Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Lubrication

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Drive Chain / Lubrication

Lubrication is necessary after riding through rain or on wet roads, or any time that the chain appears dry.

Use a lubricant for sealed chains to prevent deterioration of chain seals. If the chain is especially dirty, clean it using a cleaner for sealed chains following the instructions supplied by the chain cleaner manufacturer.

Lubrication


Wear Inspection
Remove the left front footpeg bracket bolts. A. Front Footpeg Bracket B. Bolts Remove the bolts and chain cover. A. Bolts B. Chain Cover Stretch the chain taut either by u ...

Brakes
Brake Wear Inspection Inspect the brakes for wear. For each front and rear disc brake caliper, if the thickness of either pad is less than 1 mm (0.04 in.), replace both pads in the caliper as a s ...

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Backups
The ECU takes the following measures to prevent engine damage when the DFI, ignition, S-KTRC or immobilizer system parts have troubles. Note: (1): D-J Method: When the engine load is light like at idling or low speed, the ECU determines the injection quantity by calculating fr ...

Piston Wear Inspection
Measure the outside diameter [A] of each piston 5 mm (0.20 in.) [B] up from the bottom of the piston at a right angle to the direction of the piston pin. If the measurement is under service limit, replace the piston. Piston Diameter Standard: 75.959 75.974 mm (2.9905 2.9911 in.) ...

Brake Line Bleeding
The brake fluid has a very low compression coefficient so that almost all the movement of the brake lever or pedal is transmitted directly to the caliper for braking action. Air, however, is easily compressed. When air enters the brake lines, brake lever or pedal movement will be partially used ...