Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Hub Bearing Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Wheels/Tires / Hub Bearing / Hub Bearing Inspection

Since the hub bearings are made to extremely close tolerances, the clearance can not normally be measured.

NOTE

Do not remove any bearings for inspection. If any bearings are removed, they will need to be replaced with new ones.

If bearing play, roughness or binding is found, replace the bearing.

If the seal is torn or is leaking, replace the bearing.

Hub Bearing Inspection


Hub Bearing Lubrication

NOTE

Since the hub bearings are packed with grease and sealed, lubrication is not required.

Hub Bearing Installation
Before installing the hub bearings, blow any dirt or foreign particles out of the hub with compressed air to prevent contamination of the bearings. Replace the bearings with new ones. Insta ...

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Clutch
Clutch Operation Inspection Pull the clutch lever just enough to take up the free play [A]. Measure the gap between the lever and the lever holder. If the gap is too wide, the clutch may not release fully. If the gap is too narrow, the clutch may not engage fully. In either case, adjust ...

Torque Limiter Installation
Apply molybdenum disulfide grease to the torque limiter shaft [A]. Install the torque limiter [B], the collar [C] and the shaft. Turn the large-hole end of the shaft to inside as shown in the figure. Replace the washer [D] with a new one. Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the t ...

Fuel Tank and Cap Inspection
Visually inspect the gasket [A] on the tank cap for any damage. Replace the gasket if it is damaged. Check to see if the water drain pipe [B] and fuel breather pipe [C] in the tank are not clogged. Check the tank cap breather also. If they are clogged, remove the tank and drain it ...