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


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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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Valve-to-Guide Clearance Measurement (Wobble Method)
If a small bore gauge is not available, inspect the valve guide wear by measuring the valve to valve guide clearance with the wobble method as indicated below. Insert a new valve [A] into the guide [B] and set a dial gauge against the stem perpendicular to it as close as possible to the cy ...

Fuel Filter Cleaning
The fuel filter [A] is built into the fuel pump and can not be cleaned or checked. If the fuel filter is suspected of clogging or being damaged, replace it with the fuel pump as a set. Fuel Pump Circuit 1. Ignition Switch 2. Engine Stop Switch 3. Joint Connector E 4. ECU 5. Engine G ...

Alternator Inspection
There are three types of alternator failures: short, open (wire burned out), or loss in rotor magnetism. A short or open in one of the coil wires will result in either a low output, or no output at all. A loss in rotor magnetism, which may be caused by dropping or hitting the alternator, by leav ...