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 ...

Tie-Rod, Rocker Arm
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Intake Air Pressure Sensor #2 Removal
NOTICE Never drop the intake air pressure sensor #2 especially on a hard surface. Such a shock to the sensor can damage it. Remove: Air Cleaner Housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) Intake Air Pressure Sensor #2 Connector [A] Remove the intake air ...

Meter instruments
Upper Button Lower Button Tachometer (with Shift-Up Indicator) Red Zone Ambient Brightness Sensor Turn Signal Indicator Light Warning Indicator Light (Red) Neutral Indicator Light Multifunction Meter High Beam Indicator Light Warning Indicator Light (Yellow) Fuel ...

Exhaust Butterfly Valve Actuator Removal
NOTICE Never drop the exhaust butterfly valve actuator especially on a hard surface. Such a shock to the actuator can damage it. Remove: Front Seat (see Front Seat Removal in the Frame chapter) Clamp [A] Screws [B] and Washers Slide the covers [A] and loosen the lock nuts [B] ...