Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: External Shift Mechanism Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Crankshaft/Transmission / External Shift Mechanism / External Shift Mechanism Inspection

If the shaft is bent, straighten or replace it.

If the serration [B] are damaged, replace the shaft.

If the spring [C] is damaged in any way, replace it.

If the shift mechanism arm [D] is damaged in any way, replace the shaft.

External Shift Mechanism Inspection


If the ratchet [A], pawls [B], pins [C] or springs [D] are damaged in any way, replace them.

External Shift Mechanism Inspection


If it is loose, unscrew it, apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads, and tighten it.

Torque - Shift Shaft Return Spring Pin: 29 N·m (3.0 kgf·m, 21 ft·lb)

If the lever or spring are damaged in any way, replace them.

If they are badly worn or if they show any damage, replace it.

External Shift Mechanism Inspection


External Shift Mechanism Installation
Install the gear positioning lever [A] as shown in the figure. Install: Spring [B] Washer [C] Tighten: Torque - Gear Positioning Lever Bolt [D]: 12 N·m (1.2 kgf·m, 106 in·lb) ...

Wheels/Tires
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Armature Inspection
Using the × 1 Ω hand tester range, measure the resistance between any two commutator segments [A]. Special Tool - Hand Tester: 57001-1394 If there is a high resistance or no reading (∞) between any two segments, a winding is open and the starter motor must be replaced. ...

Battery Charging
Remove the battery from the motorcycle (see Battery Removal). Attach the leads from the charger and charge the battery at a rate (amperage x hours) that is indicated on the battery. If it is not possible to read the rate, charge the battery at an amperage that is about 1/10th of the ...

External Shift Mechanism Removal
Remove: Shift Lever (see Shift Pedal Removal) Oil Pump Drive Gear (see Oil Pump Drive Gear Removal/ Installation in the Engine Lubrication System chapter) Circlip [A] Washer [B] Special Tool - Outside Circlip Pliers: 57001-144 Remove: Shift Shaft Assembly [A] Washer [B] ...