Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Swingarm Bearing, Sleeve Inspection

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NOTICE

Do not remove the bearings for inspection. Removal may damage them.

Swingarm Bearing, Sleeve Inspection


The rollers and ball in a bearing normally wear very little, and wear is difficult to measure. Instead of measuring, visually inspect the bearing for abrasion, discoloration, or other damage.

If the needle bearing, and sleeve [B] show any sings of abnormal wear, discoloration, or damage, replace them as a set.

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

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

Swingarm Bearing, Sleeve Inspection


Swingarm Bearing Lubrication

NOTE

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

Swingarm Bearing Installation
Replace the needle bearings, ball bearing, grease seals and circlip with new ones. Install the needle bearings, ball bearing, grease seals and circlip as shown in the figure. Insert the ne ...

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Stem, Stem Bearing Installation
Replace the bearing outer races with new ones. Drive them into the head pipe at the same time. Special Tools - Head Pipe Outer Race Press Shaft [A]: 57001-1075 Head Pipe Outer Race Driver, 55 [B]: 57001 -1446 or Bearing Driver Set: 57001-1129 Apply grease to the outer races. ...

Throttle Body Assy Removal
WARNINGGasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under certain conditions, creating the potential for serious burns. Make sure the area is well-ventilated and free from any source of flame or sparks; this includes any appliance with a pilot light. Do not smoke. T ...

Crankshaft Removal
Split the crankcase (see Crankcase Splitting). Remove: Connecting Rod Big End Nuts [A] Connecting Rod Big End Caps [B] NOTE Mark and record the locations of the connecting rods and their big end caps so that they can be reassembled in their original positions. Remove the crank ...