Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Drive Chain Wear Inspection

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If there is any irregularity, replace the drive chain.

Lubricate the drive chain if it appears dry.

Drive Chain Wear Inspection


If any measurements exceed the service limit, replace the chain. Also, replace the front and rear sprockets when the drive chain is replaced.

Drive Chain 20-link Length

Standard: 317.5 318.2 mm
(12.50 12.53 in.)


Service Limit: 319 mm (12.6 in.)

WARNING

A chain that breaks or jumps off the sprockets could snag on the engine sprocket or lock the rear wheel, severely damaging the motorcycle and causing it to go out of control. Inspect the chain for damage and proper adjustment before each ride.

If chain wear exceeds the service limit, replace it with the standard chain. It is an endless type and should not be cut for installation.

Standard Chain

Make: ENUMA

Type: ( ZX1000JC/KC)
EK525RMX/3D (ZX1000JD/KD) EK525RMX2/3D

Link: 112 links

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 ...

Chain Guide Wear Inspection
Remove the swingarm (see Swingarm Removal in the Suspection chapter). Visually inspect the chain guide [A]. Replace the chain guide if it shows any signs of abnormal wear or damage. ...

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Check 3-4: Turn Signal Indicator Light (LED) Inspection
Connect the leads in the same circuit as Check 3-2. Connect the terminal [5] to the battery (+) terminal. Connect the terminal [6] to the battery (+) terminal. Check that the turn signal indicator light (LED) [A] goes on. If the indicator light does not go on, replace the meter ...

Steering Play Adjustment
Remove: Steering Stem Head with Handlebars (see Handlebar Removal in the Steering chapter). Bend the claws [A] of the claw washer [B] straighten. Remove: Steering Stem Locknut [C] Claw Washer Adjust the steering using the steering stem nut wrench [A]. Special Tool - Ste ...

Solenoid Valve Inspection (Service Code b 13, b 14, b 17, b 18)
The solenoid valve is built in the KIBS Hydraulic Unit [A]. Therefore the solenoid valve cannot be checked directly. Perform the Pre-Diagnosis Inspection 1 and 2 (see Inquiries to Rider in the Brakes chapter). If any of these service codes appears even if all checks are ended, replace t ...