Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Tie-Rod Operation Inspection

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

Tie-Rod Operation Inspection


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

Rocker Arm Operation Inspection
Pump the seat down and up 4 or 5 times, and inspect the smooth stroke. If the rocker arm [A] does not smoothly stroke or noise is found, inspect the fasteners and bearings (see Tie-Rod/Rocke ...

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Trip Meters
The trip meter has two meters which distinguished between the “TRIP A” and “TRIP B”. The trip meter shows the distance in kilometers or miles traveled since it was last reset to zero. TRIP A: 0.0 9999.9 TRIP B: 0.0 9999.9 A. Trip Meter B. “TRIP A” To reset the trip meter: ...

Piston Ring End Gap Inspection
Place the piston ring [A] inside the cylinder (upper crankcase), using the piston to locate the ring squarely in place. Set it close to the bottom of the cylinder, where cylinder wear is low. Measure the gap [B] between the ends of the ring with a thickness gauge. Piston Ring End Gap ...

Brake Fluid Level Inspection
Check that the brake fluid level in the front brake reservoir [A] is above the lower level line [B]. NOTE Hold the reservoir horizontal by turning the handlebar when checking brake fluid level. If the fluid level is lower than the lower level line, fill the reservoir to the upper lev ...