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) ...


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Balancer Installation
Position the crankshaft at #2, 3 positions TDC or at #1, 4 positions TDC. Install the balancer assembly as follows. Align the punch mark [A] on the weight and the projection [B] on the crankcase. Engage the balancer gear and the crankshaft gear. Insert the balancer shaft until it is bot ...

Electronic Steering Damper Warning Indicator Light
The yellow light functions as the electronic steering damper warning indicator. The light and warning symbol "ESD" go on if there is a malfunction in the electronic steering damper system. However, this could also be caused by trouble with the charging system (e.g. battery). I ...

Periodic Maintenance Chart
K : Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. * : For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here. # : Service more frequently when operating in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy, high speed, or frequent starting/stopping. (e): Emission Rel ...