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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Wheel Rotation Sensor Air Gap Inspection
Raise the front/rear wheel off the ground (see Front/Rear Wheel Removal in the Wheels/Tires chapter). Measure the air gap between the sensor and sensor rotor at several points by turning the wheel slowly. Thickness Gauge [A] Wheel Rotation Sensor Air Gap Standard: Front 0.4 1.6 mm ...

Shift Fork/Gear Groove Wear Inspection
Measure the thickness of the shift fork ears [A], and measure the width [B] of the gear grooves. If the thickness of a shift fork ear is less than the service limit, the shift fork must be replaced. Shift Fork Ear Thickness Standard: 5.7 6.0 mm (0.224 0.236 in.) Service Limit: 5.6 mm ...

Cylinder Compression Measurement
NOTE Use the battery which is fully charged. Warm up the engine thoroughly. Stop the engine. Remove the spark plugs (see Spark Plug Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter). Attach the compression gauge [A] and adapter [B] firmly into the spark plug hole. Using the startermo ...