Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: General Lubrication

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / General Lubrication

Lubricate the points shown below, with either motor oil or regular grease, in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart or whenever the vehicle has been operated under wet or rainy conditions.

Before lubricating each part, clean off any rusty spots with rust remover and wipe off any grease, oil, dirt, or grime.

NOTE

A few drops of oil are effective to keep bolts and nuts from rusting and sticking. This makes removal easier.

Badly rusted nuts, bolts, etc., should be replaced with new ones.

Apply motor oil to the following pivots

Lubricate the following cables with a pressure cable luber

Lubricate the following cables with a pressure cable luber


Apply grease to the following points

(K): Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.

NOTE

After connecting the cables, adjust them.

Fuses
Fuses are arranged in the fuse boxes located under the passenger’s seat and in the left fairing. The main fuse is located under the passenger’s seat. If a fuse fails during operation, inspec ...

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Spring Tension Inspection
Since a spring becomes shorter as it weakens, check its free length [A] to determine its condition. If the spring of either fork leg is shorter than the service limit, it must be replaced. If the length of a replacement spring and that of the remaining spring vary greatly, the remaining s ...

Engine Oil
In order for the engine, transmission, and clutch to function properly, maintain the engine oil at the proper level, and change the oil and replace the oil filter in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. Not only do dirt and metal particles collect in the oil, but the oil itself los ...

Front Fork Installation (Each Fork Leg)
Install the fork so that the top plug end [A] as shown in the figure. 11 mm (0.43 in.) [B] Steering Stem Head [C] Tighten: Torque - Front Fork Clamp Bolts (Lower): 23 N·m (2.3 kgf·m, 17 ft·lb) NOTE Tighten the two lower front fork clamp bolts alternately two times to ensur ...