Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Rocker Arm Operation Inspection

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If the rocker arm [A] does not smoothly stroke or noise is found, inspect the fasteners and bearings (see Tie-Rod/Rocker Arm Bearing, Sleeve Inspection in the Suspension chapter).

Rocker Arm Operation Inspection


In this photo, the foot guard has been removed for clarity.

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 Chang ...

Tie-Rod Operation Inspection
Pump the rear seat down and up 4 or 5 times, and inspect the smooth stroke. If the tie-rod [A] do not smoothly stroke or noise is found, inspect the fasteners and tie-rod bearings (see Tie-R ...

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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 ...

Spring Preload Adjustment
Remove the rear shock absorber from the frame (see Rear Shock Absorber Removal). Loosen the locknut and turn out the adjusting nut to free the spring. Special Tools - Hook Wrench T=3.2 R37: 57001-1539 Hook Wrench R=35: 57001-1580 To adjust the spring preload, turn in the adjusting n ...

Turn Signal Switch
When the turn signal switch is pushed to the left ( ) or right ( ), the corresponding turn signals blink on and off. To stop blinking, push the switch in. Horn Button When the horn button is pushed, the horn sounds LAP/Passing Button When the LAP/passing button is pushed, the headlight hi ...