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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Front Forks/Rear Shock Absorber Operation Inspection
Pump the forks down and up [A] 4 or 5 times, and inspect the smooth stroke. If the forks do not smoothly or noise is found, inspect the fork oil level or fork clamps (see Front Fork Oil Change in the Suspension chapter). Pump the rear seat down and up [A] 4 or 5 times, and inspec ...

Brake Disc Warp Inspection
Raise the wheel off the ground with the jack. Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608 For front disc inspection, turn the handlebar fully to one side. Set up a dial gauge against the disc [A] as shown in the figure and measure disc runout, while turning [B] the ...

Battery Removal
Remove the rider’s seat (see Seats section in the GENERAL INFORMATION chapter). Turn the ignition switch to “OFF” and disconnect the (–) cable from the battery. Remove the red cap form the (+) terminal, and disconnect the (+) cables from the battery. NOTE The battery is ...