Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Tie-Rod and Rocker Arm Bearing Installation

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Suspension / Tie-Rod, Rocker Arm / Tie-Rod and Rocker Arm Bearing Installation

Screw the needle bearing driver into the driver holder.

Insert the needle bearing driver into the needle bearing and press the needle bearing.

NOTE

For a bearing of inner diameter 17, select the pressing
side of the needle bearing driver according to its pressing depth.

Special Tools - Bearing Driver Set: 57001-1129 Needle Bearing Driver, 17/
18: 57001 -1609

NOTE

Tie-Rod and Rocker Arm Bearing Installation


Needle Bearings [A] Oil Seals [B] Frame [C] Rear Shock Absorber [D] Swingarm [E] Tie-rod [F] Rocker Arms [G] 5.5 mm (0.22 in.) [H] 5.9 mm (0.23 in.) [I] Front [J] Right Side [K] Left Side [L]

Tie-Rod and Rocker Arm Bearing Removal
Remove: Tie-Rod (see Tie-Rod Removal) Rocker Arms (see Rocker Arm Removal) Swingarm (see Swingarm Removal) Sleeves [A] Oil Seals [B] Remove the needle bearings [C], using the bearing re ...

Rocker Arm/Tie-Rod Bearing, Sleeve Inspection
NOTICE Do not remove the bearings for inspection. Removal may damage them. Visually inspect the rocker arm, or tie-rod sleeves [A] and needle bearings [B]. The rollers in a needle bearin ...

Other materials:

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 ...

Spring Plate Free Play Adjustment
NOTE The free play adjustment is performed by replacing the steel plate(s). Measure the clutch spring plate free play (see Clutch Spring Plate Free Play Measurement), and then replace the steel plate(s) which brings the free play within the usable range. Spring Plate Free Play Usable ...

Service Code Reading
The service code(s) is displayed on the LCD by the number of two digits. NOTE The service code of the KIBS and ABS adds “b” at the left side of the code. The service code of the ESD adds “E” at the left side of the code. When there are a number of problems, all the serv ...