heat ...